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Exploring science content knowledge with ABC Kids Listen podcast: Imagine This

By Dr Kate Highfield and Dr Niraj (Nij) Lal

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Presenters

Dr Kate Highfield
Kate Highfield is an experienced teacher and researcher with an interest in how technology impacts on learning, pedagogy and play.
Dr Niraj (Nij) Lal
Dr Niraj (Nij) Lal just loves science – he’s practically obsessed. He did a PhD in it from the University of Cambridge in 2012 and in 2016 was named one of the ABC’s Top 5 Scientists under 40. In 2017 he started doing a bunch of science stuff on telly and radio, and now also...
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Description

Children are born scientists. From birth, they start exploring their world and building an understanding of how things work and how we communicate. They are ever-curious and have lots of questions. To encourage children’s curiosity and keep up with their questions, educators in early learning settings need to build their own scientific understanding and become knowledgeable co-investigators. This module explores how new media and a podcast by ABC Kids Listen, called Imagine This, can be used by educators to build scientific content knowledge. It also shares some of Dr Nij Lal’s simple scientific explanations, along with a collection of resources to help educators engage effectively in science with young learners.

 

Learning outcomes

This course builds on the concept of scientific content knowledge and shares some of Dr Nij Lal’s simple scientific explanations, along with a collection of resources to help us engage effectively in science with young learners.

Duration: 50 minutes