A guidebook to building an epistemically insightful learning experience in primary schools

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Lawson, F., Simpson, S. and Billingsley, B. 2020. A guidebook to building an epistemically insightful learning experience in primary schools. Canterbury Christ Church University. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5211208
AuthorsLawson, F., Simpson, S. and Billingsley, B.
Learning levelUndergraduate
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This guidebook has been designed to support teachers, teaching assistants, education practitioners and ambassadors attending our CPD Seminar Series for primary schools. The CPD examines how scholarly thinking, questioning and disciplinary knowledge can support students to understand how their curriculum links, and better appreciate the nature of science in real world and multidisciplinary contexts.

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his guidebook has been designed to support teachers, teaching assistants, education practitioners and ambassadors attending our CPD Seminar Series for Primary schools. The CPD examines how scholarly thinking, questioning and disciplinary knowledge can support students to understand how their curriculum links, and better appreciate the nature of science in real world and multidisciplinary contexts.

However, you can still use this guidebook individually or as a team to consider how you can support your students to be more epistemically insightful and understand how their curriculum subjects relate to each other and the “real world”.
This guidebook contains information about the Epistemic Insight Initiative, the learning experiences the can be created through exploration of the curriculum intent, and practical exercises and tools that you can implement in your classroom.

Throughout this guidebook you will find short activities that are designed to deepen your understanding (and sometimes challenge misperceptions). The activities and following reflections are there to support you to develop (or make explicit) an epistemically insightful curriculum for your students.

KeywordsEpistemic Insight; Interdisciplinary learning; Curriculum transformation; Curriculum planning; Primary education; Pedagogy; Teaching
Year2020
PublisherCanterbury Christ Church University
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5211208
Official URLhttps://zenodo.org/record/5211208#.YtF273bMKUk
FunderTempleton World Charity Foundation (TWCF)
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