Promoting Interdisciplinarity in Primary School in the Framework of Science Education

Maria Cristina Costa, António Domingos

Abstract


The promotion of interdisciplinarity has been gaining prominence all around the world to better prepare students for the real-life challenges of an increasingly demanding society. This study aims to investigate how to promote interdisciplinarity in primary school in the framework of science education. With a qualitative methodology and an interpretative approach, participants are primary school teachers who participated in a collaborative continuing professional development program. Findings of our research show that teachers gained the skills to design and implement interdisciplinary tasks adequate to primary school syllabus.

Keywords: interdisciplinarity, science education, professional development, hands-on, primary school.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15823/p.2018.132.8


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