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Engaging whānau with children's science learning

Asri Parkinson, Jude Doyle, Bronwen Cowie, Kathrin Otrel-Cass and Ted Glynn

When their funds of knowledge and experiences from home and the community are connected to their school learning, students' learning is supported. In this study teachers used "home learning books" to invite contributions from home into science teaching and learning in the classroom. The flow of knowledge between home and school engaged students and whānau and enriched the science learning.

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