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  • Developing ‘butterfly warriors’: a case study of science for citizenship

    Chen, Junjun; Cowie, Bronwen (Springer, 2013)
    Given worldwide concern about a decline in student engagement in school science and an increasing call for science for citizenship in New Zealand Curriculum, this study focused on a butterfly unit that investigated how ...
  • Engaging primary students in learning about New Zealand birds: A socially relevant context

    Chen, Junjun; Cowie, Bronwen (Taylor and Francis, 2013)
    This article reports on a classroom study of a unit on New Zealand birds that focused on adaptation and conservation in a Year 7 class. The unit used a 'context as social circumstances' model. The researchers observed the ...
  • A junior school science unit on the solar system: Learning to think like a scientist

    Brooks, Megan; Chen, Junjun; Harlow, Ann (Centre for Distance Education and Learning Technologies, University of Otago College of Education, 2012)
    This article highlights the ways in which a Year 1‒3 teacher in a decile 8 rural primary school used the Science Learning Hub website (www.sciencelearn.org.nz) to develop her own science knowledge and to introduce her 20 ...
  • Reading to learn about birds and their conservation.

    Chen, Junjun; Cowie, Bronwen; Oliver, Kim (New Zealand Association of Science Educators, 2011)
    The article discusses the importance of active reading concerning the various species of birds in New Zealand. It notes that this kind of activity will enhance the cognitive skills of students and will aid them in understanding ...
  • Scientists talking to students through videos

    Chen, Junjun; Cowie, Bronwen (Springer, 2013)
    The benefits of connecting school students with scientists are well documented. This paper reports how New Zealand teachers brought scientists into the classrooms through the use of videos of New Zealand scientists talking ...

Junjun Chen has 4 co-authors in Research Commons.