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Integrating knowledge of science in the teaching of children’s nursery rhymes

Madhawa Nair, Subadrah (2015) Integrating knowledge of science in the teaching of children’s nursery rhymes. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 9 (37 S). pp. 310-316. ISSN 1991-8178

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Background: Science subject is difficult to understand especially for children at preschool level.Integrating the knowledge of science in the teaching of nursery rhymes facilitates the process of learning and children are able to connect nursery rhymes with science.This paper is based on an action research carried out on six year old children in a preschool.It employs qualitative research whereby the headmistress, the teacher and the researcher reflected on the various actions carried out in the classroom.Objective: The objective of the research is to integrate the knowledge of science in the teaching of children’s nursery rhymes.Results: The findings indicated that the teacher showed enthusiasm and creativity in integrating knowledge of science in teaching nursery rhymes.Various activities carried out by the teacher in this study had influenced the practice of the teacher and students’ learning. Besides learning the nursery rhymes students were able to broaden their scientific knowledge on spiders.Conclusion: This study affirms that knowledge of science can be integrated in the teaching of nursery rhymes.In addition, this study has strong pedagogical implication on teaching and learning of science through nursery rhymes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nursery rhymes, Preschool children, Action research, Knowledge of science, Reflection
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: School of Education & Modern Languages
Depositing User: PM Dr. Subadrah a/p Madhawa Nair
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2016 00:11
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 00:11
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/17940

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