Primary School Children can Take the Lead in Teaching Anatomy and Physiology to their Peers

Derek A Scott, Claire Aitken, Fiona Murray

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Abstract

The Scottish Government published a strategy that recommended increasing science education at primary school level. Our institution had previously developed activities to help older pupils learn about anatomy and physiology, but we had little
experience with younger students. We aimed to develop a series of activities for primary school pupils and teachers, with children encouraged to take the lead in presenting what they had learned. This pilot study demonstrated that involving primary school students in biomedical learning activities can foster leadership, improve presentation skills, encourage pupil-led research and stimulate interest in anatomy and physiology at a very young age.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-153
Number of pages1
JournalHAPS Educator
VolumeAugust 2020
Early online date3 Sep 2020
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sep 2020
EventHAPS 34th Annual Conference - The Westin, Ottawa, Canada
Duration: 23 May 202027 May 2020
Conference number: 34

Keywords

  • Primary school
  • children
  • physiology
  • anatomy
  • peers
  • outreach
  • public engagement
  • student-led

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