Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1)

Investigative Activities as a Basis for Integrating Pre-primary Craft, Technology and Science Education

Julkaisun tekijät: Yliverronen Virpi, Kangas Kaiju, Rönkkö Marja-Leena

Kustantaja: Universitetsbiblioteket OsloMet

Julkaisuvuosi: 2021

Journal: Techne Series: Research in Sloyd Education and Craft Science A

Volyymi: 28

Julkaisunumero: 2

eISSN: 1893-1774


Rinnakkaistallenteen osoite:


The aim of this study is to explore the integration of pre-primary craft, technology, and science education. Inquiry-based approaches and hands-on activities are common modes of teaching within these learning areas in pre-primary education. Referring to the way young children act in a learning context, the term ‘investigative activities’ has been used to describe the combination of inquiry-based and hands-on activities, such as designing and crafting. However, few studies have focused on the possibilities of integrating different joint objectives in pre-primary education. This paper presents an initial set of investigative activities that create the integrative basis for pre-primary craft, technology, and science education, and further, opens up the activities with a pedagogical example. With these activities, the three learning areas form an integrative, holistic learning project, supporting children to understand their natural and man-made environments and become active creators within these environments.

Ladattava julkaisu

This is an electronic reprint of the original article.
This reprint may differ from the original in pagination and typographic detail. Please cite the original version.

Last updated on 2021-30-12 at 09:09