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ERIC Number: ED184818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Review of Research: Teacher Questioning Behavior in Science Classrooms.
Blosser, Patricia E.
Selected for this review are dissertations and other research reports related to science teacher questioning behavior, with particular emphasis on those studies designed to help teachers change their questioning behavior. Summarizing the section on observational studies (N=11), the author concludes that science teachers appear to function primarily at the level of cognitive-memory thinking operations in their questioning behavior, regardless of educational level taught. The section on experimental studies clusters research for preservice (1) elementary teachers (N=11), (2) secondary teachers (N=9), and (3) college teachers (N=2). It appears more possible to help preservice elementary teachers than secondary or college teachers improve their questioning behavior. Reviews for inservice elementary (N=3) and secondary (N=3) teachers indicate that elementary school science teachers' questioning behavior can change, in some instances, and that different points of view relative to questioning are provided by the research dealing with secondary school science teachers. Also reviewed are four experimental studies focusing on wait-time. An additional section reviews the research, clustered by question category systems used, length of instructional treatment, materials used, and outcomes of the studies. Needs for further research are projected. (CS)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Questioning Techniques, Research Reports, Science Education, Science Teachers, Teacher Behavior
Information Reference Center (ERIC/IRC), The Ohio State University, 1200 Chambers Rd., 3rd Floor, Columbus, OH 43212 ($1.75).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.