ERIC Number: ED364426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Conceptions of Teaching Science Held by Experienced High School Science Teachers.
Hewson, Peter W.; Kerby, Holly Walter
The thoughts that teachers have about the content and students they are to teach influences the way in which they will teach. This article briefly discusses the literature on teacher thinking with particular reference to recent work in science education to provide a framework in which to situate the research. The article describes the interview task and the method of analysis for obtaining representations of teachers' conceptions of teaching science that were used in this study. A detailed summary based on an analysis of the conceptions of teaching science held by six experienced high school science teachers is presented. Several features of teachers' conceptions that have emerged from the analysis are discussed. (PR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Madison.
Identifiers: Project DISTIL; Teacher Thinking
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (Atlanta, GA, April 1993).