ERIC Number: ED261893
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Training of Primary Science Educators--A Workshop Approach. Science and Technology Education Document Series No. 13.
Harlen, Wynne, Ed.
This seven-chapter document is designed for individuals who train preservice and inservice teachers and for individuals who train the teacher trainers. Chapter 1 (an introduction by Wynne Harlen) summarizes subsequent chapters. Chapters 2, 3, and 4 provide some general theoretical discussion about workshops. They are, respectively: "Learning and Teaching Primary Science: The Case for a Workshop Approach to Teacher Training" by Wynne Harlen; "The Teacher's role and implications for Training" by Jos Elstgeest; and "Change in Science Education: The Social, Political, and Cultural Context" by Juan Manuel Gutierrez-Vazquez. This latter chapter suggests that the power structure in a country, often reflected in the power structure within the educational system, affects the individual teacher; it also suggests that new teaching materials and methods cannot bring about change alone. Chapters 5, 6, and 7 provide examples of in-service workshops in practice. They are, respectively: "Reflections on a Workshop to 'Ask the Water'" by Jos Elstgeest; "Planning, Running, and Following Through a Workshop in England" by Wynne Harlen, and "Developing a Workshop Approach to In-Service Training in Indonesia," also by Wynne Harlen. Workshop activities, organizations, and implications for science instruction are noted. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Science, Technical and Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia; United Kingdom (England)