ERIC Number: ED306117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
University Researchers Inchoate Critiques of Science Teaching: A Case for the Study of Education.
Trumbull, Deborah J.; Kerr, Patricia
There is general agreement that the current teaching of secondary science is not as good as it should be. Different critics identify different weaknesses, but there is agreement that students are not learning how scientists make knowledge claims and use this knowledge. This paper assumes that one powerful influence on the development of teachers is the way they have been taught. An examination of conceptions held by scientists teaching university science courses indicates that university science teaching may have adverse influence on the development of secondary science teachers. The difficulty the researchers identify is that university science teachers take most aspects of teaching for granted and lack the theoretical framework to critique teaching practices and develop alternatives. It is hoped that the illustration of ways in which consideration of education concerns could lead to better university science teaching. Includes 18 references. (Author)
Descriptors: College Science, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Sciences, Scientists, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Students, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Teaching Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (62nd, San Francisco, CA, March 30-April 1, 1989).