ERIC Number: ED307151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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A Study of the Importance of Reflection for Improving Science Teaching and Learning.
Baird, John R.; And Others
This paper reports a study directed toward educational improvement through individual and group change. It is a 3-year naturalistic case study centering on 9 experienced science teachers, 13 novice science teachers, 64 secondary science students, and 4 researchers. The three aims of this study are to know more about: (1) what it is to be a teacher and a learner of science; (2) the changing processes of teachers and students; and (3) research methodology for exploring these aims. First, some background research and the conceptual bases are given. Then an outline of the study design is presented--an outline emphasizing the central role of reflection in determining the approach to, progress through, and outcomes of the research. Some findings from the preservice and inservice components of this study are presented through two types of reflection: reflection on practice and phenomenological reflection. (YP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Australian Research Council.
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Identifiers - Location: Australia