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ERIC Number: ED356952
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Pre-Service Teachers' Behaviour and Training in Asking Operational Questions.
Goh, Ngoh-Khang; Chia, Lian-Sai
This study, conducted in Singapore, was designed to determine pre-service primary teachers' (n=34) behavior in asking operational questions in science. In training the pre-service teachers in asking operational questions, the meaning of operational questions was first illustrated and clarified to them through the use of some examples during group activities. The pre-service teachers were then placed in a new situation in which they had to carry out another activity, make observations, and respond to these observed phenomena. Questioning patterns were identified based on their responses. The study revealed that if proper instruction is given, the pre-service teachers' ability to ask operational questions can be trained and developed further. The study concluded that fostering ability in asking quality operational questions, imparting science content knowledge, and enhancing good observational skills are areas to be addressed. The study suggested that the training should start as early as possible and be extended to pre-service secondary science teachers. (MDH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A