ERIC Number: ED472912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Profile Changes for Two Students in a (Mathematics, Science and Technology Education) Preservice Teacher Education Program with Constructivist Views of Teaching and Learning.
Kwak, Youngsun; Beeth, Michael E.
This study investigates changes in preservice teachers' profiles of educational constructivism as they participated in a science teacher education program and the implications of those beliefs the preservice teachers expected to have on their teaching. Educational constructivism is subdivided into the categories of individual, radical, and social, and is described depending on the unique ontological, epistemological, and pedagogical commitments. Two case studies are presented to indicate the change in educational constructivist profiles for these preservice teachers. This study demonstrates that the notion that a constructivist profile could be aligned with conceptions of science teaching and that learning and preservice teachers can develop a constructivist notion of teaching. (KHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (Costa Mesa, CA, January 18-21, 2001). For full proceedings, see ED 453 083.