ERIC Number: ED475161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Observing Teaching: A Reform-Based Framework for Looking into Classrooms.
Schneider, Rebecca; Blumenfeld, Phyllis
This study examines teachers' classroom practices in response to the support for teacher thinking in the materials and designs a systematic research method for observing classroom teaching consistent with reform recommendations and adaptable for use on a large scale. The development of a method to evaluate complex classroom observations that captures the salient features of reform-based teaching is described. (KHR)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Lesson Observation Criteria, Middle Schools, Professional Development, Science Education, Science Teachers, Student Projects, Teaching Methods
Web site: http://hi- ce.org/teacherworkroom/middleschool/physics/index.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Produced by the Center for Learning Technologies in Education.