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ERIC Number: ED531676
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
An Elementary School Teacher's Reflection on Implementing Constructivist Instruction in Science Classroom
Hsu, Kuo-Chung; Wang, Jing-Ru
Online Submission, US-China Education Review B 1 p63-67 2012
The main purpose of this paper was to describe how the author, Kuo-Chung Hsu, changed his teaching beliefs and science instruction through participating in a cooperative action research, which is conducted by the author, Jing-Ru Wang. Self-study was adopted to explain and interpret Kuo-Chung Hsu's experience of teaching science in Taiwan island. The current research report involved three parts: firstly, how Kuo-Chung Hsu developed his teaching belief; secondly, the process of transferring Kuo-Chung Hsu teaching belief into practical teaching was provided; thirdly, Kuo-Chung Hsu constructivist instruction was illustrated with a unit of science teaching instruction. In the conclusion of this paper, Kuo-Chung Hsu retrospected to his personal experiences in constructivist instruction, which reflected the process of how a novice teacher became an expert teacher. This research has significant implications for the design of science teacher professional development. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Council (Taiwan)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan