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ERIC Number: EJ1021861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0950-0693
Teachers' and Students' Conceptions of Good Science Teaching
Yung, Benny Hin Wai; Zhu, Yan; Wong, Siu Ling; Cheng, Man Wai; Lo, Fei Yin
International Journal of Science Education, v35 n14 p2435-2461 2013
Capitalizing on the comments made by teachers on videos of exemplary science teaching, a video-based survey instrument on the topic of "Density" was developed and used to investigate the conceptions of good science teaching held by 110 teachers and 4,024 year 7 students in Hong Kong. Six dimensions of good science teaching are identified from the 55-item questionnaire, namely, "focusing on science learning", "facilitating students' understanding", "encouraging students' involvement", "creating conducive environment", "encouraging active experimentation" and "preparing students for exam (PSE)". Significant gaps between teachers' and students' conceptions on certain dimensions have been revealed. The inconsistency on the dimension "PSE" is particularly evident and possible reasons for the phenomenon are suggested. This study raises the important questions of how the gap can be addressed, and who is to change in order to close the gaps. Answers to these questions have huge implications for teacher education and teacher professional development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
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