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ERIC Number: EJ1048819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
Pre-Service Teacher Perceptions of Using Problem Based Learning in Science Investigations
Pepper, Coral
Teaching Science, v59 n1 p23-27 Mar 2013
Introducing Problem Based Learning (PBL) to a cohort of science education pre-service teachers enabled them to engage in a widely used learning and teaching strategy helpful to align university courses with the professional work they are expected to undertake on graduation. Almost fifty pre-service teachers participated in the study, focussed on the Energy and Change strand of the WA Curriculum Framework, to develop an appropriate science investigation for Year 7 students. The evidence gathered from pre and post PBL intervention surveys and individual interviews indicates an increase in student perceptions of their confidence in teaching science investigation skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia