ERIC Number: EJ1062682
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
Developing Preservice Teachers' Knowledge of Science Teaching through Video Clubs
Johnson, Heather J.; Cotterman, Michelle E.
Journal of Science Teacher Education, v26 n4 p393-417 Jun 2015
Though an adequate understanding of content is a natural prerequisite of teaching (Carlsen in "Journal of Research in Science Teaching" 30:471-481, 1993), teachers also need to be able to interpret content in ways that facilitate student learning. How to best support novice teachers in developing and refining their content knowledge for teaching is a crucial and ongoing question for preservice teacher educators. Recently, video clubs are being explored as potential contexts for teacher learning (Barnhart & van Es in "Teaching and Teacher Education" 45:83-93, 2015; Sherin & Han in "Teaching and Teacher Education" 20:163-183, 2004). We hypothesized that pairing video clubs with student teaching experiences would provide a forum for preservice teachers to discuss issues relevant to their professional trajectory through exposure to models of peer teaching and opportunities to reflect on practice. In this study, we explored how secondary science preservice teachers used video club to restructure their overall science knowledge into science knowledge for teaching. Our findings suggest that video clubs allowed preservice teachers to access and leverage student thinking and instructional resources to deepen their understanding of science content and trajectories for science learning.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Science Instruction, Clubs, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Student Teaching, Peer Teaching, Secondary School Science
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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