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ERIC Number: EJ1083216
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1571-0068
Science Teachers' Typology of CPD Activities: A Socio-Constructivist Perspective
EL-Deghaidy, Heba; Mansour, Nasser; Alshamrani, Saeed
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v13 n6 p1539-1566 Dec 2015
This study presents a typology of continuing professional development (CPD) activities and provides a discussion related to each. The typology includes 2 main themes, which investigate the various types of activities and the content presented in CPD programmes. The study used qualitative methods (open-ended questionnaires in addition to semi-structured interviews) with Saudi Arabian science teachers. The main theoretical framework for this study centres on the socio-constructivist theory of learning. Discussion of the findings leads to a depiction of what science teachers "need" to learn and "how" they want to learn. The aim of this study is to provide a framework for socio-constructivist science teacher professional development based on an attempt to understand how teachers learn effectively in CPD programmes and what science teachers need to learn.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia
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