ERIC Number: EJ1093994
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
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Using Popular Text to Develop Inquiry Projects: Supporting Preservice Teachers' Knowledge of Disciplinary Literacy
Cook, Kristin L.; Dinkins, Elizabeth G.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v44 n6 Jul 2015
Many educators support the idea that science requires a specific set of literacy skills and that all students should be equipped with those skills to become scientifically literate; however, this challenge requires science educators to develop methods to underscore the building of disciplinary literacy. In the presented curriculum for preservice science teachers (PSTs), developing inquiries around popular fiction text not only supported PSTs' building of disciplinary literacy, but also legitimized the place for popular culture text in the formal classroom.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Scientific Literacy, Popular Culture, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Science Teachers, Fiction
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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