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ERIC Number: EJ1096905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Saint Mary's College Teacher Science Institute: Converting Teachers to Using Guided Inquiry for Science Curricula
McCarthy, Deborah; Bellina, Joseph J., Jr.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v8 n1 p167-178 2003
In 1988 Saint Mary's College received a grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc. to create a program to improve the quality of science education in the local public and private schools. As part of applying that grant we created one-week summer work-shops for elementary and middle school teachers (K-8) based on guided inquiry methods of education. Each summer from 1999 to 2002 we have taught sixteen teachers in two week-long Teacher Science Institutes (TSI). This paper describes one part of the content and processes used in our workshops. Primarily it describes the teachers' enthusiastic shift to a constructivist, student-centered, guided inquiry pedagogy for science in their classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana
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