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ERIC Number: EJ1108714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
Teaching Science in an Inquiry-Based Learning Environment: What It Means for Pre-Service Elementary Science Teachers
Akgul, Esra Macaroglu
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v2 n1 p71-81 Feb 2006
This research examines Turkish pre-service elementary science teachers' understandings of teaching science in an inquiry-based learning environment. Thirty-five prospective teachers who attended to one of the big teacher training institutions in Istanbul participated in this study. Data were collected via course assignments and inclass activities in teaching science. These were pre- and post-philosophies of teaching science, Nature of Science Card Game and a discussion centered on an inquiry-based teaching scenario. Open-coding of data helped to note patterns to identify categories and form assertions. Inquiry-based learning environment changed participants' traditional views about not the nature of science but teaching science.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey (Istanbul)
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