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ERIC Number: EJ1142676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0950-0693
What Do Science Teachers Think about Developing Scientific Competences through Context-Based Teaching? A Case Study
Lupión-Cobos, Teresa; López-Castilla, Rafael; Blanco-López, Ángel
International Journal of Science Education, v39 n7 p937-963 2017
In this paper we explore the views and opinions of four secondary education science teachers regarding the teaching of scientific competences. Their views were gathered in the context of a training programme in which they had to design, implement, and assess their own teaching unit for developing students' scientific competences by means of context-based learning. Analysis of the data yielded a set of 14 categories distributed across 5 areas: scientific competence and context-based teaching; the teacher and his/her professional environment; implementation in the classroom; development of the teaching unit; and assessment. This process also identified the aspects which teachers believed either facilitated or acted as an obstacle to the development of scientific competences through context-based teaching. We discuss the implications of our findings and suggest ways in which a shift towards a context-based approach to teaching scientific competences can best be achieved, and consider a series of factors related to teachers' professional identity that may influence this process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain; European Union
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
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