ERIC Number: EJ1150439
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Energy Project Professional Development: Promoting Positive Attitudes about Science among K-12 Teachers
Robertson, Amy D.; Daane, Abigail R.
Physical Review Physics Education Research, v13 n2 p020102-1-020102-10 Jul-Dec 2017
Promoting positive attitudes about science among teachers has important implications for teachers' classroom practice and for their relationship to science as a discipline. In this paper, we report positive shifts in teachers' attitudes about science, as measured by the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science (CLASS) survey, over the course of their participation in a professional development course that emphasized the flexible use of energy representations to understand real world scenarios. Our work contributes to the larger effort to make the case that professional development matters for teacher learning and attitudes.
Descriptors: Energy, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary School Science, Secondary School Science, Scientific Attitudes, Positive Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Surveys, Attitude Measures
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington (Seattle)
Grant or Contract Numbers: 0822342; 122732