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ERIC Number: EJ1155014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
Stories from the Classroom: Using Pupils' Questions to Develop Science Teachers' Learning
James, Jon
School Science Review, v98 n362 p91-96 Sep 2016
Pupils' questions can play a powerful role in helping them to develop conceptual understanding, but can also provide a stimulus for teacher learning. This article presents a series of stories that illustrate the challenges of capitalising on pupils' questions, given the complexity of decision-making required in the science classroom and the current accountability pressures that teachers experience. The project highlights the crucial role that teacher educators and mentors can play, as "critical colleagues" for early-career science teachers, in encouraging and opening up opportunities for teacher learning in the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A