ERIC Number: EJ1155732
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Five Star Teacher: In-Service on the Move
Morris, Ronald V.
Social Studies, v108 n5 p175-191 2017
Teachers learned knowledge, skills, values, and dispositions through spending significant amounts of time working with heritage sites as they learned more about social studies. Elementary social studies teachers engaged in teacher in-service to increase their abilities to meet geography standards. Teacher professional development that caused instructors to engage with cultural and historic sites benefited them and should be considered as well as other models of teacher in-service. Teachers used study travel opportunities to engage in geographic investigation and exploration to accomplish inquiry. Teachers determined that extended time was required to experience the place, to value it, and to harbor the disposition to teach about it; they learned in-depth content from spending time on-site, and they learned skills to extract knowledge from site through reading the landscape. Teachers encountered multiple perspectives, technology, and controversial issues through their studies of regions in the Ohio River Valley. Teachers of elementary social studies may wish to consider this type of professional development to understand a sense of place and how it relates to the curriculum they teach.
Descriptors: Social Studies, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Geography, Standards, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Historic Sites, Faculty Development, Travel, Controversial Issues (Course Content), State Standards
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio
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