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ERIC Number: EJ1177037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Benefits to Secondary School Chemistry Teachers Who Have Brought Their Students to Engagement Activities with a University Chemistry Department for Several Years; Continuing Professional Development by Diffusion?
Glover, Sarah R.; Harrison, Timothy G.; Shallcross, Dudley E.
Acta Didactica Napocensia, v11 n1 p117-127 2018
Outreach is often seen as only having an impact on the school students taking part rather than also having an impact on the accompanying teachers participating in university led outreach activities. A group of secondary school science teachers who have been long-term engagers in chemistry outreach at a single Higher Education Institution have been interviewed and their feedback has been grouped into several categories of impact; Pedagogical Content Knowledge, updating subject knowledge, access to the university, funding for projects, access to Learned Societies, networking opportunities and changing or otherwise affecting teaching practice. Many of these are aspects of continued professional development (CPD) that teachers are picking up subconsciously during the engagement.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Outreach Programs, Chemistry, College School Cooperation, Interviews, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Financial Support, Networks, Faculty Development, Learning Activities, Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Knowledge Level, Teacher Collaboration, Teaching Styles, Science Instruction
Babes-Bolyai University. Kogainiceanu 1, Cluj-Napoca, 400084 Romania. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://adn.teaching.ro
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)