ERIC Number: EJ1177143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Science Pre-Service Teachers Experience on Teaching beyond Subject Expertise
Montebon, Darryl Roy T.
Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, v38 n2 p126-139 2015
The content knowledge of teachers matters in the classroom. It influences their ability to deliver lessons, select activities for their students and assess students' learning. This study investigates the experiences of biology pre-service teachers who were required to teach physics and earth science concepts during their pre-service teaching. Such experience has been brought about by curriculum change. The new K12 science curriculum in the Philippines follows a spiral progression arrangement of competencies. Thus, a lack of a teachers' expertise with the subject matter to be taught maybe experienced. A qualitative research method was utilised in this study to explore the different areas of concern. Upon analysis, it was found that though pre-service teachers find teaching concepts outside their expertise challenging, they are determined to become effective science teachers in the new K12 curriculum.
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Experience, Expertise, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Science Instruction, Biology, Physics, Earth Science, Educational Change, Science Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Qualitative Research, Teacher Motivation, Readiness, Teacher Improvement
Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics (SEAMEO RECSAM). Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 11700 Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia. Tel: +011-60-4-658-3266; Fax: +011-60-4-657-2541; e-mail: director@recs; http://www.recsam.edu.my/joomla/jsmesea/index.php
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Philippines
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