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ERIC Number: EJ1218286
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1931-4744
Pre-Service STEM Teachers' Views of Teaching before and after Their First Lesson
Ferguson, Sarah; Sutphin, Latanya
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v13 n2 Article 14 2019
Evaluating comments from pre-service STEM teachers before and after their first teaching experience, this study examines changes in pre-service STEM teachers' viewpoints regarding the most challenging aspect of teaching and the most important traits of a teacher. Pre-service STEM teachers were asked the same survey questions on the first and last days of their initial introduction to STEM education course. Through this course, students partook in their first opportunity to plan and teach a lesson. Findings suggest students initially reviewed teaching from an extrinsically observable vantage point before moving to a more intrinsic reflection point after their first teaching experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia
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