ERIC Number: EJ592105
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
Appropriating Scientific Practices and Discourses with Future Elementary Teachers.
Smith, Deborah C.; Anderson, Charles W.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, v36 n7 p755-76 Sep 1999
Describes a physics course designed to engage preservice elementary teachers in the practices and discourses of science through activities that would later be used with children. Presents an account of preservice teachers' progress in inventing and testing models, working with empirical data, critically evaluating and using authoritative sources, and talking and thinking within a community of validators. Contains 43 references. (Author/WRM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Course Descriptions, Discourse Analysis, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Models, Physics, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Instruction, Science Process Skills, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Teacher Attitudes, Thinking Skills
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A