ERIC Number: EJ607088
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
The Influence of Primary Children's Ideas in Science on Teaching Practice.
Akerson, Valarie L.; Flick, Lawrence B.; Lederman, Norman G.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, v37 n4 p363-85 Apr 2000
Explores how children's ideas in science affect elementary science instruction by investigating whether and how three primary teachers recognize and react to student ideas. Finds that the experienced teacher with the highest level of content knowledge had the largest repertoire for eliciting and addressing student ideas, and the intern teacher's methods discouraged students from sharing their ideas. (Contains 60 references.) (Author/WRM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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