ERIC Number: EJ721984
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan-21
Reference Count: 64
Setting the Stage for Developing Pre-Service Teachers' Conceptions Of Good Science Teaching: The Role Of Classroom Videos
Wong, Siu Ling; Yung, Benny Hin Wai; Cheng, Man Wai; Lam, Kwok Leung; Hodson, Derek
International Journal of Science Education, v28 n1 p1-24 Jan 2006
This paper reports findings about a curriculum innovation conducted at The University of Hong Kong. A CD-ROM consisting of videos of two lessons by different teachers demonstrating exemplary science teaching was used to elicit conceptions of good science teaching of student-teachers enrolled for the 1-year Postgraduate Diploma in Education at several stages during the programme. It was found that the videos elicited student?teachers' conceptions and had impact on those conceptions prior to the commencement of formal instruction. It has extended student-teachers' awareness of alternative teaching methods and approaches not experienced in their own schooling, broadened their awareness of different classroom situations, provided proof of existence of good practices, and prompted them to reflect on their current preconceptions of good science teaching. In several ways, the videos acted as a catalyst in socializing the transition of student-teachers from the role of student to the role of teacher.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Science Education, Videotape Recordings, Student Attitudes, Teacher Role, Classroom Techniques
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong