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ERIC Number: EJ759907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8326
Using Research on Teachers' Transformations of Innovations to Inform Teacher Education: The Case of Energy Degradation
Pinto, Roser; Couso, Digna; Gutierrez, Rufina
Science Education, v89 n1 p38-55 Jan 2005
This Spanish contribution to the STTIS (Science Teacher Training in an Information Society) investigations of transformations of curriculum innovations studies the implementation of a particular innovative teaching sequence on energy degradation in Spanish secondary schools. The paper describes the transformations found in teachers' interpretations of the rationale for the teaching sequence that could give rise to alternative conceptions about energy degradation and related concepts in students. Research-based teacher education materials aimed at overcoming some of the difficulties encountered have been developed. The materials rely on the idea of a learning cycle to facilitate changes in teachers' conceptual understandings, through co-operative work and through reflection on practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain