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ERIC Number: EJ773047
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8326
Conversations about the Moon with Prospective Teachers in Japan
Suzuki, Mariko
Science Education, v87 n6 p892-910 Nov 2003
As an instructor in courses for prospective teachers, I am interested in my students' ideas and ways in which they reconstruct their ideas in conversations about science. In the case study presented here, I reflect upon (a) ways in which I engaged prospective teachers in thinking together about their observations of a natural phenomenon, the changing phases of the moon, and (b) the ideas that they expressed. The case study examines ways in which prospective teachers developed understandings of the sun-earth-moon system from two perspectives: as viewed from the earth and from outside the solar system. (Contains 7 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan