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ERIC Number: EJ785184
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1046-560X
An Observational and Planning Tool for Professional Development in Science Education
Zubrowski, Bernard
Journal of Science Teacher Education, v18 n6 p861-884 Dec 2007
Since there is an increasing recognition to address the need to move practicing teachers to a higher standard of practice, mentoring or coaching has been receiving increasing attention. A variety of tools has been developed to make these relationships more effective. Work within a recent mentor project indicated current tools were not detailed enough for mentors to provide effective feedback to mentees. This paper presents a more detailed tool and describes categories of pedagogical practices related to an extended inquiry-cycle model. During the course of the project, mentors and mentees also used this tool for adapting existing curriculum to a more standards-based mode of instruction, thus having it function as a planning tool.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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