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ERIC Number: EJ791514
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0157-244X
Emergent Theorisations in Modelling the Teaching of Two Science Teachers
Monteiro, Rute; Carrillo, Jose; Aguaded, Santiago
Research in Science Education, v38 n3 p301-319 May 2008
The main goal of this study is to understand the teacher's thoughts and action when he/she is immersed in the activity of teaching. To do so, it describes the procedures used to model two teachers' practice with respect to the topic of Plant Diversity. Starting from a consideration of the theoretical constructs of script, routine and improvisation, this modelling basically corresponds to a microanalysis of the teacher's beliefs, goals and knowledge, as highlighted in the classroom activity. From the process of modelling certain theorisations emerge, corresponding to abstractions gained from concrete cases. They allow us to foreground strong relationships between the beliefs and actions, and the knowledge and objectives of the teacher in action. Envisaged as conjectures rather than generalisations, these abstractions could possibly be extended to other cases, and tested out with new case studies, questioning their formulation or perhaps demonstrating that the limits of their applicability do not go beyond the original cases.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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