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ERIC Number: EJ796422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3031
Using Web-Based "Snapshots of Practice" to Explore Science Learning and Teaching in a Course for Prospective Teachers
van Zee, Emily H.
Issues in Teacher Education, v14 n1 p63-79 Spr 2005
Prospective teachers can examine documentary websites known as "snapshots of practice" in an on-line "Gallery of Teaching and Learning" Developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the Gallery of Teaching and Learning includes a wide variety of web-based "snapshots" developed by college instructors and teacher educators as well as K-12 teachers. These multi-media websites provide enticing visions of the possible. By that the author means that prospective teachers can learn about inquiry-based instruction, for example, by exploring electronic examples with video clips of students in action, reflections by their teachers, copies of student work, relevant curriculum, and commentaries from a variety of perspectives. In this article, the author presents a case study which documents her experience using web-based "snapshots of practice" to foster learning to teach science. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Middle Schools; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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