ERIC Number: EJ798800
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
A Workshop Approach: Instructional Strategies for Working within the Constraints of Field Experiences in Elementary Science
Hanuscin, Deborah L.
Journal of Elementary Science Education, v16 n1 p1-8 Spr 2004
Successful experiences teaching science early on can impact teachers' continued teaching of science; therefore, field-based teaching experiences are critical to preservice teacher education in science. Such field experiences may be subject to constraints, however, such as limited time, which prevent preservice teachers from experiencing this early success. In this paper, the author describes an existing field-based teaching experience and her personal experiences implementing an innovative approach while working within limited time constraints. The workshop approach used in the field experience provided preservice teachers with the opportunity to readjust ineffective strategies and refine their teaching while developing techniques for working with students of different grade levels.
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Science, Field Experience Programs, Workshops, Teaching Experience, Science Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
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