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ERIC Number: EJ798812
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1090-185X
Preservice Teachers' Reflections on Their Growth in an Inquiry-Oriented Science Pedagogy Course
Britner, Shari L.; Finson, Kevin D.
Journal of Elementary Science Education, v17 n1 p39-54 Spr 2005
This study reports on student experiences in an inquiry-oriented elementary science methods course. Students in this course designed and conducted an independent investigation, and then adapted that investigation to develop an inquiry-oriented lesson and a corresponding performance assessment. Students' written reflections expressed increased understanding of inquiry-oriented science and stronger confidence in their ability to use these methods in their future classrooms. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A