ERIC Number: EJ809320
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Transforming the Teaching of Science Graduate Students through Reflection
Schussler, Elisabeth; Torres, Lisette E.; Rybczynski, Stephen; Gerald, Gary W.; Monroe, Emy; Sarkar, Purbasha; Shahi, Dhan; Osman, Muna A.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v38 n1 p32-36 Sep 2008
This paper presents an assessment of a biology education seminar for science graduate students. It describes how this seminar emphasized pedagogy "and" reflective assignments to help students identify and explore novel instructional strategies, discover who they are as teachers, focus on student learning, and acknowledge the challenges of effective teaching. Overall, the course facilitated reflection about personal teaching style and acceptance of new teaching ideas via assignments that encouraged written and verbal reflection by students.
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Graduate Students, Teaching Styles, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics, Seminars, Science Instruction, Biology, Teaching Methods, Reflective Teaching, Teaching Assistants, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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