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ERIC Number: EJ827687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Teachers' Views on Understanding Evolutionary Theory: A PCK-Study in the Framework of the ERTE-Model
van Dijk, Esther M.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v25 n2 p259-267 Feb 2009
The study of Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) that is presented in this paper aims to obtain an impression of teachers' knowledge and beliefs concerning teaching evolutionary theory. The starting point of this project was the development of the Educational Reconstruction for Teacher Education model (ERTE). The PCK-study shows that teachers' attitudes toward students' conceptions of evolutionary theory are not always constructive and that teachers often lack awareness of the historical nature of biology. Scenario questions proved to be effective interview items in order to acquire a detailed picture of teachers' ways to react to students' pre-scientific conceptions. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A