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ERIC Number: EJ848968
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0126-7663
Teacher Tensions when Adopting a New Approach to Teaching about Photosynthesis
Kijkuakul, Sirinapa; Yutakom, Naruemon; Roadrangka, Vantipa
Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, v31 n1 p65-78 Jun 2008
This study examined a Thai biology teacher's creative tensions when she was challenged to adopt a new teaching approach to photosynthesis with her class. The teacher was purposively selected on her need of professional growth. Data from observations and interviews documented the tensions. The data indicated that the biology teacher experienced tensions with regard to her own conceptual knowledge, in initiating teacher-student discussion and in challenging students' class participation. The teacher's prior professional experience and the researcher's additional reflection may have helped the teacher to solve these pedagogical problems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Thailand