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ERIC Number: EJ852420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1090-185X
Inquiry Science Professional Development Combined with a Science Summer Camp for Immediate Application
Naizer, Gilbert; Bell, Glenda Love; West, Keith; Chambers, Sharon
Journal of Elementary Science Education, v15 n2 p31-37 Fall 2003
This study evaluated the effectiveness of an intensive three-week science institute for preservice and inservice elementary teachers that was funded by an Eisenhower Professional Development grant and a Regents' Initiative Research grant. The institute was held in combination with a summer science camp for elementary children. Pre- and post-assessments indicated an increased level of comfort with inquiry-based teaching, as well as an increase in content and pedagogical knowledge. On an open-ended questionnaire, the teachers indicated that the opportunity for immediate application of their own learning with children in the camp was a valuable part of the program. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A