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ERIC Number: EJ853393
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Challenging Our Assumptions: An Investigation into Student Understanding of the Gas Laws
Robins, Lori I.; Villagomez, Gisela; Dockter, Derek; Christopher, Elizabeth; Ortiz, Christine; Passmore, Cynthia; Smith, Martin H.
Science Teacher, v76 n6 p35-40 Sep 2009
Teacher research--often called "action research"--is an intentional and systematic inquiry into one's own classroom practice with the goal of improved student learning (Cochran-Smith and Lytle 1993). In this article, the authors present a teacher research project undertaken to improve student understanding of the gas laws in a high school chemistry class. It addresses both the product of this teacher research project--insights into the teaching of gas laws--and the process and potential power of this approach. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California