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ERIC Number: EJ855082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Fostering Preservice Teachers' "Nature of Science" Understandings in a Physics Course
Kattoula, Ehsan; Verma, Geeta; Martin-Hansen, Lisa
Journal of College Science Teaching, v39 n1 p18-26 Sep 2009
In this paper, the authors examine an algebra-based physics course designed for preservice teachers and explore how the course integrated two pedagogical strategies to bridge the gap between inquiry-learning experiences and the teachers' nature of science (NOS) understandings. The results of this research show that the explicit, reflective process allowed participants to examine their NOS understandings, which thereby fostered changes in their understanding. (Contains 2 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A