ERIC Number: EJ861399
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
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Should Professional Development Include Analyzing and Coaching Ways of Speaking during Inquiry-Based Science Instruction in Elementary Classrooms?
van Zee, Emily H.
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v4 n4 p847-854 Dec 2009
In this commentary, I first consider what Oliveira defines inquiry-based science instruction to be. Next I discuss what the discourse practices are that he is advocating. Then I examine what he presents as evidence of changes in two teachers' discourse practices due to a summer institute and how their pragmatic awareness seems to have been enhanced through institute activities. Finally I ponder whether, when, how, and why professional development should include a focus on ways of speaking during inquiry-based science instruction.
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Classrooms, Professional Development, Science Instruction, Science Education, Coaching (Performance)
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