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ERIC Number: EJ877872
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1046-560X
Discourse of Making Sense of Data: Implications for Elementary Teachers' Science Education
Roychoudhury, Anita; Rice, Diana
Journal of Science Teacher Education, v21 n2 p181-203 Mar 2010
This study of classroom discourse and other data from a physical science course for in-service teachers show the areas of success and challenge of the participants in making claims supported by justifications. It also shows that the teachers learned to make scientific claims and were able to make some justifications. Nevertheless, many found the process difficult. Some of those who performed well in the course did not consider the pedagogy suitable for their own students. The implications of the findings for elementary teacher education are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A