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ERIC Number: EJ887497
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Transfer of Knowledge in Science Courses for Elementary Education Majors
Johnson, Amy Flanagan; Rutherford, Sandra
Journal of College Science Teaching, v39 n4 p80-88 Mar 2010
In this article, the authors report the results of a preliminary study of preservice teachers' ability to transfer their knowledge between their chemistry and Earth science courses. They examined whether they could answer the transfer questions correctly, how they explained their answers, and what information from their coursework they used to answer the questions in order to garner a more complete understanding of how they used their previous learning experiences to address novel problems. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A