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ERIC Number: EJ891301
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1046-560X
The Effects of the Design and Development of a Chemistry Curriculum Reform on Teachers' Professional Growth: A Case Study
Coenders, Fer; Terlouw, Cees; Dijkstra, Sanne; Pieters, Jules
Journal of Science Teacher Education, v21 n5 p535-557 Aug 2010
A curriculum innovation requires new learning material for students and a preparation program for teachers, in which teacher learning is a key ingredient. In this paper we describe how three experienced teachers, involved in the development and subsequent classroom enactment of student learning material for context-based chemistry education, professionalized. For data collection a questionnaire, three interviews and discussion transcripts were used. Our results show that: (a) teachers, cooperating in a network under supervision of an expert, can develop innovative learning material; (b) the development of learning material can be seen as a powerful program to prepare teachers for an innovation; and (c) teachers' knowledge increased in all five pedagogical content knowledge domains during the development and class enactment phases. (Contains 2 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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