ERIC Number: EJ910659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
Mediators of a Preservice Teacher's Use of the Inquiry-Application Instructional Model
Gunckel, Kristin L.
Journal of Science Teacher Education, v22 n1 p79-100 Feb 2011
This paper reports on one preservice teacher's use of the Inquiry-Application Instructional Model (I-AIM) to plan and teach an instructional sequence on photosynthesis to 5th-grade students. Analysis of the preservice teacher's planned and enacted instructional sequences and interviews shows that the preservice teacher was successful in leveraging the conceptual change but not the inquiry aspects of the I-AIM. The mediators of this preservice teacher's use of the I-AIM included her approach to teaching science, the curriculum materials she had available, and the meanings she made of the underlying frameworks. Understanding the mediators of preservice teachers' uses of instructional models can inform teacher educators' approaches to supporting preservice teachers in using instructional models for organizing science instructional sequences.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Botany, Teacher Educators, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Inquiry, Science Instruction, Grade 5
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Higher Education
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