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ERIC Number: EJ917943
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4308
Videobased Lesson Analysis: Effective Science PD for Teacher and Student Learning
Roth, Kathleen J.; Garnier, Helen E.; Chen, Catherine; Lemmens, Meike; Schwille, Kathleen; Wickler, Nicole I. Z.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, v48 n2 p117-148 Feb 2011
The Science Teachers Learning from Lesson Analysis (STeLLA) project is a videobased analysis-of-practice PD program aimed at improving teacher and student learning at the upper elementary level. The PD program developed and utilized two "lenses," a Science Content Storyline Lens and a Student Thinking Lens, to help teachers analyze science teaching and learning and to improve teaching practices in this year-long program. Participants included 48 teachers (n = 32 experimental, n = 16 control) and 1,490 students. The STeLLA program significantly improved teachers' science content knowledge and their ability to analyze science teaching. Notably, the STeLLA teachers further increased their classroom use of science teaching strategies associated with both lenses while their students increased their science content knowledge. Multi-level HLM analyses linked higher average gains in student learning with teachers' science content knowledge, teachers' pedagogical content knowledge about student thinking, and teaching practices aimed at improving the coherence of the science content storyline. This paper highlights the importance of the science content storyline in the STeLLA program and discusses its potential significance in science teaching and professional development more broadly. (Contains 5 figures, 3 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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