ERIC Number: EJ921420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Implementing and Integrating Effective Teaching Strategies Including Features of Lesson Study in an Elementary Science Methods Course
Carrier, Sarah J.
Teacher Educator, v46 n2 p145-160 2011
Teacher preparation programs have been under attack by policy makers in the last decade, and teacher educators are constantly striving to improve their programs. Yet, there are several research-based practices that have been shown to be effective for developing teachers. In this article, the author summarizes a study in one science methods course that included adaptations and updates of several of these practices integrated with newer strategies featuring elements of Japanese lesson study. Some of these practices include collaboration, critique, revision, and reflection. Video technology is utilized for reflection and to record updated forms of microteaching. The voices of the preservice teachers illustrate the value and challenge of these practices.
Descriptors: Video Technology, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Science, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Effectiveness, Microteaching, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Program Implementation, Best Practices, Educational Practices, Instructional Innovation, Portfolio Assessment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
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