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ERIC Number: EJ944091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-0157-244X
The Progression of Prospective Primary Teachers' Conceptions of the Methodology of Teaching
Rivero, Ana; Azcarate, Pilar; Porlan, Rafael; del Pozo, Rosa Martin; Harres, Joao
Research in Science Education, v41 n5 p739-769 Nov 2011
This article describes the evolution of prospective primary teachers' conceptions of the methodology of teaching. Three categories were analyzed: the concept of activity, the organization of activities, and the concept of teaching resources. The study was conducted with five teams of prospective teachers, who were participating in teacher education courses of a constructivist orientation. The results showed very different itineraries in the processes of change, and the presence of two major obstacles--the belief that teaching is the direct cause of learning, and epistemological absolutism. The study allows us to deduce some implications for initial teacher education.
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Language: English
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