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Kim, Eunjeong; Oliver, J. Steve; Kim, Young Ae – School Science and Mathematics, 2019
The goal of this article is to inform professional understanding regarding preservice science teachers' knowledge of engineering and the engineering design process. Originating as a conceptual study of the appropriateness of "knowledge as design" as a framework for conducting science teacher education to support learning related to…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers
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Knaggs, Christine M.; Sondergeld, Toni A.; Henry, Dawn – School Science and Mathematics, 2017
Using a quasi-experimental mixed methods concurrent design, this study measured the science self-efficacy of pre-service elementary teachers before and after a survey of science content course. Further, this course was delivered in two different formats: face-to-face and hybrid (approximately 50% online), and compared pre-and post-science…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Online Courses
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McDonald, Scott P. – School Science and Mathematics, 2016
Science teacher educators use examples of practice to support teacher candidates (TCs) learning to engage in new forms of science teaching. However, interpretation of these examples assumes a level of expertise about practice TCs lack. This article describes a study designed to determine some of the differences between expert teachers' and TCs'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Brown, Julie C.; Crippen, Kent J. – School Science and Mathematics, 2016
This study represents a first iteration in the design process of the Growing Awareness Inventory (GAIn), a structured observation protocol for building the awareness of preservice teachers (PSTs) for resources in mathematics and science classrooms that can be used for culturally responsive pedagogy (CRP). The GAIn is designed to develop awareness…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Culturally Relevant Education, Language Usage, Classroom Observation Techniques
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Lewis, Elizabeth; Dema, Oxana; Harshbarger, Dena – School Science and Mathematics, 2014
Despite historical national efforts to improve elementary science education, science instruction continues to be marginalized, varying by state. This study was designed to address the ongoing challenge of educating elementary preservice teachers (PSTs) to teach science. Elementary PSTs are one of the science education community's major links…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Instruction, Classroom Communication
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Bulunuz, Mizrap; Jarrett, Olga S.; Martin-Hansen, Lisa – School Science and Mathematics, 2012
Of great importance for achieving science education reform may be teachers' interest in science and enjoyment of science. This study explores the motivational qualities (rated for "interest," "fun," and "learning" value) of different levels of inquiry of hands-on class activities. The participants, 53 preservice teachers in two sections of a…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Educational Change, Methods Courses, Preservice Teachers
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Cone, Neporcha – School Science and Mathematics, 2009
Bandura (1997) contends that when compared to other sources of efficacy, mastery experiences, when presented appropriately, have the most powerful influence on self-efficacy. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of community-based service learning (CBSL) experiences on preservice elementary teachers' personal self-efficacy…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Service Learning, Preservice Teacher Education
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Morrison, Judith; McDuffie, Amy Roth – School Science and Mathematics, 2009
The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of providing preservice teachers the opportunity to collect real data in a science methods inquiry investigation and using the data, design data displays in their mathematics methods course. The research questions focused on how preservice teachers' understandings of data displays, research…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Research Design, Methods Courses