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Akerson, Valarie L.; Townsend, J. Scott; Donnelly, Lisa A.; Hanson, Deborah L.; Tira, Praweena; White, Orvil – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2009
This paper summarizes the findings from a K-6 professional development program that emphasized scientific inquiry and nature of science within the theme of scientific modeling. During the 2-week summer workshop and follow up school year workshops, the instruction modeled a 5-E learning cycle approach. Pre and posttesting measured teachers' views…
Descriptors: Definitions, Scientific Principles, Learning Processes, Elementary School Teachers
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Buxton, Cory; Lee, Okhee; Santau, Alexandra – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2008
We describe a model professional development intervention currently being implemented to support 3rd- through 5th-grade teachers' science instruction in 9 urban elementary schools with high numbers of English language learners. The intervention consists of curriculum materials for students and teachers, as well as teacher workshops throughout the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Inquiry, Second Language Learning, Active Learning
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Marshall, Jeff C.; Horton, Bob; Smart, Julie – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2009
After decades of research endorsing inquiry-based learning, at best only moderate success has been noted in creating effective systemic implementation in K-12 classrooms. Thus, teachers need to be better equipped in how to bring this transformation to their own classrooms. Changing beliefs and overcoming external obstacles encourages the use of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Formative Evaluation, Inquiry, Instructional Improvement
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James, Edwyn O.; And Others – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 1994
Discusses four topics: (1) provides some background to the science-technology society (STS) movement; (2) suggests an expanded STS curriculum model for topics related to energy education; (3) applies the expanded model to one example of curriculum development; and (4) draws implications from the model for developing curriculum and instruction on…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Energy Education, Models, Science and Society
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Coleman, Julianne M.; McTigue, Erin M.; Smolkin, Laura B. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to obtain data on United States K-5 elementary school teachers' self-reported instructional practices with graphical representations. Via an electronic survey, 388 elementary teachers, from throughout the US, reported about their teaching of the interpretation and the production of graphics within science. The main…
Descriptors: Graphs, Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods