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ERIC Number: EJ834067
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1040-2454
Online Jigsaw Science Inquiry for Preservice Teachers
Fies, Carmen
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, v24 n3 p85-92 Spr 2008
This article introduces an online jigsaw model for preservice teachers' science content learning. Following a description of the model and its developmental genesis, analysis of an external proficiency measure serves to evaluate the model's validity. Data stem from a sample of 333 students who completed physical science courses in either a face-to-face or online setting, and who participated in a state-mandated certification exam. An independent samples t-test of means of scores indicates that the two groups are not significantly different from each other. Based on this preliminary finding and the high student retention rate across semesters, the online jigsaw model appears to be a viable alternative to on-campus settings. (Contains 4 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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