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ERIC Number: EJ1231647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1087-3430
Using Microteaching to Improve Preservice Elementary Teachers' Physical Science Content Knowledge
Long, Christopher Sean; Harrell, Pamela Esprivalo; Subramaniam, Karthigeyan; Pope, Elisabeth
Electronic Journal of Science Education, v23 n4 p16-31 2019
This study examined the impact of microteaching experiences of preservice elementary teachers enrolled in a science teaching methods course. The microteaching lessons targeted the physical science concepts represented in the Texas Educational Agency's exam for early childhood through sixth grade teacher certification. The results of this study demonstrate that targeting preservice elementary teachers' specific areas of weakness in content through microteaching, feedback, and reflection can have a positive impact on the science subject teacher certification exam passing rate. Additionally, this type of intervention provides preservice teacher programs with another technique to improve science content understanding.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas