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Osisioma, Irene U.; Moscovici, Hedy – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2008
The need to equip science teachers with knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to face the challenges of teaching science through inquiry informed this study, which analyzed the secondary science intern teachers' beliefs about inquiry before, during, and following a series of 2 consecutive science methods courses in an attempt to document the…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Science Teachers, Urban Schools, Beliefs
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Flick, Larry – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 1991
Describes a theory of metaphor and analogy and discusses its implications for enhancing teacher understanding of scientific inquiry and inquiry teaching at the elementary level. Discusses uses of analogy in classrooms: Scientific Theory, Learning Styles and Modes, Children's Ideas, Generative Teaching Strategies, Graphic Organizers, and…
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Elementary School Science, Inquiry, Inservice Education