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Martin, Jenny – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2020
The aim of the study is to better understand teacher agency in the provision of science education to elementary school students. This article takes a specific focus on an elementary school teacher, who positioned herself as agentic in science. The study employs grammar of agency for the operationalisation of human agency in discursive…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Role
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Bowers, Nicole; Merritt, Eileen; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2020
Across the country, states are adopting and implementing either Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) or new state standards inspired by NGSS. Educators and researchers play a key role in the reform process as we design professional development (PD) and curriculum to support teachers in transitioning to NGSS. In this time of transition, close…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Grade 4, Science Instruction
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Carrier, Sarah J.; Grifenhagen, Jill F. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2020
The academic language of science includes science content words and words that describe the practices of scientists. The present study examined science vocabulary knowledge and science vocabulary instruction practices of pre-service teachers enrolled in a primary science methods course. This exploratory mixed-methods study presents quantitative…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Vocabulary Development, Science Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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Bancroft, Senetta F.; Nyirenda, Euginia M. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2020
Providers of K-12 in-service teacher science professional development programs (PDPs) in the United States are moving to address recent and unprecedented policymaker calls to close achievement gaps in K-12 science learning. Our systematic review of primary, peer-reviewed equity-focused PDP studies is intended to inform this movement. We structured…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Faculty Development
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Min, Mina; Akerson, Valarie; Aydeniz, Fetiye – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2020
Teaching effectiveness is increasingly highlighted as an important quality in teachers, and teacher education programs have used various approaches to improve preservice teachers' teaching effectiveness. However, how preservice teachers develop their beliefs about effective science teaching and how they enact them in their field experiences have…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Science Instruction
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Berland, Leema K.; Russ, Rosemary S.; West, Cori P. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2020
Meaningfully engaging students in the NGSS scientific practices requires that student ideas become the driving force of classroom activity. However, in order for student ideas to take on this new role, teachers must engage in responsive teaching in which they elicit, notice, and respond to the substance of student thinking. In this work, we…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Epistemology, Class Activities
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Menon, Deepika – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2020
The purpose of this mixed-methods research was to investigate changes in preservice elementary teachers' science teacher identities and self-efficacy beliefs as they participate in a field-based science methods course. A total of 121 preservice teachers participated, four of which were purposefully selected who held varied initial levels of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods, Prior Learning
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Pleasants, Jacob; Olson, Joanne K.; De La Cruz, Iliana – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2020
With the growing adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards across the United States, elementary teachers are being called upon to incorporate engineering into their science instruction, creating a need for ways to help elementary teachers better understand what engineering is and how to accurately communicate it to students. The present…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Engineering Education
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Wallace, Carolyn S.; Coffey, Debra J. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the ways in which preservice elementary teacher candidates designed integrated reading and science lessons that evoked the use of similar cognitive skills in both subjects, such as sequencing, predicting, classifying, or noting cause and effect. The authors provided the candidates with a lesson plan…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Interdisciplinary Approach, Content Area Reading
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Thompson, Stephen L.; Emmer, Ed – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
This exploratory case study centered on 3 beginning elementary science teachers who experienced variations in practice-based instructional approaches within their elementary teacher development sequence. We define "practice-based instructional approaches" as engaging with teaching approximations that occur in authentic classroom settings…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Gross, Lisa; McGee, Jennifer; James, Joy; Hodge, Carrie – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
In this study, we explore the concerns of elementary education (ELED) teaching candidates regarding teaching science in the outdoors and how their apprehensions might have been shaped by their recollected Environmental Socialization (ES) experiences during childhood. Qualitative and quantitative survey data were collected and analyzed using…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Deehan, James; McKinnon, David H.; Danaia, Lena – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
If the declines in interest and performance within school science are to be reversed, it is imperative that competent and confident teachers deliver quality science experiences. This paper reports on the long-term implementation of two complementary, student-centered tertiary science methods courses that integrated instruction in content with…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Seung, Elsun; Park, Soonhye; Lee, Myung-Ah – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
The purpose of this research is to examine the effect of a summer camp-based science methods course on elementary pre-service teachers' self-efficacy in teaching science as inquiry. The science camp was offered to K-6 students as part of the 4-week, 3-credit science teaching methods course over the summer. The pre-service teachers were asked to…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Science Instruction, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education
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Kang, Emily J. S.; McCarthy, Mary Jean; Donovan, Corinne – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
This paper reports findings from a two-year investigation on the impact of a professional development (PD) program on second grade teachers' science teaching practice, particularly of the Next Generation Science Standards Science and Engineering Practices (NGSS SEPs). The aims of this study were three-fold: 1) identify which SEPs teachers enacted…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction, Engineering Education
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Weller, Jacolyn – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
This article presents a case of online publishing in teacher education and explores the status preservice teachers (PSTs) associate with this act. Publishing as a teacher education strategy is investigated to inform the use of tutorial products that provide learning and teaching advantages. Motivated by Education for Sustainability, professional…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Electronic Publishing, Preservice Teacher Education
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