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Capps, Daniel K.; Crawford, Barbara A.; Constas, Mark A. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2012
This review brings together the literature on inquiry-based teaching and learning and science teacher professional development (PD). We present a targeted critical review of research focused specifically on the nature of PD programs purported to emphasize inquiry. Our review analyzes the features of each program and critiques the reported outcomes…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Science Teachers, Professional Development, Inquiry
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Coenders, Fer; Terlouw, Cees; Dijkstra, Sanne; Pieters, Jules – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2010
A curriculum innovation requires new learning material for students and a preparation program for teachers, in which teacher learning is a key ingredient. In this paper we describe how three experienced teachers, involved in the development and subsequent classroom enactment of student learning material for context-based chemistry education,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Chemistry, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Pedagogical Content Knowledge