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Krell, Moritz; Walzer, Christine; Hergert, Susann; Krüger, Dirk – Research in Science Education, 2019
As part of their professional competencies, science teachers need an elaborate meta-modelling knowledge as well as modelling skills in order to guide and monitor modelling practices of their students. However, qualitative studies about (pre-service) science teachers' modelling practices are rare. This study provides a category system which is…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Video Technology, Teaching Methods
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García-Carmona, Antonio; Criado, Ana M.; Cruz-Guzmán, Marta – Research in Science Education, 2017
A study is presented of the skills that primary pre-service teachers (PPTs) have in completing the planning of a scientific inquiry on the basis of a guiding script. The sample comprised 66 PPTs who constituted a group-class of the subject "Science Teaching," taught in the second year of an undergraduate degree in primary education at a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Skills, Inquiry
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Gillies, Robyn M.; Nichols, Kim – Research in Science Education, 2015
Many primary teachers face challenges in teaching inquiry science, often because they believe that they do not have the content knowledge or pedagogical skills to do so. This is a concern given the emphasis attached to teaching science through inquiry where students do not simply learn about science but also do science. This study reports on the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Science, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Tal, Revital (Tali); Argaman, Sarit – Research in Science Education, 2005
The paper describes characteristics and analyses difficulties of environmental sciences teachers in mentoring their students in an extended inquiry project, which is a mandatory requirement of the environmental sciences matriculation in Israel. The teachers participated in a professional development program that provided both content knowledge and…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Mentors, Science Projects, Foreign Countries
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Nichols, Sharon E.; Tippins, Deborah; Wieseman, Katherine – Research in Science Education, 1997
Describes various tools, materials, and experiences used to facilitate critical reflection in teaching prospective science teachers. Tools discussed include portfolios, journals, learning maps, the use of metaphors, and proverbs. Such tool use may provide support to generate science-education reform. (AIM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Methods Research, Preservice Teacher Education
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Segal, Gilda – Research in Science Education, 1997
Contrasts naive beliefs about the nature of science with science as it appears from sociological and philosophical study, feminist critique, and insights from multicultural education. Pragmatic school science is situated within a framework that questions how we know and the recognition that even high-status knowledge can be challenged. (AIM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Learning Processes, Questioning Techniques
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Harlen, Wynne – Research in Science Education, 1997
Research into primary teachers' understanding of concepts in science and technology provided information on teachers' confidence in teaching science, their understanding of a range of key ideas, and their own educational background in science. Teachers expressed low confidence in teaching science but also claimed not to find great difficulty in…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Foreign Countries, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Primary Education