NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Source
Science Education168
Laws, Policies, & Programs
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing 1 to 15 of 168 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Braaten, Melissa – Science Education, 2019
Learning to teach within and across the settings of teacher education coursework and field experience in local schools is subject to the "two-worlds pitfall," where practices, norms, expectations, tools, and other aspects of teaching can be jarringly different. This remains an ever-present dilemma for preservice teachers, their teacher…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Varelas, Maria; Morales-Doyle, Daniel; Raza, Syeda; Segura, David; Canales, Karen; Mitchener, Carole – Science Education, 2018
In this study, we explored how science teacher candidates construct ideas about science teaching and learning in the context of partnerships with urban community-based organizations. We used a case study design focusing on a group of 10 preservice teachers' participation in educational programming that focused on environmental racism and connected…
Descriptors: Community Organizations, Science Teachers, Partnerships in Education, School Community Programs
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Lyon, Edward G.; Stoddart, Trish; Bunch, George C.; Tolbert, Sara; Salinas, Ivan; Solis, Jorge – Science Education, 2018
This proof of concept study investigated a secondary science teacher preparation intervention in six university programs across Arizona, California, and Texas. Researchers and science method instructors (SMIs) collaboratively restructured respective science method courses to hold fidelity to an interrelated set of instructional practices that…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Methods Courses
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Gilbert, Andrew; Byers, Christie C. – Science Education, 2017
This exploratory project considers the use of "wonder" as a pedagogical tool with preservice elementary teachers (PSETs). An ongoing vexation facing science teacher educators is helping future elementary teachers overcome anxiety and negative associations with science due to their own school science experiences, while simultaneously…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Boone, William J.; Townsend, J. Scott; Staver, John R. – Science Education, 2016
When collecting data, science education researchers frequently have multiple respondents evaluate multiple artifacts using multiple criteria. Herein, the authors introduce Multifaceted Rasch Measurement (MFRM) analysis and explain why MFRM must be used when "judges'" data are collected. The authors use data from elementary science…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Elementary School Science, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Larkin, Douglas B.; Perry-Ryder, Gail M. – Science Education, 2015
We present the case of Michael, a prospective high school biology teacher, to explore the implications of teacher resistance and avoidance to the topic of evolution. This case is drawn from a year-long qualitative research study that examined Michael's process of learning to teach high school biology and describes how his avoidance of evolution in…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Preservice Teachers, Biology, Secondary School Science
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Aydin, Sevgi; Demirdogen, Betul; Tarkin, Aysegul; Kutucu, Selcan; Ekiz, Betul; Akin, Fatma Nur; Tuysuz, Mustafa; Uzuntiryaki, Esen – Science Education, 2013
The purpose of this research was twofold. The first was to investigate the development of preservice teachers' knowledge base for science teaching on the rate of reaction topic within the 14-week content representation (CoRe)-based mentoring-enriched practicum course. In this course, CoRe design was used as a form of lesson planning and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Parker, Joan; Heywood, David – Science Education, 2013
Opportunities for the development of science-related pedagogy during training are necessarily limited for the generalist primary (elementary), preservice teacher. While school placement is an important context within which to develop such professional expertise, the role of institution-based learning is less well understood in this regard. This…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Science Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Reflection
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Lyon, Edward G. – Science Education, 2013
Although studies have documented teachers' growth in assessing science resulting from professional development or science methods courses, little attention has been given to growth while being prepared to assess a linguistically diverse student population. In this study, the growth of 11 secondary science preservice teachers is documented by…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Beyer, Carrie J.; Davis, Elizabeth A. – Science Education, 2012
Teachers often engage in curricular planning by critiquing and adapting existing curriculum materials to contextualize lessons and compensate for their deficiencies. Designing instruction for students is shaped by teachers' ability to apply a variety of personal resources, including their pedagogical content knowledge (PCK). This study…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Science Tests, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Larkin, Douglas – Science Education, 2012
There remains a lack of agreement in the field of science education as to whether student "misconceptions" ought to be considered obstacles or resources, and this has implications for the ways in which prospective teachers think about the value of their students' ideas. This empirical study examines how 14 preservice secondary science teachers in…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Misconceptions, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Dianovsky, Michael T.; Wink, Donald J. – Science Education, 2012
This paper describes research on the use of journals in a general education chemistry course for elementary education majors. In the journals, students describe their understanding of a topic, the development of that understanding, and how the topic connects to their lives. In the process, they are able to engage in reflection about several…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Prior Learning, Chemistry, Learning Activities
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Fletcher, Steven S.; Luft, Julie A. – Science Education, 2011
This 3-year longitudinal study explores the evolving beliefs of five prospective secondary science teachers in a university preparation program from recruitment through their first year in the classroom. As an interpretive qualitative study, data were collected through semistructured interviews and an array of artifacts. The data sources were used…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Field Experience Programs, Educational Change, Science Teachers
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Gyllenpalm, Jakob; Wickman, Per-Olof – Science Education, 2011
This article examines the use and role of the term "experiment" in science teacher education as described by teacher students. Data were collected through focus group interviews conducted at seven occasions with 32 students from six well-known Swedish universities. The theoretical framework is a sociocultural and pragmatist perspective…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Scientific Research, Research Methodology, Educational Objectives
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Oh, Phil Seok – Science Education, 2011
The goal of this case study was to describe characteristic features of abductive inquiry learning activities in the domain of earth science. Participants were undergraduate junior and senior students who were enrolled in an earth science education course offered for preservice secondary science teachers at a university in Korea. The undergraduate…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Earth Science, Foreign Countries, Science Teachers
Previous Page | Next Page ยป
Pages: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10  |  11  |  12