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Luehmann, April Lynn – Science Education, 2007
Concepts and findings from research on identity development are employed to better understand why current science teacher preparation programs are failing to prepare teachers who are able and choose to implement the vision for science education articulated in professional standards. Identity theory is used as a theoretical lens to make sense of…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Student Teaching, Science Teachers, Teacher Education
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Marquez, Conxita; Izquierdo, Merce; Espinet, Mariona – Science Education, 2006
The paper presents an intensive study of a micro-event aiming at the characterization of teacher's discourse from a multimodal communication perspective in a secondary school science classroom dealing with the topic of "water cycle." The research addresses the following questions: (a) What communicative modes are used by the teacher?, (b) what…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Discourse Analysis, Water, Science Teachers
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Friedrichsen, Patricia Meis; Munford, Danusa; Orgill, MaryKay – Science Education, 2006
Using a theoretical perspective of communities of practice, this case study examines a prospective chemistry teacher's inquiry-based teaching during his practicum. Conrad was a former student of an inquiry-oriented science course, "Inquiry Empowering Technologies" (IET). The research questions were (a) How did Conrad translate the IET inquiry…
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Science Teachers, Practicums, Mentors
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Pinto, Roser – Science Education, 2005
This paper introduces the four research papers in this paper set, which all derive from a European research project, STTIS (Science Teacher Training in an Information Society). The central concern of the project was to study curriculum innovations in science, and to investigate ways in which teachers transform these innovations when putting them…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Research Papers (Students), Science Teachers, Innovation
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Viennot, Laurence; Chauvet, Francoise; Colin, Philippe; Rebmann, Gerard – Science Education, 2005
Within the overall STTIS (Science Teacher Training in an Information Society) framework, this paper focuses on transformations of innovative teaching of optics, following a recommended change of approach to optics in the French curriculum. The empirical investigation of how teachers responded to this change, the main results of which are briefly…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Science Teachers, Teaching Methods, Optics
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Sassi, Elena; Monroy, Gabriella; Testa, Italo – Science Education, 2005
This Italian contribution to the STTIS (science teacher training in an information society) investigations of transformations of curriculum innovations looks at the implementation of the use of real-time experiments and images (RTEI), in which computer data acquisition and display is built in to aspects of science teaching. Certain critical…
Descriptors: Workshops, Investigations, Science Teachers, Instructional Materials
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Pinto, Roser; Couso, Digna; Gutierrez, Rufina – Science Education, 2005
This Spanish contribution to the STTIS (Science Teacher Training in an Information Society) investigations of transformations of curriculum innovations studies the implementation of a particular innovative teaching sequence on energy degradation in Spanish secondary schools. The paper describes the transformations found in teachers'…
Descriptors: Investigations, Science Teachers, Teacher Education, Concept Formation
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Morrison, Judith A.; Lederman, Norman G. – Science Education, 2003
Research has established that students enter their science classes with ideas about the natural world that do not align with accepted scientific beliefs. The diagnosis of these student preconceptions may be seen as an initial, crucial step in the process of teacher-facilitated conceptual change. So as to capture what science teachers do in their…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level, Concept Formation, Science Teachers
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Davis, Kathleen S. – Science Education, 2003
Provides a critical analysis of the implementation of an innovative science curriculum at a middle school site. Explores the issues that surround teacher learning of new practices including the structures, policies, and practices that were in place within the reform context that supported or impeded teacher learning. Identifies parallels between…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Middle Schools
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Suzuki, Mariko – Science Education, 2003
As an instructor in courses for prospective teachers, I am interested in my students' ideas and ways in which they reconstruct their ideas in conversations about science. In the case study presented here, I reflect upon (a) ways in which I engaged prospective teachers in thinking together about their observations of a natural phenomenon, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Communication, Astronomy, Case Studies
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Kalkanis, George; Hadzidaki, Pandora; Stavrou, Dimitrios – Science Education, 2003
Presents part of a project that introduces a sufficient, simple, and relevant teaching approach to quantum mechanics into in-/pre-service teacher education and provides teachers with the indispensable scientific knowledge and epistemological base needed for reform in science education. (Contains 54 references.) (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Epistemology, Higher Education, Learning Processes
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Palmer, David H. – Science Education, 2002
Reports on a study designed to identify students whose attitudes had changed from negative to positive (i.e., attitude exchange had occurred) after participating in a one-semester elementary science education course, and to identify the course factors that were responsible. Identifies three main factors: (1) personal attributes of the tutor; (2)…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Elementary Education, Preservice Teachers, Science Education
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Hand, Brian; Prain, Vaughan – Science Education, 2002
Reports on a 4-year study examining teachers' concerns in implementing writing-to-learn strategies within science classrooms based on using a model of writing-to-learn. Describes in detail two teachers' participation in an ongoing in-service program to develop pedagogical practices to support writing-to-learn strategies. Central issues for the two…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Inservice Teacher Education, Middle Schools, Science Education
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Bryan, Lynn A.; Atwater, Mary M. – Science Education, 2002
Delineates a rationale for the study of teacher beliefs about issues of culture and its impact on science teaching and learning. Asserts three major categories of teacher beliefs to examine for designing teacher education programs that aim to meet the challenges of increasingly culturally diverse classrooms. Discuss implications for science…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Preservice Teachers, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction
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Van Driel, Jan H.; De Jong, Onno; Verloop, Nico – Science Education, 2002
Investigates the development of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) within a group of preservice chemistry teachers. Focuses on PCK with respect to the relationship between observable phenomena on the one hand, and their interpretation in terms of corpuscular characteristics on the other. Results indicated a growing awareness among the preservice…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Preservice Teachers
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