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Cil, Emine – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
In this study, fifteen pre-service early childhood teachers' views of nature of science (NOS) were analysed. The student teachers took a course where NOS was taught via explicit reflective approach. The explicit reflective approach advocates that goal of improving students' NOS views should be planned for instead of being anticipated as…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Student Teachers
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Lee, Carole Kwan-Ping – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2012
The science methods course is a requirement for the Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education licensure program in a mid-west state university in the U.S.A. In one semester, the author decided to evaluate the effectiveness of the science methods course in pedagogical content knowledge areas such as theory, planning and implementation.…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Classroom Techniques, Elementary School Science, Methods Courses
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Buaraphan, Khajornsak; Sung-ong, Sunun – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2009
The conceptions of the nature of science (NOS), particularly scientific knowledge, scientific method, scientists' work, and scientific enterprise, of 113 Thai pre-service science teachers were was captured by the Myths of Science Questionnaire (MOSQ) in the first semester of the 2008 academic year. The data was quantitatively and qualitatively…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Scientific Attitudes