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Buck, Gayle Anne; Cook, Kristin; Carter, Ingrid Weiland – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2016
Local environmental topics can serve to motivate and empower students to change their behavior and take action for sustainable practices. In order to better support middle level teachers as they incorporate such topics into their professional practice, we sought to enhance our own understanding of their classroom-based experiences. In light of…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Environmental Education, Student Motivation, Sustainability
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Cook, Kristin Leigh; Buck, Gayle Anne – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2013
This study explored the ways in which pre-service teachers' (PSTs) understanding of the nature of science (NOS) emerged in their experience of a socio-scientific inquiry-based (SSI) experience. In this study, an undergraduate science course with structured collaboration on a SSI-based inquiry between PSTs and campus scientists was intertwined with…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Scientific Literacy, Scientific Principles, Science and Society