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Getahun, Dawit Asrat; Aulls, Mark; Saroyan, Alenoush – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate undergraduate students' conceptions of inquiry. Data were obtained from 212 undergraduates using an open ended questionnaire which required them to define inquiry and explain its importance. Analysis of the participants' definitions using open coding and constant comparison yielded 13 categories of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Inquiry, Incidence
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Barrett, Sarah Elizabeth – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2013
This longitudinal case study follows a new science teacher throughout his first 5 years of teaching in a publicly funded alternative high school. It explores the ways in which he reconciled learning to accommodate his professional and personal responsibilities with his ambition to be an activist science teacher. Framed as a form of professional…
Descriptors: Activism, Science Teachers, Longitudinal Studies, Teacher Orientation