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McHenry, Nadine; Borger, Laurie – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2013
Though inquiry-based teaching has long been touted as an effective pedagogy, its application by elementary classroom teachers has been problematic. Two case studies were used to investigate effective professional learning experiences for teachers and the concomitant development of scientific proficiency in children. Both case studies used a newly…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Active Learning, Inquiry, Elementary School Science
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Binns, Ian C.; Popp, Shannon – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2013
This investigation explored the experiences of a cohort of preservice science teachers learning to teach science in their student teaching placements. Specifically, this investigation explored using inquiry instruction from the perspective of the preservice teacher. Participants included seven preservice biology teachers enrolled in a one-year…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Inquiry, Preservice Teachers, Masters Programs