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Long, Christopher Sean; Harrell, Pamela Esprivalo; Subramaniam, Karthigeyan; Pope, Elisabeth – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2019
This study examined the impact of microteaching experiences of preservice elementary teachers enrolled in a science teaching methods course. The microteaching lessons targeted the physical science concepts represented in the Texas Educational Agency's exam for early childhood through sixth grade teacher certification. The results of this study…
Descriptors: Microteaching, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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McCall, Madelon – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2017
University laboratory science courses are typically designed to prepare science majors or those who are pursuing health related careers. These courses often do not provide the experiences necessary to improve elementary preservice teacher science teaching efficacy or attitudes and beliefs toward science. This research utilized a university science…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers
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Bhattacharyya, Sumita; Mead, Tim P.; Junot, Mary; Welch, Adam – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2013
The overall purpose of this longitudinal study was to investigate the effectiveness of a science method course in training pre service teachers to teach science. This effectiveness was measured by examining changes in pre-service teachers' science teaching confidence level as reflected in their ability to implement different instructional…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Teachers
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Crowther, David T. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 1998
Proposes that preservice elementary education majors encounter five hurdles as they experience their science methods course: (1) reservations and hesitations or the anxiety stage; (2) awareness/enjoyment stage; (3) intrinsic shift; (4) rapid building of self confidence and self efficacy; and (5) empowerment. (MVL)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education
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Crowther, David T. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 1997
Describes the programs of 43 responding universities that have specialized content science courses for elementary education majors. Provides contact addresses for each university. (MVL)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Elementary School Teachers, Higher Education, Methods Courses