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Feille, Kelly; Nettles, Jenesta – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2019
There is a growing body of literature emphasizing the use of the schoolyard as a teaching tool, however there is limited research that investigates how to support the development of schoolyard pedagogy. Plains Public Schools is home to 17 elementary schools, 12 of which include one or more features of an enhanced schoolyard, such as garden beds.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Public Schools, Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction
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Madden, Lauren; Beyers, James; O'Brien, Steve – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2016
We seek to understand how pre-service and novice teachers view the importance of STEM education in the elementary grades. A sample of prospective and early career elementary teachers was surveyed using an anonymous online questionnaire. The questionnaire asked for demographic information and this prompt: "Is STEM education important at the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Stevenson, Kathryn T.; Carrier, Sarah J.; Peterson, M. Nils – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2014
Although elementary school may be a prime stage for building environmental literacy, elementary school teachers face significant barriers to including it in their instruction. Several studies have identified teachers' limited ecological science content knowledge and heavy emphasis on state standards and testing as common constraints to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Environmental Education, Literacy, Teacher Attitudes
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Koomen, Michele Hollingsworth; Blair, Robert; Young-Isebrand, Elisabeth; Oberhauser, Karen S. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2014
We used a mixed-methods study to understand the nature of classroom instruction and the enactments of inquiry with nine teachers after an extensive professional development (PD). The "Summer Ecology Institute for Teachers" focused on science as a process and included mentoring by scientists and science educators. We validated our…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Science Instruction
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Feille, Kelly – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2013
There is limited research to suggest the student-based and school-wide impacts of school gardens, and even less research regarding the teaching practices that are necessary to encourage the success of an outdoor classroom. Despite the lack of research, teachers are successfully integrating their outdoor classrooms into their students' learning…
Descriptors: Gardening, Outdoor Education, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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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