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Wegner, Claas; Wattenberg, Lars; Maar, Alexander; Gardow, Dominik – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2017
This article investigates the participating students' evaluation of a teacher training seminar about heterogeneity in the classroom at Bielefeld University, Germany. The evaluation made use of a short questionnaire and an end-of-term test of the students' knowledge on the subject matter. The questionnaire is tested for objectivity, reliability,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Course Evaluation
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Lew, Shim – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2016
This multiple case study investigates four science teachers' experiences of boundary crossing through participation in an ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) professional development program and the extension of their identity as ESOL/language teachers. The study examines how science teachers transform into science and language teachers…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, English (Second Language), Professional Identity, Faculty Development
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Deveci, Isa; Seikkula-Lein, Jaana – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2016
The aim of this study was to examine the opinions of Finnish Science Teacher Educators (FSTEs) about the implementation process related to entrepreneurship education. The study used a phenomenological research design as one of the qualitative research approaches used to analyse the issue. Participants were purposely selected and included five…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Entrepreneurship, Science Instruction
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Kelani, Raphael R. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2015
The first purpose of this descriptive study was to provide information regarding implementation of the compulsory science curricula in secondary school settings in the Republic of Benin in West Africa in which were infused elements of environmental education (EE). The second was to investigate science teachers' attitudes towards teaching…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Secondary School Students, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Christie, Alice A.; Rillero, Peter; Cleland, JoAnn V.; Wetzel, Keith A.; Zambo, Ron; Buss, Ray R. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2001
Highlights two benefits of guiding teachers through a collaborative process for developing instructional units and informing them in advance that their work will be published on the Internet. Through a nationally recognized project, in-service and pre-service teachers designed mathematics and science units for their own use but also for…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Internet, Mathematics Education
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Craven, John A., III; Penick, John – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2001
Focuses on science education and attempts to articulate the expert knowledge and skills needed to prepare exemplary science teachers. Explains that before the public's mandate for scientific literacy for all Americans can be achieved, familiar views about the teaching and learning of science must often be challenged through processes requiring…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Instruction
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Klein, Beth Shiner; Matkins, Juanita Jo; Weaver, Starlin D. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2001
Describes the continuation of a project that used collaborative technologies to team teach elementary science methods courses across three different public institutions. Student outcomes for the project indicate positive change in comfort with technology and understanding science education issues. (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Course Descriptions, Elementary Education, Internet
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Eick, Charles J. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2000
Studies the inquiry-based practices of secondary science student teachers (n=12) including their views of inquiry in science; their views of inquiry in science teaching; and their conceptions of facts, laws, and theories in science, or nature of science (NOS). Recommends explicit teaching of science as a discipline, including scientific…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Preservice Teachers, Science Education
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Gess-Newsome, Julie – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 1999
Explores potential answers to the question, How do we best ensure adequate and appropriate science instruction at the elementary level? Outlines, through an examination of scientific literacy, the attributes needed in a teacher for effective science instruction. Evaluates five delivery models for elementary science instruction. Concludes with a…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Elementary Education, Instructional Systems, Professional Development
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Dass, Pradeep Maxwell – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 1999
Nationwide dissemination of the Iowa Chautauqua Model for inservice professional development of K-12 science teachers has led to new professional development programs in many states. Discusses a formative evaluation of the implementation of the Collier Chautauqua Program (CCP) which focuses on teacher enhancement resulting from participation in…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Program Evaluation
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Melear, Claudia T. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 1999
Science department chairpersons created lists of tasks and benefits which would accrue to preservice teachers while they worked in the scientists' laboratories. Teachers agreed to a higher percentage than preservice teachers with the scientists as to what those benefits were. Recommendations include ways scientists and science educators can create…
Descriptors: Knowledge Base for Teaching, Mentors, Preservice Teachers, Science Education
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Klein, Beth Shiner; Matkins, Juanita Jo; Weaver, Starlin – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 1999
Describes the process of using collaborative technologies to team teach elementary science methods courses across three different institutions: a private liberal arts college, a small state university, and a large research university. Describes the project and the Internet-based collaborative technologies used at each site. (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cooperation, Course Descriptions, Elementary Education
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Veal, William R.; MaKinster, James G. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 1999
Presents two taxonomies that offer a relatively comprehensive categorization scheme for future studies of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) development in teacher education. "The General Taxonomy of PCK" addresses distinctions within and between the knowledge bases of various disciplines, science subjects, and science topics. "The Taxonomy of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Science Education
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Lumpe, Andrew T.; Czerniak, Charlene M.; Haney, Jodi J. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 1999
Describes the context and support structures involved in the implementation of a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded professional development program designed to train elementary teachers to use exemplary science curriculum materials. Identifies components for the successful implementation of systemic reform efforts including purposeful…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Instructional Innovation, Preservice Teachers, Professional Development
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Lewis, Scott P.; O'Brien, George E.; George, Jessica A. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 1998
Describes the construction of an elementary science education web site in a collaborative effort involving two university faculty members and two undergraduate elementary education program preservice teachers. For preservice teachers, these types of collaborations can be important in developing skills valuable to their own teaching and in building…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies
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