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Pleasants, Jacob; Olson, Joanne K.; Tank, Kristina M. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
Engineering design activities are a common way for teachers to incorporate engineering into their science classrooms, as called for by current science policy documents in the United States. However, little is known about how teachers prioritize different learning objectives during engineering design lessons. Understanding teachers' thinking on…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Design
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Adamson, Karen; Santau, Alexandra; Lee, Okhee – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2013
This study examined elementary teachers' instructional strategies for promoting scientific understanding and inquiry and supporting English language development with diverse student groups including English language learners. The study was part of a 5-year research and development project consisting of reform-based science curriculum units and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Rees, Carol; Pardo, Richard; Parker, Jennifer – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2013
This qualitative multiple-comparative case study investigates (1) The reported experiences and impressions of four pre-service teachers (PTs) on practicum placement in four different classrooms (grades 1-9) where a new Steps to Inquiry (SI) framework was being utilized to support students conducting open inquiry; (2) The relative dispositions of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Practicums, Science Instruction, Inquiry
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Van Duzor, Andrea Gay – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2012
In many innovative science content professional development (PD) courses for teachers, science concepts are situated within pedagogical contexts, or in other words, science content is incorporated within contexts relevant to teaching and student learning. Pedagogical contexts are often used because they are believed to be engaging for teachers and…
Descriptors: Evidence, Chemistry, Educational Change, Professional Development
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Hendrix, Rebecca; Eick, Charles; Shannon, David – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2012
Creative drama activities designed to help children learn difficult science concepts were integrated into an inquiry-based elementary science program. Children (n = 38) in an upper elementary enrichment program at one primary school were the participants in this action research. The teacher-researcher taught students the Full Option Science…
Descriptors: Drama, Action Research, Student Attitudes, Enrichment Activities
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Bell, Clare Valerie; Odom, Arthur Louis – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2012
While much is known about K-12 teachers' participation in professional development (PD) on inquiry-based science instruction, how professors facilitate such PD is not as well documented. This reflective, descriptive study documents the pedagogical practices of three professors during a two-week summer PD program on inquiry-based science…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Professional Development, Grade 4
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Sinclair, Becky Barton; Naizer, Gilbert; Ledbetter, Cynthia – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of a teacher professional development program on the classroom teaching practices of the participants. This particular professional development program included an intensive summer institute, 8 monthly follow-up sessions, informal participant-professor mentoring and peer networking. The majority…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Self Efficacy, Program Effectiveness, Grade 4
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Cullen, Theresa A.; Akerson, Valarie L.; Hanson, Deborah L. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2010
Teachers are required to work with data on a daily basis to assess the effectiveness of their teaching strategies, but may not approach it as research. This paper presents a reflective discussion of how and when a professional development team used an action research project to help 12 K-6 teachers explore the effectiveness of reform based Nature…
Descriptors: Action Research, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Inquiry
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Oliveira, Alandeom W. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2010
This study explores how elementary teachers perceive and use "engaging oral strategies" (i.e., manners of speaking that encourage students to participate and become engaged in science discussions). It is reported that the strategies employed as well as their frequency varied substantially depending upon on the teachers' grade level and…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Grade 4
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Lee, Okhee; Maerten-Rivera, Jaime; Buxton, Cory; Penfield, Randall; Secada, Walter G. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2009
This descriptive study examined urban elementary school teachers' perceptions of their science content knowledge, science teaching practices, and support for language development of English language learners. Also examined were teachers' perceptions of organizational supports and barriers associated with teaching science to nonmainstream students.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Grade 5, Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction
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Buxton, Cory; Lee, Okhee; Santau, Alexandra – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2008
We describe a model professional development intervention currently being implemented to support 3rd- through 5th-grade teachers' science instruction in 9 urban elementary schools with high numbers of English language learners. The intervention consists of curriculum materials for students and teachers, as well as teacher workshops throughout the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Inquiry, Second Language Learning, Active Learning
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Gomez-Zwiep, Susan – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2008
This study sought to determine what elementary teachers know about student science misconceptions and how teachers address student misconceptions in instruction. The sample included 30 teachers from California with at least 1-year of experience teaching grades 3, 4, and 5. A semistructured interview was used. The interview transcripts were…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Misconceptions, Teaching Methods, Grade 4