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Seung, Eulsun; Bryan, Lynn A.; Haugan, Mark P. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2012
In this study, we investigated the pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) that physics graduate teaching assistants (TAs) developed in the context of teaching a new introductory physics curriculum, "Matter and Interactions" ("M&I"). "M&I" is an innovative introductory physics course that emphasizes a unified framework for understanding the world and…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Educational Strategies, Research Design, Physics
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Nugent, Gwen; Toland, Michael D.; Levy, Richard; Kunz, Gina; Harwood, David; Green, Denise; Kitts, Kathy – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2012
The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to determine the effects of a field-based, inquiry-focused course on pre-service teachers' geoscience content knowledge, attitude toward science, confidence in teaching science, and inquiry understanding and skills. The field-based course was designed to provide students with opportunities to…
Descriptors: Evidence, Preservice Teacher Education, Earth Science, Teaching Methods
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Koksal, Mustafa Serdar – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2011
The degree to which pre-service teachers learn biology is related to both motivational factors of self-regulation and factors regarding epistemological beliefs. At the same time, self-regulation and epistemological beliefs are also associated with one another. Based on this relationship, the purpose of this study was to investigate the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Self Efficacy, Multiple Regression Analysis, Biology
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Cormas, Peter C.; Barufaldi, James P. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2011
This study investigates the effective research-based characteristics of professional development (ERBCPD) of the National Science Foundation's GK-12 Program--a program which partners institutions of higher education with local school districts and places science, technology, engineering, and mathematics graduates in the K-12 classroom with…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Colleges, Communication Skills, Professional Development
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Megowan-Romanowicz, Colleen – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2010
Teachers enrolled in the master of natural science program for high school science teachers at a large research university must complete a year-long action research study. This account, by the program's action research coordinator, describes both process and outcomes of this research experience from the perspectives of the research coordinator and…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Science Programs, Action Research, Natural Sciences
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Pop, Margareta M.; Dixon, Patricia; Grove, Crissie M. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2010
This study investigated teachers' motivation, expectations, and changes to teaching practices due to a 6 week summer professional development program involvement. Participants (n = 67) attended the Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program within a major university in southeast. Surveys and interviews were used to collect data to answer the…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Development
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Morrison, Judith A. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2008
This study explored how preservice teachers grew in their understanding of inquiry science through conducting an in-depth individual inquiry investigation in their science methods course. Elementary preservice teachers' understanding about inquiry investigations, their attitudes towards the assignment, and their views towards using individual…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Science, Research Design, Methods Courses
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Stuessy, Carol L.; Metty, Jane S. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2007
A science teacher and her mentor reflect on their participation in the Learning Research Cycle, a professional learning model that bridges research and practice in both university and public school contexts. Teachers do scientific research in scientists' laboratories, then bridge their scientific experiences with the design of new classroom…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Scientists, Science Laboratories, Science Teachers
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Beeth, Michael E.; Adadan, Emine – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2006
This study explored the influence of university-based teacher education courses on preservice teachers as they engaged in the field-based portion of their preparation. Forty-two preservice teachers contributed reflective writings about the successes and challenges they faced during field experiences in light of knowledge and skills learned during…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Experience, Academic Achievement
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Hogan, Kathleen; Berkowitz, Alan R. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2000
Reports on the methods and outcomes of a teacher development project that exposed teachers to inquiry as it is practiced in the discipline of ecology. Explores factors that are potentially effective on teachers' professional development experiences in ecological inquiry. Examines the variations of teachers, starting points, grade levels, and…
Descriptors: Ecology, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Higher Education
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Smith, Deborah C. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2000
Describes the content of a senior science methods course in elementary science teacher education in which pedagogical content knowledge is used for construction. Presents examples of three different kinds of pedagogical content knowledge on preservice elementary teachers that is used in this research. (Contains 47 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Higher Education
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Grunau, Hal; Pedretti, Erminia; Wolfe, Elgin; Galbraith, Don – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2000
Indicates the difficulties for teacher educators in developing the content of courses because of changing conditions. Questions the context of the Concept Presentation assignment and asks how to progress in understanding the reflective processes involved in collaborative efforts inquiring into and improving professional practice. (Contains 30…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Cooperation, Faculty Development, Higher Education
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Watters, James J.; Ginns, Ian S. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2000
Focuses on the implementation and evaluation of instructional strategies in a core science education methods course within a Bachelor of Education preservice program. Examines how a collaborative learning experience that incorporated components of problem based learning was implemented and how students reacted to and reflected upon this approach.…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Evaluation, Higher Education, Performance Based Assessment
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Akerson, Valarie L.; Flanigan, Julie – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2000
Describes how one instructor used science education methodology in a language arts methods course. The purpose was to understand how preservice teachers might improve their science teaching through language arts methods. Discusses one preservice teacher and her use of the methodology in the science methods course in which she was currently…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Methods Courses
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Melear, Claudia T.; Goodlaxson, John D.; Warne, Thomas R.; Hickok, Leslie G. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2000
Discusses the recommendation in "Benchmarks for Science Literacy" and "National Science Education Standards" of teaching science through inquiry. Describes research focused on inquiry, investigation, and interpretation in a preservice science teacher preparation program. (Contains 14 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Inquiry, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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