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Coenders, Fer; Terlouw, Cees – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2015
When curricula change, teachers have to bring their knowledge and beliefs up to date. Two aspects can be distinguished: "what" do teachers learn and "how" is it learned. Two groups of teachers were involved during the preparation of a new chemistry curriculum. One group developed student learning material and subsequently…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Coenders, Fer; Terlouw, Cees; Dijkstra, Sanne; Pieters, Jules – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2010
A curriculum innovation requires new learning material for students and a preparation program for teachers, in which teacher learning is a key ingredient. In this paper we describe how three experienced teachers, involved in the development and subsequent classroom enactment of student learning material for context-based chemistry education,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Chemistry, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Coenders, Fer; Terlouw, Cees; Dijkstra, Sanne – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2008
In this article, we describe the results of a study of chemistry high school teachers' beliefs (N = 7) of the chemistry curriculum and their roles, their beliefs on the teacher as developer of materials, and their beliefs about professional development. Teachers' beliefs influence the implementation of a curriculum. We view the use of a new…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Chemistry, Secondary School Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge