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Sinapuelas, Michelle L.; Lardy, Corinne; Korb, Michele A.; Bae, Christine Lee; DiStefano, Rachelle – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Framework for K-12 Science Education (NRC, 2012) on which they are based, describe a new vision for science education that includes having students learn science in a way that more closely aligns to how scientists and engineers work and think. Accomplishing this goal will require teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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Lederman, Norman G.; Lederman, Judith S. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
This study provides an example of a systematic professional development project designed to build capacity for the teaching of nature of science and scientific inquiry, while not sacrificing the learning of more traditional science subject matter. Specifically, this project examined the impact of a 5-year professional development project on K-12…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Science Instruction, Scientific Principles
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Sen, Mehmet; Öztekin, Ceren; Demirdögen, Betül – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2018
This study focused on how science teachers' content knowledge influences their pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) with respect to the topic of cell division. The data were collected from 3 in-service teachers using interviews; observations; and teacher-provided documents, including written-answer exams. The participants' content knowledge was…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Case Studies, Science Teachers
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Roseman, Jo Ellen; Herrmann-Abell, Cari F.; Koppal, Mary – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2017
Focusing on the science knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge that teachers need to realize the vision of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in their classrooms, this article presents findings from efforts to (a) adapt existing criteria and design heuristics for educative features of curriculum materials and apply them in the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Instructional Design
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Pringle, Rose M.; Mesa, Jennifer; Hayes, Lynda – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2017
Teacher professional development (PD) is central to the realization of the current reform efforts in science education. In this qualitative study, we investigated how educative curriculum materials supported middle school science teachers' learning within the context of a comprehensive PD program focused on the enactment of a reform-based science…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Middle School Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Curriculum
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Giamellaro, Michael; Lan, Ming-Chih; Ruiz-Primo, Maria Araceli; Li, Min; Tasker, Tammy – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2017
This article describes and provides supporting empirical evidence of a curriculum mapping strategy to aid elementary school science teachers to articulate learning goals for a given curriculum and thus build a deeper understanding of the science content embedded within the curriculum. Seven teachers used the mapping strategy to collaboratively map…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Concept Mapping, Student Educational Objectives, Science Curriculum
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Donna, Joel D.; Hick, Sarah R. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2017
Gaps in elementary teachers' subject matter knowledge influence their teaching and student learning of science. Educative curriculum materials can support teacher subject matter knowledge. We investigated whether preservice teachers in 2 universities (n = 92) had gains in subject matter knowledge if they participated in modeled instruction related…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Preservice Teachers
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Hawkins, Susan; Park Rogers, Meredith – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2016
Current reform in science education calls for teachers to understand student thinking within a lesson to effectively address students' needs (NRC in A framework for K-12 science education: practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas. National Academy Press, Washington, DC, 2012; NRC in Guide to implementing the Next Generation Science…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Education, Preservice Teachers, Thinking Skills
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McComas, William F.; Nouri, Noushin – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2016
This paper provides a detailed analysis of the inclusion of aspects of nature of science (NOS) in the "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS). In this new standards document, NOS elements in eight categories are discussed in Appendix H along with illustrative statements (called exemplars). Many, but not all, of these exemplars are…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Science Education, Academic Standards, Course Content
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Leary, Heather; Severance, Samuel; Penuel, William R.; Quigley, David; Sumner, Tamara; Devaul, Holly – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2016
This paper examines the impacts of technology (e.g., Chromebooks, Google Drive) on teacher learning and student activity in the development and implementation of a deeply digital high school biology unit. Using design-based implementation research, teachers co-designed with researchers and curriculum specialists a student-centered unit aligned to…
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Design, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Zhang, Meilan; Parker, Joyce; Koehler, Matthew J.; Eberhardt, Jan – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2015
Prior research has mainly focused on what makes professional development effective from the program design perspective. However, there is a lack of understanding about what teachers need for improvement in the context of educational reforms and curricular changes. This study used the pedagogical content knowledge framework to examine teachers'…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Physics, Earth Science
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Donovan, Deborah A.; Borda, Emily J.; Hanley, Daniel M.; Landel, Carolyn C. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2015
Despite significant pressure to reform science teaching and learning in K12 schools, and a concurrent call to reform undergraduate courses, higher education science content courses have remained relatively static. Higher education science faculty have few opportunities to explore research on how people learn, examine state or national science…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Science Teachers, Elementary School Science, Secondary School Science
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Liu, Enshan; Liu, Cheng; Wang, Jian – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2015
The purpose of this article was to present an overview of pre-service science teacher preparation in China, which is heavily influenced by Chinese tradition, Confucianism, and rapid social and economic development. The policies, science teacher education systems and related programs jointly contribute to producing enough science teachers for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Teacher Education
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Treagust, David F.; Won, Mihye; Petersen, Jacinta; Wynne, Georgie – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2015
In this article, we describe how teachers in the Australian school system are educated to teach science and the different qualifications that teachers need to enter the profession. The latest comparisons of Australian students in international science assessments have brought about various accountability measures to improve the quality of science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Policy
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