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Kolonich, Angela; Richmond, Gail; Krajcik, Joseph – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2018
In "A Framework for K-12 Science Education," the National Research Council frames inclusive science instruction as a collection of strategies for teachers to engage students. In this conceptual article, we reframe inclusive science instruction by examining the literature in science and multicultural education and describe five elements…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Video Technology, Urban Schools
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Kademian, Sylvie M.; Davis, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2018
New reforms in science education emphasize facilitating all students' sense making of the big ideas and crosscutting concepts in science along with engagement in science practices. Supporting this learning requires complex, ambitious teaching that is uncommon in U.S. classrooms. Thus, novice teachers will need considerable support in learning how…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Investigations, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts
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Wenner, Julianne A.; Kittleson, Julie – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2018
Recommendations for science education, including elementary education, highlight instructional practices such as using discussion to promote deep understandings of science. A task facing science teacher educators is to craft instruction to support teacher candidates (TCs) to develop skills that will encourage such practices in classrooms. In 2011,…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Reflection, Teaching Models, Teaching Methods
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Hanuscin, Deborah L.; Cisterna, Dante; Lipsitz, Kelsey – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2018
The Next Generation Science Standards call for changes in not only what is taught in elementary science but also how students engage in the learning experience to develop understanding of core disciplinary ideas. In this study we examined 5th-grade teachers' pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) for 1 particular core idea: the small particle model…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Grade 5, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Chen, Jessica L.; Mensah, Felicia Moore – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2018
Supporting elementary preservice teachers' development of a science teacher identity provides a way to address challenges of low self-efficacy, self-confidence, and pedagogical content knowledge in science. Meaningful teaching experiences in student teaching placements and field-based science methods courses provide opportunities for preservice…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Professional Identity
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Palmberg, Irmeli; Hermans, Mikaela; Jeronen, Eila; Kärkkäinen, Sirpa; Persson, Christel; Yli-Panula, Eija – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2018
People's knowledge about nature, their interest in nature, their nature experiences, and their values and emotions regarding nature are factors that promote people's positive views on environmental issues and sustainability. Knowing the variation and patterns in teachers' and student teachers' views is an essential step in considering the ways in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teacher Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Wildlife
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O' Dwyer, Anne – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2018
This article uses an existing evaluation framework to exemplify how an organic chemistry program for high school teachers facilitated their professional development. Chemistry teachers from 6 different high schools participated in the program. The professional development program was informed by a constructivist theoretical background in which…
Descriptors: High School Students, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Organic Chemistry
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Subramaniam, Karthigeyan; Asim, Sumreen; Lee, Eun Young; Koo, Yilmin – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore student teachers' images of science instruction in informal settings and how these images explicate their field trip pedagogy. "Field trips" refers to planned, structured, and adaptable ways of learning science outside the science classroom that are connected to the school science curriculum.…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Science Instruction, Field Trips, Science Teachers
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Cian, Heidi; Marshall, Jeff; Qian, Meihua – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2018
Educational research continues to reiterate the need for inquiry-based instruction in secondary science. However, the patterns of how teachers implement inquiry-based pedagogy have not been thoroughly studied--particularly from a quantitative perspective. This study is based on data from 422 observations of 50 teachers collected during a 5-year…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Learner Engagement, Growth Models
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Titu, Preethi; Ring-Whalen, Elizabeth A.; Brown, Julie C.; Roehrig, Gillian H. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2018
In recent decades, schools in most Western countries, including the United States, have become increasingly culturally diverse. As global migration rises, cultural diversity in schools will continue to grow. Though an expansive research base has shown that teacher attitudes play an important role in student performance, comparatively little is…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Attitude Change, Secondary School Teachers
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Kang, Emily J. S.; Donovan, Corinne; McCarthy, Mary Jean – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2018
The aim of this study was to assess elementary teachers' pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) of and confidence in their ability to support students in enacting the science and engineering practices (SEPs) of the Next Generation Science Standards. Findings from this study were used to inform the planning of a professional development program for…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Elementary School Teachers, Engineering Education, Science Education
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Feille, Kelly K.; Nettles, Jenesta R.; Weinburgh, Molly H. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2018
Although much research has examined the professional development (PD) of science teachers, questions remain about what aspects of PD contribute to teacher change. It is important to continue to examine the nuanced ways in which PD can support in-service science teachers as they seek to hone their craft. This study used silhouettes constructed from…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Faculty Development, Educational Needs, Needs Assessment
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Underwood, Janice Bell; Mensah, Felicia Moore – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2018
Science teacher educators (STEs) openly suggest that kindergarten-Grade 12 teachers must be prepared to teach all students, especially diverse learners, who may be marginalized in and by science; however, how STEs prepare preservice teachers to engage and empower diverse students in science teacher education needs further research. Therefore,…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Culturally Relevant Education, Science Teachers
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Mandrikas, Achilleas; Stavrou, Dimitrios; Halkia, Krystallia; Skordoulis, Constantine – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2018
In this article, we present the results of an implementation of a teaching-learning sequence that offered the opportunity to increase preservice elementary teachers' engagement with authentic activities in meteorology. In particular, we describe the results of a teaching-learning sequence with regard to the representation of winds on weather maps…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Science, Meteorology
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Barth-Cohen, Lauren A.; Little, Angela J.; Abrahamson, Dor – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2018
The use of video for in-service and pre-service teacher development has been gaining acceptance, and yet video remains a challenging and understudied tool. Many projects have used video to help pre-service and in-service teachers reflect on their own teaching processes, examine teacher-student interactions, and develop their professional vision.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Reflective Teaching, Mathematics Education
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