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Kind, Vanessa – Science Education, 2016
This paper offers clarification of science teacher orientations as a potential component of pedagogical content knowledge. Science teaching orientations and beliefs about science held by 237 preservice science teachers were gathered via content-specific vignettes and questionnaire, respectively, prior to participation in a UK-based teacher…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Preservice Teachers, Vignettes
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Taber, Keith S.; Billingsley, Berry; Riga, Fran; Newdick, Helen – Science Education, 2011
It has been argued that learning science may be complicated, and even compromised, when students hold worldviews that may seem at odds with what is presented in science lessons. In particular, in some parts of the world, there has been considerable concern that students from particular religious backgrounds may reject some science teaching if…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Conflict, Religion, Science Instruction
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Solomon, Joan; And Others – Science Education, 1996
Explores pupils' (n=800) ideas about what scientists do, their more general knowledge about theories and how they change, and their impressions of how theory and experiment interact in the school science that they have experienced. Discusses teacher and out-of-school effects, gender, school work, and development with age. Contains 22 references.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Science Experiments