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Cook, Michelle; Wiebe, Eric N.; Carter, Glenda – Science Education, 2008
Previous research has indicated that the use of multiple representations with macroscopic and molecular features can improve conceptual understanding; however, the influence of prior knowledge of the domain cannot be overlooked. Using eye-tracking technology and sequential analysis, this study investigated how high school students (n = 54) with…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Molecular Biology, Teaching Methods, Prior Learning
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Jones, M. Gail; Carter, Glenda; Rua, Melissa J. – Science Education, 1999
Examines the role that students' science concepts play in promoting teachers' professional growth. Journals and portfolios showed that students' science knowledge served as discrepant events that evoked teachers' dissatisfaction with their own content knowledge and motivated them to reconsider their pedagogical practices. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Science Teachers, Scientific Concepts