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Koballa, Thomas R., Jr.; Kittleson, Julie; Bradbury, Leslie U.; Dias, Michael J. – Science Education, 2010
Framed by sociocultural theory, the purpose of the study was to understand the cultural tools used by science teachers when leaning to mentor and how tool use may lead to the construction of new understandings about mentoring. The participants were 37 experienced teachers enrolled in a federally funded science-specific mentor preparation program.…
Descriptors: Mentors, Computer Mediated Communication, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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Dotger, Sharon; Dotger, Benjamin H.; Tillotson, John – Science Education, 2010
Discussing the teaching of evolution with concerned parents is a challenge to any science teacher. Using the medical education pedagogy of standardized individuals within the field of teacher education, this article addresses how preservice science teachers elected to verbally interact with standardized parents who questioned the teaching of…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Evolution, Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Donnelly, Lisa A.; Sadler, Troy D. – Science Education, 2009
Previous literature has documented how teachers perceive both advantages and disadvantages associated with standards-based reform. These teacher perceptions may be connected to classroom practices in terms of the extent to which standards are utilized by individual teachers. The purpose of this study was to identify how secondary science teachers…
Descriptors: State Standards, Science Teachers, Accountability, Faculty Development
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Taylor, Amy R.; Jones, M. Gail; Broadwell, Bethany; Oppewal, Tom – Science Education, 2008
Although there have been numerous studies that indicate the benefits of teachers and students working with scientists, there is little research that documents scientists' views of science education, science teacher preparation, and the goals of science education. Furthermore, little is known about how scientists' views of science education may…
Descriptors: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Science Teachers, Accountability
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Bencze, J. Lawrence; Bowen, G. Michael; Alsop, Steve – Science Education, 2006
School science students can benefit greatly from participation in student-directed, open-ended scientific inquiry projects. For various possible reasons, however, students tend not to be engaged in such inquiries. Among factors that may limit their opportunities to engage in open-ended inquiries of their design are teachers' conceptions about…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Projects, Constructivism (Learning), Scientific Principles
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Chen, Sufen – Science Education, 2006
This article describes the development and field test of an instrument, the Views on Science and Education Questionnaire, designed to measure participants' concepts of the nature of science (NOS) and relevant teaching attitudes. The questionnaire includes 15 questions, each followed by several items representing different philosophical positions.…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Outcomes of Education, Educational Objectives, Field Tests
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Irez, Serhat – Science Education, 2006
Given the important role of science teacher educators in developing science teachers' understandings of nature of science (NOS), this study explores 15 Turkish "prospective" science teacher educators' beliefs about NOS in the context of teacher education reform in Turkey. A reflection-oriented qualitative approach was adopted in the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Scientific Principles, Educational Change
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Hewson, Peter W.; Hewson, Mariana G. A'B. – Science Education, 1988
Analyzes the concept of teaching from various aspects. Reviews research on students' conceptions of natural phenomena, conceptual change, and teacher thinking. Suggests an appropriate conception of teaching science. (YP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Structures, Concept Formation, Instruction
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Proper, Herman; And Others – Science Education, 1988
Identifies world views projected in teacher talk and examines the links between these world views and content areas. Finds that the character of classroom discourse is different from the character of text presentation and that there are subject area differences. (YP)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction