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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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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