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Mulholland, Judith; Wallace, John – Studies in Science Education, 2008
In this article we review the notion of teacher knowledge from four metaphorical standpoints--teacher knowledge as "computer", as "craft", as "complexity" and as "change". We employ each of these metaphors to examine and analyse the work of one teacher of science. We draw implications from our analysis for teacher education, teacher development…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Science Teachers, Faculty Development, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Lloyd, David; Wallace, John – Studies in Science Education, 2004
In the last 30 years or so, science educators in the Western world have come to recognise the importance of the social and cultural context in which learning occurs (Cobern, 1993, 1994; Hodson, 1993; Leach & Scott, 2003) and have, through such movements as science, technology, society and the environment (Pedretti, 1997; Solomon, 1991; Solomon…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Science Education, Science Curriculum, Foreign Countries
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Venville, Grady J.; Wallace, John; Rennie, Leonie J.; Malone, John A. – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Explores the issue of curriculum integration, with a particular focus on science as a discipline and its relationship with other subjects. Presents the exploration in the form of a research journey. (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Integrated Curriculum