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Evans, Rosemary S.; Rennie, Leonie J. – Teaching Science, 2009
This research described in this paper firstly explored teachers' ideas about scientific literacy using an interview technique. Secondly, using a longitudinal case study approach, it examined how, following their participation in a professional development program, primary teachers presented opportunities during their science lessons for their…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Case Studies, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science
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Reade, Jill; Ferguson, Peter; Colvill, Marj – Teaching Science, 2009
Switching rural primary students on to local science was a project centred on a cluster of seven Tasmanian primary schools over a full school year. The project had as its aims a mix of professional development outcomes for participant teachers and an enhancement of science experiences for their students. In order to achieve these aims programs…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
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Kenny, John; Colvill, Marj – Teaching Science, 2008
This paper reports on the results of a survey of primary teachers who attended a series of three 1/2 day workshops that focused on primary science activities concerned with two key outcome areas from the Tasmanian Essential Learnings curriculum: "Investigating the Natural and Constructed World" and "Inquiry." The workshops…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Creativity, Science Activities, Workshops
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Paprzycki, Peter; Tuttle, Nicole; Czerniak, Charlene M.; Molitor, Scott; Kadervaek, Joan; Mendenhall, Robert – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2017
This study investigates the effect of a Framework-aligned professional development program at the PreK-3 level. The NSF funded program integrated science with literacy and mathematics learning and provided teacher professional development, along with materials and programming for parents to encourage science investigations and discourse around…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Alignment (Education), Scientific Literacy, Faculty Development
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Terrazas-Arellanes, Fatima E.; Strycker, Lisa A.; Walden, Emily D.; Gallard, Alejandro – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2017
Inquiry-based learning methods, coupled with advanced technology, hold promise for closing the science literacy gap for English learners (ELs) and students with learning difficulties (SWLDs). Project ESCOLAR (Etext Supports for Collaborative Online Learning and Academic Reading) created collaborative online learning units for middle school science…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Active Learning
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Sirum, Karen L.; Madigan, Dan; Kilionsky, Daniel J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2009
Significant challenges to education transformation in lecture-oriented science departments include initiating and supporting a dialogue about teaching and learning among faculty whose priorities are primarily research. The authors established a faculty learning community through which participants made significant changes to how they think about…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Science Departments, Faculty Development, Curriculum Development
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Wyckoff, Susan – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2001
Presents the Arizona Collaborative for Excellence in the Preparation of Teachers (ACEPT) which targets the implementation of reforms and the initiation of comprehensive and systemic changes in undergraduate science and math courses and curriculum for better education. Discusses science literacy and scientific literacy. (Contains 18 references.)…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Higher Education, Science Education, Scientific Literacy