Teacher Development

Author: Beverley Bell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135718369
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This text proposes a model of teacher development as social, personal and professional development, and is based on the findings of a three year New Zealand research project. The project investigated the teacher development of some teachers of science working to: implement the findings of the previous "Learning in Science" projects; take into account students' thinking; and base their thinking on a constructivist view of learning. The factors that helped teacher development are discussed as is a view of learning to underpin teacher development. This book is intended to be of interest to teachers, teacher educators, teacher developers, school managers and policy makers working in all curriculum areas.

Developing Models In Science Education

Author: J.K. Gilbert
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401008760
Size: 41.14 MB
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Models and modelling play a central role in the nature of science, in its conduct, in the accreditation and dissemination of its outcomes, as well as forming a bridge to technology. They therefore have an important place in both the formal and informal science education provision made for people of all ages. This book is a product of five years collaborative work by eighteen researchers from four countries. It addresses four key issues: the roles of models in science and their implications for science education; the place of models in curricula for major science subjects; the ways that models can be presented to, are learned about, and can be produced by, individuals; the implications of all these for research and for science teacher education. The work draws on insights from the history and philosophy of science, cognitive psychology, sociology, linguistics, and classroom research, to establish what may be done and what is done. The book will be of interest to researchers in science education and to those taking courses of advanced study throughout the world.

Models Of Science Teacher Preparation

Author: D.R. Lavoie
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306472309
Size: 56.14 MB
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This unique, edited book is a must for science educators who desire to improve upon traditional methods for science teaching and learning. It provides background, theoretical research-based frameworks, guidelines, and concrete examples for the implementation and assessment of innovative models of science learning, teaching, and professional preparation.

Science Teaching Science Learning

Author: Elnora S. Harcombe
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807740330
Size: 18.23 MB
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Science Teaching/Science Learning, based on a model professional development program, gives powerful proof that urban teachers can ignite curiosity and promote deep understanding in children when provided with the necessary intellectual infrastructure, including a complex balance of increased science knowledge, a safe environment for professional experimentation, and a long-term interaction with colleagues. The ensuing invigoration and renewed dedication of program participants belies the inevitability of the projected national science teacher shortage. Harcombe breaks new ground demonstrating that when professional teacher development is based on constructivist learning theory and framed in the knowledge domain of the sciences, it empowers teachers to dramatically change what they know, how they teach, and what their students learn.

The Routledgefalmer Reader In Science Education

Author: John Gilbert
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415327770
Size: 41.22 MB
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This Reader brings together a wide range of material to present an international perspective on topical issues in science education today. In order to identify what themes should be addressed in the book, thirty-eight science educators from around the world responded to the question: 'What issues are currently important in science education in your country?' The outcome is this lively and authoritative Reader, which features topics as varied as: globalisation assessment pupil's views on science education environmental education teaching approaches teacher development multimedia and ICT constructivism. With a specially written introduction from the editor, providing a much-needed context to the current education climate, students of science education will find this Reader an important route map to further reading and understanding.

A Model Of Teacher Professional Development

Author: Susan Rodrigues
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781594542367
Size: 76.22 MB
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Teacher professional development is usually directed and governed by three agents: politics, pedagogy and innovation. The book begins by considering existing literature and ideas on teacher professional development. Chapter two briefly outlines some of the issues in science education that are of relevance to primary school science while also examining the PIPS model of teacher professional development. Subsequent chapters focus on the methodology employed by the project including details of the evaluation, as the data collected was instrumental in determining influential facets of the project. The following chapters explore the notion of readiness, risk, reflection, recognition, resource and relevance. These were deemed to be key elements that contributed to the success of the project in terms of promoting professional development and in terms of seeing tangible change in classroom practice. There is a short chapter which outlines some of the other project findings and the book concludes with a chapter on the need and challenge for dynamic teacher professional development programmes that work in partnership with teachers rather than deliver things for teachers.

Science Education

Author: John K. Gilbert
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415342292
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Self Studies Of Science Teacher Education Practices

Author: Shawn M. Bullock
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400739044
Size: 71.46 MB
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Part of a vital Springer series on self-study practices in teaching and teacher education, this collection offers a range of contributions to the topic that embody the reflections of science teacher educators who have applied self-study methodology to their own professional development. The material recognizes the paradox that lies between classroom science and the education of science teachers: the disciplines of science are often perceived as a quest for right answers, an unintentional by-product of the classroom focus on right answers in student assessment in science. In contrast, the profession of teaching has few right answers and frequently involves the management of conflicting tensions. A dilemma thus arises in science teacher education of how to shift perspectives among student teachers from reductionist to more inclusive attitudes that are open to the mercurial realities of teaching. The self-studies presented here are unique, fresh and stimulating. They include the input of a beginning science teacher as well as science teacher educators from a range of backgrounds and varying levels of experience. In addition, the volume presents a truly international perspective on the issues, with authors hailing from five countries. Providing analysis at the leading edge of education theory, this collection will make fascinating reading for those teaching science—as well as those teaching science teachers.

Model Based Learning And Instruction In Science

Author: John Clement
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402064944
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Anyone involved in science education will find that this text can enhance their pedagogical practice. It describes new, model-based teaching methods that integrate social and cognitive perspectives for science instruction. It presents research that describes how these new methods are applied in a diverse group of settings, including middle school biology, high school physics, and college chemistry classrooms. They offer practical tips for teaching the toughest of key concepts.

International Perspectives On Teacher Professional Development

Author: Susan Rodrigues
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781594542176
Size: 11.63 MB
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Teacher professional development is subject to reform as a consequence of three, often interwoven influences: innovation, politics and pedagogy. For example, recent decades have seen learning and teaching take centre stage. As technologies have become more accessible and relevant, so professional development has had to keep pace, in order to provide teachers with an opportunity to develop skills and experiences to deal with this innovation. In terms of politics, as the prescription of input and the measurement of output are regulated and deregulated by the State, so teacher professional development shifts to meet accountability and credibility demands. Likewise, as our understanding of learning and teaching evolves, in terms of knowledge, processes, dispositions and evaluation, subsequent teacher professional development programmes responded to these current or in-vogue research findings. This new and much-needed book describes how teacher professional development in science education, from initial teacher education to continuing professional development, continues to face and address the various challenges that arise as a consequence of innovation, politics or pedagogy.