Search results for: Penuel William R.
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Examining Teachers’ Instructional Moves Aimed at Developing Students’ Ideas and Questions in Learner-Centered Science Classrooms
In this study, the authors examined teachers’ instructional moves to elicit and develop students’ ideas and questions as they orchestrated discourse with their fifth grade students during a learner-centered environmental biology unit. The authors present three contrasting cases of teachers to highlight evidence that shows teachers’ differing strategies for eliciting students’ ideas and questions, and for developing their ideas, questions and questioning skills. The authors found that teachers could readily elicit ideas and questions but experienced challenges in helping students develop them.
Updated: Mar. 24, 2013
Teaching for Understanding in Earth Science: Comparing Impacts on Planning and Instruction in Three Professional Development Designs for Middle School Science Teachers
This article compares and contrasts the impacts of three professional development designs. These designs aimed at middle school Earth science teachers on how teachers plan and enact instruction. Evidence from teacher survey and observation data indicated that all programs had positive impacts on how teachers planned and enacted teaching for understanding. However, differences among programs was more evident in their impacts on instructional planning.
Updated: Nov. 03, 2009