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W(h)ither the Sense of Wonder of Pre-Service Primary Teachers’ When Teaching Science?: A Preliminary Study of Their Personal Experiences
This preliminary study seeks to explore whether wonder-based reflections are sources of inspiration for future teachers of science. What experiences have brought them personally a sense of wonder and when, if at all, do they employ scientific explanations of those events? In all 140 pre-service primary teachers, when questioned, described 240 separate events or occasions in which they had participated or observed that evoked a heightened sense of wonder. Three different types of wonder described all the events cited: physical, personal and metaphysical wonder.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2009
Understanding the approaches to the teaching of religious education of pre-service primary teachers: The influence of religio-scientific frameworks
The study examined the conceptual foundations preservice teachers implement when they teach religious education. Particular attention was given to the teachers' attitudes to science and their relationship to religion. Results of extended interviews point at specific religio-scientific frameworks that link to various approaches to teaching religion.
Updated: Feb. 05, 2008