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The authors explored practicing elementary school teacher’s conceptions of teaching in ways that foster inquiry-based learning in the science curriculum. The analysis revealed three conceptions of teaching for inquiry learning in science in the elementary years of schooling: (a) The Experience-centered conception where teachers focused on providing interesting sensory experiences to students; (b) The Problem-centered conception where teachers focused on engaging students with challenging problems; and (c) The Question-centered conception where teachers focused on helping students to ask and answer their own questions.
Updated: Apr. 22, 2013
The article describes the materials available to preservice teachers' education program to be used for critical reflection. The authors report on the development of multimedia resources, such as interactive CDROMs, videos and websites, used as supplements to traditional instructional programs, and methods to enhance the teachers' teaching strategies. Evaluation data was derived from focus group interviews and surveys. Analysis of these data supports the value of multimedia material as a vicarious learning experience; and highlights the extent that multimedia can demystify science teaching.
Updated: Feb. 17, 2008