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This pre-post multiple-case case study explores elementary school science teachers’ practices and their students’ actions. The study focuses on naturally occurring ordinary events and builds a description of how the strands of proficiencies are being developed. The results of cross-case analyses suggest that while the participating teachers do engage their students in activities and exercises that contribute to the development of all four strands of science proficiency; the nature, duration, and distribution of these activities varied.
Updated: Dec. 21, 2010
This article introduces an online jigsaw model for preservice teachers’ science content learning. Following a description of the model and its developmental genesis, analysis of an external proficiency measure serves to evaluate the model’s validity. Data stem from a sample of 333 students who completed physical science courses in either a face-to-face or online setting, and who participated in a state-mandated certification exam.
Updated: Jul. 10, 2008