Search results for: Elementary school teachers
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In this study, five elementary teachers and a university researcher developed and implemented problem-based learning (PBL) experiences in the context of science teaching and learning. A variety of qualitative methods were used to examine the engagement and development of teachers' pedagogical content knowledge (PCK).Implications for how teachers may be supported when adopting instructional innovations are discussed.
Updated: Nov. 16, 2009
The Internet has become one of the most common instructional tools because of recent developments in telecommunications and Internet technology. Accordingly, educators increasingly support the use of the Internet in the social studies classroom. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate pre-service elementary teachers' beliefs about the use of the Internet in the social studies classroom.
Updated: Oct. 11, 2009
As part of an elementary science methods course, 40 preservice teachers were asked to reflect on and respond to narrative vignettes describing a teacher’s decision making with regard to lesson plans. Results suggest that descriptions of teaching situated in lesson plans can promote productive reflection for preservice teachers.
Updated: Jul. 08, 2009
This descriptive study examined urban elementary school teachers’ perceptions of their science content knowledge, science teaching practices, and support for language development of English language learners. The study also examined teachers’ perceptions of organizational supports and barriers associated with teaching science to nonmainstream students. 221 third- through fifth-grade teachers from 15 urban elementary schools in a large school district participated in this study.
Updated: Jul. 08, 2009
The purpose of this study was to better understand prospective elementary school teachers’ motivations for working with fractions before and after taking a course designed to deepen their understanding of mathematics, as well as what instructional practices might be related to any changes detected in their motivations. 85 education students were given a motivation questionnaire at the beginning and end of the semester, and observations were made of the 9 days when fractions were taught.
Updated: Jun. 11, 2009
An Adult Attachment Perspective on The Student–Teacher Relationship and Classroom Management Difficulties
To maintain a professional identity, teachers are to some degree dependent on their student's mental representations of, and interactions with, them. The attachment styles of 291 pre-service and experienced elementary and secondary school teachers were examined in this article. Significant differences were found for teacher type (elementary versus secondary), experience, age and gender.
Updated: Jun. 03, 2009
Development and Evaluation of A Case-Based Digital Learning Tool about Children's Mathematical Thinking for Elementary School Teachers (L-TEST)
This study reports the development processes of a digital learning tool (Learning Tool for Elementary School Teachers (L-TEST)) that shows children's mathematical thinking for the ages of 4-11 years across certain problem situations. L-TEST is designed as a support tool to be used in teacher education. A case-based instructional model was used in designing the instructional tool.
Updated: May. 25, 2009
The authors describe an innovative master’s program. They show how the faculty who taught in a cohort for students earning a master of arts degree in K–8 mathematics education created a coherent program by (a) identifying unifying themes that cut across courses, (b) building on ideas from one semester to the next, and (c) linking assignments for courses taught within the same semester.
Updated: May. 13, 2009
Rehearsing to Teach: Content-Specific Deconstruction of Instructional Explanations in Pre-Service Teacher Training
The article proposes the importance of rehearsing instructional explanations. It also suggest fine-tuning the coherence and meaningfulness of instructional explanations before pre-service teachers start practice teaching. The article presents actual examples of such rehearsals in which the pre-service teachers demonstrated the need for developing deeper pedagogical understanding of the ways their elementary school students construct their content knowledge.
Updated: Apr. 30, 2009
Assessing In-service Teachers' Instructional Beliefs about Student-centered Education: A Turkish Perspective
The main purpose of this research is to investigate in-service teachers' instructional beliefs about student-centered education. The inventory was designed to measure teachers' student-centered educational beliefs based on four components of the educational curriculum. A quantitative research analysis showed that in-service teachers held positive beliefs about student-centered education.
Updated: Mar. 30, 2009