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What is the Teacher Doing? What are the Students Doing? An Application of the Draw-a-Science-Teacher-Test
The current study reports the use of the Draw-a-Science-Teacher-Test as diagnostic tool for both preservice teacher beliefs about science teaching and science methods course effectiveness. Results indicated statistically significant shifts in participants’ mental models of science teaching and learning. Post-course more students portrayed student-centered reform minded practices.
Updated: May. 13, 2011
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