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Teacher Enactment Patterns: How Can We Help Move All Teachers to Reform-Based Inquiry Practice Through Professional Development?
This study aimed to examine high school teachers’ beliefs about inquiry instruction and determine how their beliefs influenced their use of inquiry after a professional development program. The authors used Windschitl’s (2002) Constructivist Dilemmas framework as a framework to understand the teachers’ enactments. The authors found that the teachers were placed into four enactment categories: Integrated, Emerging, Laboratory-based, and Activity-focused.
Updated: Dec. 14, 2015
Chemistry Teachers’ Emerging Expertise in Inquiry Teaching: The Effect of a Professional Development Model on Beliefs and Practice
The purpose of this study was to examine the influence a yearlong inquiry professional development program had on chemistry teachers’ beliefs and use of inquiry-based teaching practices. The participants in this study were seven high school chemistry teachers who took part in a professional development program for science teachers. In conclusion, this PD program succeeded to change the ways teachers perceived their role in the classroom by the positive experiences in learning through an inquiry approach which engaged teachers to reconstruct their own chemistry content knowledge.
Updated: Jan. 03, 2012
The Influence of Repeated Teaching and Reflection on Preservice Teachers’ Views of Inquiry and Nature of Science
This study describes the influence of a secondary science methods program on secondary science preservice teachers’ views and enactment of nature of science and inquiry-based instructional practices. The program included three cycles of practice teaching and reflection in which the preservice teachers focused on key pedagogical ideas in classroom settings with middle and high school students. Nine secondary preservice teachers participated in the study.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2010
The article describes a case study designed to explore the use of student teachers as agents for both preservice teachers and inservice teachers' professional development associated with educational technology. The study examined to what extent preservice teachers can implement a technology-rich curriculum, and to what extend they can facilitate their mentors' acquisition of those skills. Results indicate preservice teachers can stimulate the integration of technology-rich innovations in their mentor teachers.
Updated: Feb. 26, 2008