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The purpose of this study was to investigate different aspects of teacher beliefs in Turkey in the case of chemistry education, including any differences existing between in-service and pre-service teachers. The results showed that both pre-service and in-service teachers in Turkey hold very traditional views when it comes to the teaching and learning of chemistry. These beliefs are characterised by high levels of teacher-centredness, a transmissionoriented understanding of learning, and a strong focus on pure subject-matter learning. On the other hand, the part of the study examining the nature of good education showed that both groups of teachers value more modern ideas when it comes to teaching and learning in general.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2016
This study had two objectives: (1) to analyse the relationship between prospective primary teachers’ recall of emotions in school science classes as pupils themselves and their expectations of emotion as future teachers and (2) to analyse the relationship between their self-efficacy and the emotions that they expect to experience as future science teachers, differentiating between the content of the ‘nature sciences’ and that of the ‘hard sciences’. The results show that prospective primary teachers have completely different emotions about their future teaching according to whether the content is related to the nature sciences or the hard sciences. Positive emotions predominate for the nature sciences, while for the hard sciences the predominant emotions are all negative.
Updated: Mar. 01, 2016
Learning How to Teach Chemistry with Technology: Pre-Service Teachers’ Experiences with Integrating Technology into Their Learning and Teaching
This article reports on Teaching Teachers for the Future (TTF) research, The Australian Government initiative. The research involve 28 preservice teachers undertaking a chemistry curriculum studies unit that adopted a technological focus. For chemistry teaching the results showed that technological knowledge augmented the fundamental pedagogical knowledge necessary for teaching chemistry content. All the pre-service teachers demonstrated an understanding of the role of technology in teaching and learning and reported an increased skill level in a variety of technologies, many they had not used previously.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2015
The goal of this article is to report on the challenges the authors faced in designing an instrument aimed at measuring pre-service science teachers’ topic-specific pedagogical content knowledge (PCK(. The discussion focuses on the implications of the aforementioned PCK assessment tool for enhancing pre-service science teachers’ topic-specific PCK and the challenges associated with measuring and enhancing pre-service science teachers’ PCK. Furthermore, the discussion focuses on the ways in which science-teacher educators can engage in transforming the concept of PCK and its use for research and professional development.
Updated: Dec. 23, 2014
This article presents a study, which examined the effectiveness of a specially designed intervention on chemical changes. The participants were one hundred and thirty Greek primary school teachers. The results show that pre-intervention, teachers were found to have a relatively limited ability in explaining chemical changes. The teachers also held a number of misconceptions similar to those of pupils. Post-intervention, teachers’ descriptions and explanations were found to be significantly improved. However, post-intervention, teachers seemed better able to manage the combustion of hydrogen and the heating of sugar, than the burning candle which had been studied in the course.
Updated: Aug. 17, 2014
Fostering Pre-service Teachers’ Self-Determined Environmental Motivation Through Green Chemistry Experiments
This study was designed to test the hypothesis that a green chemistry curriculum changes Malaysian pre-service teachers’ environmental motivation. Two comparable groups of pre-service teachers participated in this study. Posttest results indicate that there is significant difference between both the groups for intrinsic motivation, integration, identification, and introjections scales and no differences for external regulation and amotivation scales.
Updated: Feb. 27, 2013
Evidence that Teacher Interactions with Pedagogical Contexts Facilitate Chemistry-Content Learning in K-8 Professional Development
This qualitative case study examined K-8 in-service teachers’ interactions with pedagogical contexts in a chemistry professional development course.
Updated: Feb. 27, 2013
A Case Study of Beginning Science Teachers’ Subject Matter (SMK) and Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) of Teaching Chemical Reaction in Turkey
This study aimed to evaluate subject matter knowledge (SMK), pedagogical content knowledge (PCK), concerning chemical reactions for science teaching of beginning student teachers in Turkey. The results revealed that a high proportion of the student teachers were able to correctly apply the very basic concepts of Conservation of Mass and Conservation of Atoms. However, only one quarter of the students brought a sufficient understanding with them from secondary school to correctly answer the more difficult problems.
Updated: Nov. 28, 2012
The Effects of the Design and Development of a Chemistry Curriculum Reform on Teachers’ Professional Growth: A Case Study
In this article, the authors describe professional growth of three Dutch teachers during the development and subsequent class enactment of student learning material for a context-based chemistry curriculum. This network consisted of three experienced chemistry teachers and A male coach employed by the teacher training department from a university was chair of the network. The results show that the development of learning material can be seen as a training program to prepare teachers for an innovation. Furthermore, teachers’ knowledge increased in all five pedagogical content knowledge domains during the development and class enactment phases.
Updated: Dec. 21, 2010
Pre-Service Science Teachers' Perceptions of Written Lesson Appraisals: The Impact of Styles of Mentoring
The article describes a study conducted with biology and chemistry student teachers regarding their perceptions of written appraisals by mentors observing their teaching. The data collected used the same open questions at three points in the course, and compared mentors appraisals from mentors who received only general training and those written by mentors trained in topic-specific pedagogy.
Updated: Jan. 16, 2008