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The article examine what teachers know and do regarding higher order thinking skills in teaching science. Semi structured interviews were collected with 11 experienced physics science teachers. The findings highlighted a diversity among the teachers in four areas: meta-strategic knowledge of the concept of higher-order thinking; practical utilization of instructional strategies related to fostering higher-order thinking in the classroom; beliefs about students' abilities to acquire higher-order thinking skills; and self-perception regarding teaching towards higher-order thinking.
Updated: Nov. 23, 2008
This paper presents a mixed methods study exploring the impact of a summer robotics camp on middle school students’ physics content knowledge and scientific inquiry skills. It was found that the camp enhanced students’ physics content knowledge but failed to improve their skills in conducting cientific inquiry. Qualitative data provided an explanation of the findings.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2008
Innovative Training of In-service Teachers for Active Learning: A Short Teacher Development Course Based on Physics Education Research
The article discusses a short development course for physics teachers, providing them with a tutorial as an active learning strategy. The course was designed as an active learning environment and enabled teachers to experience the entire tutorial sequence of activities. Following the tutorial, teachers reflected on difficulties and experiences, discussing their teaching experiences with their colleagues in small collaborative groups first and the whole class later.
Updated: Feb. 19, 2008