Search results for: Science inquiry
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The Art and Science of Educational Inquiry: Analysis of Performance-Based Focus Groups with Novice Bilingual Teachers
For over two decades, the boundaries between the social sciences and the humanities have become blurred. This paper focuses on explicit arts-based approaches that the authors employed in a 3-year teacher education study of professional conflicts experienced by novice bilingual teachers. Authors describe how they used the arts and to what end, addressing questions of artistic processes, expertise, and research validity.This study illuminated the range of experiences and emotions involved in novice bilingual teachers’ professional lives, signaling the value and validity of research that is both artistic and scientific.
Updated: Mar. 18, 2009
In this paper, the authors explore the relationship between preservice teachers’ inquiry experience and their capacity to reflect on the challenges involved in implementing inquiry into classrooms. The authors draw on the personal narratives of preservice science teachers enrolled in science instruction courses.
Updated: Feb. 04, 2009
Existing research suggests that one of the challenges for teachers in persisting with innovative inquiry curricula is their difficulty scaffolding students’ transitions into technology-supported and open-ended activities.This article addresses the nature and role of students’ collaborations in learning through design, a technology-rich science inquiry curriculum. The authors paid particular attention to how students with varying degrees of previous experience in this curricular approach collaborated with one another. The authors found that experienced fifth graders took on many socializing functions, effectively apprenticing younger students into the practices of learning through design.
Updated: Dec. 23, 2008
This paper re-engages the paradigm wars of the 1980s, discussing their relevance in the current historical moment. It extends Egon Guba's call for dialogue across paradigm communities. Ten theses and three agenda items are advanced.
Updated: Oct. 23, 2008
This article examined how prescience teachers grew in their understanding of science methods and inquiry. Elementary science teachers were studied the written reflections, notebooks writing, and research field notes. Strengths and weaknesses were studied.
Updated: Oct. 23, 2008
This article introduces an online jigsaw model for preservice teachers’ science content learning. Following a description of the model and its developmental genesis, analysis of an external proficiency measure serves to evaluate the model’s validity. Data stem from a sample of 333 students who completed physical science courses in either a face-to-face or online setting, and who participated in a state-mandated certification exam.
Updated: Jul. 10, 2008