Elementary Science Teacher Education

Elementary Science Teacher Education

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Co-Published with the Association For Science Teacher Education. Reflecting recent policy and standards initiatives, emerging research agendas, and key innovations, this volume provides a contemporary overview of important developments and issues that have that have in recent years shaped elementary science education pre-service courses and professional development, and practices that are shaping future directions in the field. Contributors from several countries who are actively engaged in research and design in elementary science education address: *Conceptual issues which impinge on contemporary science teacher education; *Intersections of content, pedagogy, and practice; and *Professional development as a contextualized practice. Elementary Science Teacher Education: International Perspectives on Contemporary Issues and Practice offers a clear picture of the current state of the field and directions for the future--to the benefit of elementary science teacher educators, aspiring teacher educators, school policy makers, other professionals involved in science education and, ultimately, the millions of elementary school children who will gain from improved practice.Diane decides to risk integrating these pieces together into a multi-day lesson she calls a€œWhata#39;s hiding around us?a€ After outlining ... The idea is to teach my first graders about diversitya€”of soil particles, of soil kinds, of objects in different soils, of trees and forests. Wow! I am so ... Diane puts her plan into action. With sparklesanbsp;...

Title:Elementary Science Teacher Education
Author:Ken Appleton
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-12-16


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