IOE EPrints

An Inquiry into a Teacher Education Programme that Supports Student Engagement in Science

Davies, Paul and Simon, Shirley (2014) An Inquiry into a Teacher Education Programme that Supports Student Engagement in Science. In: NARST Annual International Conference 2014 Proceedings. NARST, US.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Increased student engagement in science has positive effects on perceptions of science, academic achievement and the continuation of studying science after compulsory school. A key feature of promoting engagement is the role that the teacher plays in motivating students by designing and creative learning experiences that are relevant to the learner. In this study, we critically examine a range of initiatives that we have developed on our initial teacher education program to support pre-service teacher’s acquisition of the skills and approaches which promote the designing of these types of experience for high school students. Our inquiry reveals the importance of theoretical considerations in education design and its potential impact on teachers.

Item Type: Book Section
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2014 09:15
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 09:55
View Item View Item