Teaching primary teacher education students how to teach science.

David McKinnon, Lena Danaia, Vicki Parkes

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: This paper describes a problem-based pedagogical approach adopted in a compulsory science and technology curriculum subject within a Bachelor Education (Primary) degree. Students demonstrate their content knowledge, collaborative skills and pedagogical content knowledge within a criterion referenced assessment framework. A quasi-experimental pre/post-test design is used to assess students' developing content knowledge, scientific conceptions and complexity of their reasoning. In addition, ongoing feedback and evaluation procedures are built into the subject, which has allowed tutors to make continual improvements to the subject.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Responsible Global
EditorsV. Dawson
Place of PublicationPerth, Australia
PublisherScience Teachers' Association of Western Australia
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780980370300
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventWorld Conference on Science and Technology Education - Perth, Australia, Australia
Duration: 08 Jul 200712 Jul 2007


ConferenceWorld Conference on Science and Technology Education


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