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Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research
written by Michael E. Loverude, Barbara L. Gonzalez, and Roger Nanes
We describe an inquiry-based course in physics and chemistry for preservice K-8 teachers developed at California State University Fullerton. The course is one of three developed primarily to enhance the science content understanding of prospective teachers. The course incorporates a number of innovative instructional strategies and is somewhat unusual for its interdisciplinary focus. We describe the course structure in detail, providing examples of course materials and assessment strategies. Finally, we provide research data illustrating both the need for the course and the effectiveness of the course in developing student understanding of selected topics. Student responses to various questions reflect a lack of understanding of many relatively simple physical science concepts, and a level of performance that is usually lower than that in comparable courses serving a general education audience. Additional data suggest that course activities improve student understanding of selected topics, often dramatically.
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Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
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- Curriculum Development
= Course
- Pedagogy
= Multidisciplinary
- Teacher Preparation
= Curricula
= Research
Education - Basic Research
- Sample Population
= Instructor: Pre-service
- Teacher Characteristics
= Content Knowledge
- Reference Material
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= Research study
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DOI:
10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.7.010106
PACS:
01.40.J-
Keywords:
Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Course Development, Preservice Teachers
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M. Loverude, B. Gonzalez, and R. Nanes, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 7 (1), 010106 (2011), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11955&DocID=2758).
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M. Loverude, B. Gonzalez, and R. Nanes, Inquiry-based course in physics and chemistry for preservice K-8 teachers Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 7 (1), 010106 (2011), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11955&DocID=2758>.
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Loverude, M., Gonzalez, B., & Nanes, R. (2011, May 2). Inquiry-based course in physics and chemistry for preservice K-8 teachers. Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 7(1), 010106. Retrieved August 31, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11955&DocID=2758
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Loverude, M, B. Gonzalez, and R. Nanes. "Inquiry-based course in physics and chemistry for preservice K-8 teachers." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 7, no. 1, (May 2, 2011): 010106, http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11955&DocID=2758 (accessed 31 August 2014).
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Loverude, Michael, Barbara L. Gonzalez, and Roger Nanes. "Inquiry-based course in physics and chemistry for preservice K-8 teachers." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 7.1 (2011): 010106. 31 Aug. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11955&DocID=2758>.
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