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Although science educators have advocated that elementary teaching majors learn science concepts using inquiry-based methods, many college professors believe that these courses are merely "watered down" versions of traditional lecture-based courses. This study compared the chemistry content knowledge of elementary teaching majors enrolled in an inquiry-based course and science majors enrolled in traditional lecture-based courses. It also compared the elementary teaching majors' views of how science is taught and learned to the views of secondary science teaching majors. The elementary teaching majors developed chemistry content knowledge comparable to the students enrolled in the traditional lecture-based course, but they developed views regarding how science is taught and learned that were more in line with the constructivist ideals than the secondary science teaching majors. The elementary teaching majors also improved their interest and confidence in teaching science in the elementary school setting. These results suggest that both sets of teaching majors would benefit more from inquiry-based science courses than lecture-based courses.
Physics Education Research Conference 2006
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Syracuse, New York: July 26-27, 2006
Volume 883, Pages 7-10
Subjects ADS Supplements Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
= Inquiry Learning
- Teacher Preparation
= Curricula
= Research
Education - Basic Research
- Sample Population
= Instructor: Pre-service
- Teacher Characteristics
= Affect
= Content Knowledge
Other Sciences
- Chemistry
- Reference Material
= Research study
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© 2006 American Institute of Physics
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10.1063/1.2508677
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Keywords:
PERC 2006, chemistry, elementary education, teaching methods
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M. Sanger, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York, 2006, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5238&DocID=3503).
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M. Sanger, Is Inquiry-Based Instruction Good for Elementary Teaching Majors? The Effects on Chemistry Content Knowledge and Views About Teaching and Learning Science, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York, 2006, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5238&DocID=3503>.
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Sanger, M. (2006, July 26-27). Is Inquiry-Based Instruction Good for Elementary Teaching Majors? The Effects on Chemistry Content Knowledge and Views About Teaching and Learning Science. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York. Retrieved October 23, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5238&DocID=3503
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Sanger, Michael. "Is Inquiry-Based Instruction Good for Elementary Teaching Majors? The Effects on Chemistry Content Knowledge and Views About Teaching and Learning Science." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York, July 26-27, 2006. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5238&DocID=3503 (accessed 23 October 2014).
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Sanger, Michael. "Is Inquiry-Based Instruction Good for Elementary Teaching Majors? The Effects on Chemistry Content Knowledge and Views About Teaching and Learning Science." Physics Education Research Conference 2006. Syracuse, New York: 2006. 7-10 Vol. 883 of PER Conference Invited Paper. 23 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5238&DocID=3503>.
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