Teachers’ Experiences from In-service Education about Inquiry Based Science Education

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Publication Conference Paper, other
Title Teachers’ Experiences from In-service Education about Inquiry Based Science Education
Author(s) Lundström, Mats ; Jönsson, Anders ; Nilsson, Karin
Date 2014
English abstract
Abstract Science teachers have often regarded in-service education as an ineffective way to improve their professional competence. At the same time a lot of resources are spent on in-service education, for instance in different project financed by the EU. This paper reports from a project with the aim to develop science teachers’ skills in inquiry based science education (“IBSE”) and assessment. In-service teacher education is provided by a series of workshops (24 hours in total). In order to investigate how the teachers perceived their development as professionals during the workshops, the teachers answered a questionnaire individually in the end of each series of workshops. The majority of teachers reported that they consider themselves as more experienced in teaching IBSE after the workshops; something they state will make them use IBSE and assessment more in the future. The results also indicate that teachers’ expectations of in-service education have been met by the workshops.
Link http://www.helsinki.fi/luma/nfsun2014/sessions-all-with-abstracts-by-session.pdf (external link to publication)
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Inquiry based science education
assessment
in-service education
professional competence
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Note Nordic Research Symposium on Science Education (NFSUN) 2014: Inquiry-Based Science Education in Technology-Rich Environments, Helsinki, Finland, 4th-6th June 2014
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/18314 (link to this page)
Link http://www.helsinki.fi/luma/nfsun2014/ (external link to related web page)

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