ASTE Series in Science Education

Enhancing Professional Knowledge of Pre-Service Science Teacher Education by Self-Study Research

Turning a Critical Eye on Our Practice

Editors: Buck, Gayle A., Akerson, Valarie L. (Eds.)

  • Compiles self-studies in science teacher education highlighting methods, content, and doctoral level courses to foster discussion on complexities of science teacher education
  • Analyses the current and potential impact that self-study research makes and can make on the field of science teacher education
  • Shares implications for future research in science teacher education using self study
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Self-study research is making an impact on the field of science education. University researchers employ these methods to improve their instruction, develop as instructors, and ultimately, impact their students’ learning. This volume provides an introduction to self-study research in science education, followed by manuscripts of self-studies undertaken by university faculty and those becoming university faculty members in science teacher education. Chapter authors range from those new to the field to established researchers, highlighting the value of self-study research in science teacher education for every career rank. The fifteen self-studies provided in this book support and extend this contemporary work in science teacher education. They, and the subsequent reflections on professional knowledge, are organized into four sections: content courses for preservice teachers, elementary methods courses, secondary methods courses, and preparation of future teacher educators. Respondents from various locations around the globe share their reflections on these sections. A culminating reflection of the findings of these studies is provided at the end of the book that provides an overview of what we have learned from these chapters, as well as a reflection on the role of self-study research in the future of science teacher education. 

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Garnering the Experiences and Understandings Emerging from Self-Studies in Science Teacher Education

    Buck, Gayle A. (et al.)

    Pages 3-22

  • Self-Study in Pre-service Science Teacher Education

    Feldman, Allan

    Pages 23-39

  • Promoting Student Agency in Science Inquiry: A Self-Study of Relational Pedagogical Practices in Science Teacher Education

    Trauth-Nare, Amy (et al.)

    Pages 43-67

  • Using Self-Study to Learn to Teach Genetics to Pre-service Teachers for Understanding and for Teaching

    Nyamupangedengu, Eunice

    Pages 69-93

  • Using Self-Study to Evaluate a Pedagogical Approach for Navigating Conflict in a Science Content Course for Preservice Teachers

    Fuentes, Sarah Quebec (et al.)

    Pages 95-120

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-32447-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-32445-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Enhancing Professional Knowledge of Pre-Service Science Teacher Education by Self-Study Research
Book Subtitle
Turning a Critical Eye on Our Practice
Editors
  • Gayle A. Buck
  • Valarie L. Akerson
Series Title
ASTE Series in Science Education
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32447-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32447-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32445-6
Series ISSN
2214-5435
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 467
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations
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