Self-Study of Teaching and Teacher Education Practices

Self-Studies of Science Teacher Education Practices

Editors: Bullock, Shawn M., Russell, Tom (Eds.)

  • Demonstrates the use of self-study methodology in the context of science education
  • Focuses on the professional learning of science teacher educators
  • Presents international perspectives with authors from five countries
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Part of a vital Springer series on self-study practices in teaching and teacher education, this collection offers a range of contributions to the topic that embody the reflections of science teacher educators who have applied self-study methodology to their own professional development. The material recognizes the paradox that lies between classroom science and the education of science teachers: the disciplines of science are often perceived as a quest for right answers, an unintentional by-product of the classroom focus on right answers in student assessment in science. In contrast, the profession of teaching has few right answers and frequently involves the management of conflicting tensions. A dilemma thus arises in science teacher education of how to shift perspectives among student teachers from reductionist to more inclusive attitudes that are open to the mercurial realities of teaching. 

The self-studies presented here are unique, fresh and stimulating. They include the input of a beginning science teacher as well as science teacher educators from a range of backgrounds and varying levels of experience. In addition, the volume presents a truly international perspective on the issues, with authors hailing from five countries. Providing analysis at the leading edge of education theory, this collection will make fascinating reading for those teaching science—as well as those teaching science teachers.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Exploring the Intersections of Self-Study, Science Teaching, and Science Teacher Education

    Bullock, Shawn Michael

    Pages 1-8

  • A Collaborative Self-Study of a Physics Teacher’s First Two Years of Teaching

    Brown, C. Liam (et al.)

    Pages 9-29

  • The Transformation from Expert Science Teacher to Science Teacher Educator

    Garbett, Dawn

    Pages 31-44

  • Bridging the Gap Between a Science Laboratory Past and a Science Teacher Educator Present: Rethinking the Doctoral Program in Science Education

    Santau, Alexandra O.

    Pages 45-64

  • Articulating Our Values to Develop Our Pedagogy of Science Teacher Education

    Keast, Stephen (et al.)

    Pages 65-83

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3904-8
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3903-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8160-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Self-Studies of Science Teacher Education Practices
Editors
  • Shawn M. Bullock
  • Tom Russell
Series Title
Self-Study of Teaching and Teacher Education Practices
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-3904-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-3904-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-3903-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8160-2
Series ISSN
1875-3620
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 206
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