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Encouraging Uncertainty in the "Scientific Method": Promoting Understanding in the Processes of Science with Preservice Teachers
Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Vol. 12, No. 2 (2012) pp. 214–228
Teachers' feelings of uncertainty are an overlooked, though crucial, condition necessary for the promotion of educational change. This article investigates the feelings of uncertainty that preservice teachers have toward the conduct of science as...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 16, No. 6 (December 2007) pp. 463–472
In this article, we consider the complex and dynamic inter-relationships between individual science teachers, the social space of their work and their dispositions towards teacher leadership. Research into the representation of school science...
The Departmental Script as an Ongoing Conversation into the Phronesis of Teaching Science as Inquiry
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 21, No. 6 (December 2012) pp. 835–850
This article investigates the extent to which a science department script supports the teaching and learning of science as inquiry and how this script is translated into individual teachers' classrooms. This study was completed at one school in...
Wayne Melville; Molly Weinburgh; Anthony Bartley; Doug Jones; Andrea Lampo; Jane Lower; Nick Sacevich
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 57, No. 1 (July 2016) pp. 109–117
This article investigates the importance of the leadership virtues of the hope, trust, piety and civility in the work of two chairs undertaking reforms in their departments within the same school. Using a narrative case study methodology, the...