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The activation of epistemological resources in epistemic communities: District educators’ professional learning as policy enactment
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 71, No. 1 (April 2018) pp. 159–167
This article argues that professional learning can be understood as a form of policy enactment, characterized by the activation of particular ‘epistemological’ resources within specific communities of shared understanding (‘epistemic communities’)....
Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Vol. 18, No. 2 (2018) pp. 87–97
In this article, we examine how the concept of autonomy may be construed as a foundational value which underpins students' coherent sensemaking of how the physical world operates. Autonomy and science both require students to comprehend and assess...
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...
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...
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...
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology Vol. 9, No. 2 (2011) pp. 799–822
Introduction: The development of video-conference and WebCT technology offers new possibilities for the education of pre-service teachers; opportunities that are only just beginning to be touched on. In this exploratory article, we investigate the...
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 24, No. 5 (July 2008) pp. 1185–1199
This article investigates the introduction of a systemic curriculum change, the Essential Learnings curriculum framework, in the Australian state of Tasmania. Using Gee's [(2003). Language in the science classroom: Academic social languages as the...
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...
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 23, No. 7 (October 2007) pp. 1193–1205
This article investigates the metaphorical duality that exists when school subject departments are concurrently conceptualized as both communities and organizations. Employing a narrative methodology, we use the metaphorical duality to examine the...