Elementary Science Teacher Education: International by Ken Appleton

By Ken Appleton

Reflecting fresh coverage and criteria projects, rising learn agendas, and key options, this quantity offers a latest review of significant advancements and concerns that experience that experience lately formed simple technology schooling pre-service classes improvement, and practices which are shaping destiny instructions within the box. members from a number of nations who're actively engaged in study and layout in simple technology schooling deal with: *Conceptual concerns which impinge on modern technological know-how instructor schooling; *Intersections of content material, pedagogy, and perform; and *Professional improvement as a contextualized perform. uncomplicated technology instructor schooling: overseas views on modern concerns and perform bargains a transparent photo of the present kingdom of the sector and instructions for the future--to the good thing about hassle-free technological know-how instructor educators, aspiring instructor educators, institution coverage makers, different pros fascinated with technology schooling and, finally, the hundreds of thousands of easy college youngsters who will achieve from superior perform.

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What is appropriate science content for the elementary grades? What are appropriate cognitive skills to develop in elementary students that support learning in science? What kinds of and how much science should elementary teachers understand? What are appropriate relations between science and the rest of the comprehensive elementary curricula? What are appropriate assessments of child knowledge of and about science? Elementary science teacher educators work with educational psychologists, scholars in the sciences and mathematics, colleagues in curriculum and instruction, master teachers, school districts, and state departments of instruction.

The aforementioned recommendation is appropriate but it is impractical for elementary science educators to know all fields of science taught through high school at this level. However, elementary science educators need to have sufficient knowledge in one science discipline that makes them able to discuss issues of school science content with teachers through the high school level. The professional knowledge standards suggested by AETS (1997) devote the most verbiage to this issue. In terms of science content, the basic principle is that science educators should have more science knowledge than "mentioned in the reform documents and required for teacher licensure in a particular state .

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