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An Adapted Journal Club Approach

Students must be able to evaluate primary literature, yet few options exist within the undergraduate curriculum to develop the necessary skills. In th...

By Melissa Eslinger, Sydney Alekseyev, and Helen Schroeder

Pre-service Teachers Interdisciplinary Literacy Pedagogy Preservice Science Education

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Investigating Elementary Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs About Teaching and Learning Science

To inform teacher education programs, it is imperative to uncover preservice teachers’ (PSTs) implicit and tacit beliefs about teaching and learning...

By Ezgi Yesilyurt

Postsecondary Pre-service Teachers Preservice Science Education Teacher Preparation Teaching Strategies

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Innovations in Undergraduate Teaching and Learning of Earth and Environmental Science, with a Focus on Climate Change

In this study, we analyzed the literature on teaching or learning on a topic in Earth science, environmental science, or climate change between 1995 a...

By Gillian M. Puttick, Brian Drayton, and Christina Silva

Postsecondary Climate Change Environmental Science Preservice Science Education Professional Learning Teaching Strategies

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The Stable and Persistent Alternative Conceptions Present in Prospective Elementary Teachers’ Understanding of Average Speed

This study investigated the stability and persistence of prospective elementary teachers’ conceptual understanding of average speed. A questionnaire...

By Karthigeyan Subramaniam, Christopher S. Long, Pamela Esprivalo Harrell, and Nazia Khan

Elementary New Science Teachers Pedagogy Physical Science Physics Preservice Science Education Teacher Preparation Teaching Strategies

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Fostering Reflective Teaching

The Student Participation Observation Tool (SPOT) is a web-based classroom observation protocol developed for higher education STEM courses and based ...

By Cara H. Theisen, Cassandra A. Paul, and Katrina Roseler

Postsecondary Leadership Preservice Science Education Professional Learning Teacher Preparation Teaching Strategies

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An Examination of Constructivism, Active Learning, and Reflexive Journaling and Their Independent and Combined Effects on Student Acceptance of Biological Evolution

Instruction that increases acceptance of evolution is essential to effective biology instruction, but instruction about evolution is not consistently ...

By Clinton Thomas Laidlaw, Seth M. Bybee, Steven Shumway, Thomas Heath Ogden, Steven Peck, and Jamie L. Jensen

Preservice Science Education Teacher Preparation Teaching Strategies

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STEM Faculty Institute

As change agents at our university, we sought to facilitate a transition within our STEM college toward more extensive use of evidence-based instructi...

By Richard E. West, Jamie L. Jensen, Michael Johnson, Jennifer Nielson, Rebecca Sansom, and Geoffrey Wright

Curriculum Preservice Science Education STEM Teacher Preparation

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Examining Perspectives of Teaching Among Biology Teaching Assistants

Recent reform efforts in postsecondary science teaching have called for shifts in instructional methods to include more evidence-based instructional p...

By Joshua W. Reid and Emily G. Weigel

Biology New Science Teachers Preservice Science Education Teaching Strategies

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Integrated Concentration in Science

The Integrated Concentration in Science (iCons) 4-year program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst was designed to promote interdisciplinary ST...

By Stephanie Purington and Martina Nieswandt

College Curriculum New Science Teachers Preservice Science Education Teacher Preparation

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E–6 Preservice Teachers and Elementary Science Teaching

The study assessed the science teaching confidence of preservice teachers in teaching elementary science by addressing two research questions: (1) Did...

By Mamta Singh

College Pre-service Teachers Preservice Science Education Teacher Preparation Teaching Strategies

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Comparing Student Performance and Satisfaction Between Face-to-Face and Online Education of a Science Course in a Liberal Arts University

This study presents a quasi-experiment to assess differences in student performance and satisfaction between two different delivery modes—online and...

By Hongyan Geng and Mark McGinley

Postsecondary Preservice Science Education Teacher Preparation Teaching Strategies

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STEM Teaching Reform: Incremental Pathways

For almost 1,000 years, lecture has been the predominant form of teaching. There has been increasing pressure to abandon lecturing and instead use mor...

By Yunteng He

Pedagogy Preservice Science Education Research Teacher Preparation Teaching Strategies

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