A teacher`s attempts at change in a science classroom

Campbell, Coral 2006, A teacher`s attempts at change in a science classroom, Teaching science, vol. 52, no. 3, Spring, pp. 18-25.

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Title A teacher`s attempts at change in a science classroom
Author(s) Campbell, Coral
Journal name Teaching science
Volume number 52
Issue number 3
Season Spring
Start page 18
End page 25
Publisher Australian Science Teachers Association
Place of publication Deakin, A.C.T.
Publication date 2006
ISSN 1449-6313
1839-2946
Keyword(s) case studies
interviews
research reports
secondary education
surveys
Summary This paper reports on a range of issues that arose when one teacher attempted to introduce change in a science classroom. A case study approach was used to identify and investigate the effects of change on student attitudes and responsiveness to science through the change process. Using strategies informed by a Victorian Government initiative, the Science in Schools Project (SIS), the teacher implemented a range of teaching ideas. Students' and the teacher's responses were tracked and highlighted some of the issues for a practising teacher. Data were gathered from surveys, interviews and observation of, and participation in, classroom sessions. Despite intense effort, student attitudes to science remained essentially unchanged. However, one of the most revealing aspects of the research was the isolation felt by the teacher in attempting to implement change
Language eng
Field of Research 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003531

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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