Journal of Science Teacher Education

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 27–29 | Cite as

Using interviewing as a teacher education technique

  • Christine Kuehn Ebert
  • Danny L. McKenzie


The interviewing process provides a unique method for determining what children know, and it is an innovative addition to a science methods course. Evidence for the effectiveness of the model is found in the comments of teachers. Their comments indicate that through the experience they have learned to value the process and recognize the importance of many of the topics included in the science methods course. Finally, most of the teachers reported their intentions to use the interviewing process in their classrooms. It appears,therefore, that interviewing can be a valuable part of a science methods course. It is likely that the interviewing process would also be useful if incorporated into other professional growth opportunities such as inservice programs and professional conferences.


Preservice Teacher Science Teacher Science Method Conceptual Change Science Classroom 


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© The Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (AETS) 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christine Kuehn Ebert
    • 1
  • Danny L. McKenzie
    • 1
  1. 1.College of EducationUniversity of South CarolinaColumbia

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