Preservice teachers’ reflections on their growth in an inquiry-oriented science pedagogy course

  • Shari L. Britner
  • Kevin D. Finson


This study reports on student experiences in an inquiry-oriented elementary science. methods course. Students in this course designed and conducted an independent investigation, and then adapted that investigation to develop an inquiry-oriented lesson and a corresponding performance assessment. Students’ written reflections expressed increased understanding of inquiry-oriented science and stronger confidence in their ability to use these methods in their future classrooms.


Lesson Plan Elementary Teacher Elementary Science Method Future Classroom 3CIENCE 4EACHING 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shari L. Britner
    • 1
  • Kevin D. Finson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Teacher EducationBradley UniversityPeoria

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