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Journal of Science Teacher Education

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 525–541 | Cite as

Pre-service Teachers’ Experiences with a Science Education Module

  • Ann Sherman
  • Leo MacDonald
Original Paper

This paper describes a module provided to first year elementary participants in a two-year after-degree Bachelor of Education program. The module was specifically designed to address the fact that pre-service teachers can enter the B.Ed. degree with little or no science knowledge. Science experiences were explicitly incorporated into the B.Ed. module described here linking science content knowledge to specific science pedagogic content knowledge. The pre-service teachers were surveyed and interviewed during and after completion of the module. It was found that the inquiry based approach increased the pre-service teachers' level of science knowledge, their confidence with regard to teaching elementary science, and improved their attitude toward science teaching and learning.

Keywords

Science Teaching Content Knowledge Prospective Teacher Science Content Teacher Education Program 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  2. 2.St. Francis Xavier UniversityAntigonishCanada

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