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Songs of Innocence and of Experience: Impressionist Tales and Secret Stories of Life in Classrooms

  • David Geelan
Part of the Science & Technology Education Library book series (CTISE, volume 33)

Abstract

During 1996, in my role as a science teacher and researcher, I conducted an intensive participant observational study in an innovative Australian middle school. The activity involved team teaching with a group of five teachers attempting to implement curricular innovations such as portfolio assessment, integrated curriculum, and teacher collaborative planning. I chose a narrative methodology, including ‘impressionist tales of the field’ (Van Maanen, 1988), to both conduct and represent this research into my own and others’ teaching practices and values. A ‘novel’ woven from those narratives, entitled ‘School Stories’, formed a significant proportion of the research report.

Keywords

Science Teacher Empirical Material Constructivist Learn Environment Survey Portfolio Assessment Curriculum Planner 
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Copyright information

© Springer 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Geelan
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  1. 1.University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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