The Transformation from Expert Science Teacher to Science Teacher Educator

Part of the Self-Study of Teaching and Teacher Education Practices book series (STEP, volume 12)


As an experienced science teacher, my transformation into a science teacher educator was hindered by the relative ease with which I could make learning about science engaging and fun for my student teachers. The science experiences I shared were rich and varied and the teaching uncomplicated. However, as many other teacher educators have realized, teaching about teaching is more complex than teaching a subject, such as science, itself. Science education is the vehicle through which I engage my students in learning about teaching. As this self-study illustrates, developing expertise in teacher education comes from understanding the complexities of teaching about teaching and in being able to articulate and demonstrate those complexities in meaningful ways.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of EducationUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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