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Expert science teacher's notion of scientific literacy

Corrigan, Deborah, Cooper, Rebecca, Keast, Stephen, & King, Donna T. (2010) Expert science teacher's notion of scientific literacy. In First International Conference of STEM in Education, 26-27 November 2010, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD.

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Abstract

This paper will report on the way expert science teachers’ conceive of scientific literacy in their classrooms, the values related to scientific literacy they hold and how this conception and the underpinning values affect their teaching practice. Three perceived expert science teachers who teach both at senior and middle school levels and across the range of sub-disciplines (one senior biology, one senior chemistry and one senior physics) were interviewed about their understanding of scientific literacy and how this influenced their teaching practice. The three teachers were video recorded teaching a junior science class and a senior science class. The data were analysed to identify values that underpin their conceptions of science and science education. The analysis focussed on the matching of the verbalised conceptions and values with their practice of teaching science. This paper will report on these data.

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ID Code: 46289
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: values, scientific literacy, teaching practice
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 The Authors
Deposited On: 04 Oct 2011 08:44
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2013 19:02

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