Understanding pre-service teacher conceptual change through slowmation animation

Kidman, Gillian, Keast, Stephen, & Cooper, Rebecca (2012) Understanding pre-service teacher conceptual change through slowmation animation. In (Ed.) Proceedings of 2nd International STEM in Education Conference, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.

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Abstract

This paper is an exploration of conceptual change. It reports on a study which utilised Hewson and Lemberger’s (2000) Conceptual Status Elements, and explores the unique contribution of Slowmation Animation in the conceptual learning of pre-service science teachers. 15 short animations were created by 55 participants in a single two hour tutorial class as a part of their methods training. Conceptual change was found to occur when their animation topic challenged their understandings of the processes within the scientific concept. The pre-service science teachers reported an enthusiasm for Slowmation Animation as a method for learning how to learn, as well as for highlighting what they thought they knew, but didn’t really know.

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ID Code: 56069
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: conceptual change, ICT, slowmation animation, secondary science, pre-service teacher education, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 please consult the authors
Deposited On: 03 Jan 2013 05:15
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2014 16:02

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