A case for examining pre-service teacher preparation for inquiry teaching science with technology

  • Chris T. Shively Department of Elementary Education and Reading, The State University of New York, New York, USA
  • Randy Yerrick Department of Learning and Instruction, The State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, USA
Keywords: teacher reflection, science education, technology

Abstract

Inquiry has been the framework for guiding reform-based science instruction. All too often, the role of technology is treated tacitly without contributions to this framework. This case study examines a collection of pre-service teachers enrolling in two educational technology courses and the role these experiences play in promoting inquiry teaching. Interviews, field notes, surveys, reflective digital narratives and student-generated exhibits served as the data informing the analysis of inquiry experiences which shaped the enacted lessons of science teachers. Implications for research and practices are discussed.

Keywords: teacher reflection; science education; technology

Citation: Research in Learning Technology 2014, 22: 21691 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/rlt.v22.21691

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Published
2014-10-29
How to Cite
Shively, C. T., & Yerrick, R. (2014). A case for examining pre-service teacher preparation for inquiry teaching science with technology. Research in Learning Technology, 22. https://doi.org/10.3402/rlt.v22.21691
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Original Research Articles