Developing Knowledge of Practice Through Self-Study: Becoming a Science Teacher Educator

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Abstract

This is a story of my journey to ‘become’ a science teacher educator. I am in a transitionary process of making the shift, the shift from science teacher to science teacher educator and I am finding this to be difficult, challenging and confronting. However, with the assistance of my critical friends (co-authors) and teaching colleagues, I am able to explore my journey through a lens of discontent. I present to you three themes that emerged from my self-study: seeing what I don’t know: the novice in me; the shift: transforming science content into meaningful science teaching and learning, and putting theory into practice. I conclude with a description of my learnings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnhancing Professional Knowledge of Pre-Service Science Teacher Education by Self-Study Research
Subtitle of host publicationTurning a Critical Eye on Our Practice
EditorsGayle A Buck, Valarie L Akerson
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer
Pages385-405
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783319324470
ISBN (Print)9783319324456
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameASTE Series in Science Education

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