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Title: Empowerment and Confidence: Pre-service Teachers Learning to Teach Science through a Program of Self-Regulated Learning
Contributor(s): Taylor, N  (author)orcid ; Corrigan, G (author)
Publication Date: 2005
DOI: 10.1080/14926150509556643
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/38
Abstract: This article builds on a previous pilot study (Corrigan & Taylor, 2004) that explored the implementationof a program of self-regulated learning (SRL) with a small group of pre-service teachers in an elementary science course. A first year cohort of pre-service teachers was exposed to a thirteen week, two-staged program of self-regulated learning in science education. The program offered students a significantamount of flexibility and freedom in what they investigated and how they did so, in conjunction with ongoing support when required. Nineteen students were interviewed prior to and after completing the program. By the end of the program, the majority of students involved in the study reported a more positive attitude to science and significantly enhanced confidence in their ability to teach elementary science.Although difficult to measure, students believed that they were more competent to teach primary science. Furthermore, they were able to identify aspects of the SRL environment that had contributed to this change in attitude.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 5(1), p. 41-60
Publisher: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
Place of Publication: Toronto
ISSN: 1492-6156
Field of Research (FOR): 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 930103 Learner Development
930201 Pedagogy
930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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