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What Do Preservice Teachers Think about Laboratory Instruction
|Issue Date: ||2014-02-18T02:34:04Z
|Abstract: ||本研究的目的，旨在探討十位職前物理教師對於實驗教學的認知。在一門有關實驗教學策略的教學實習課程中，十位職前教師歷經實驗教學的試教、白我評鑑、操作實驗、集體討論等教學活動，發現他們對於國中實驗教學功能的見解、進行實驗教學活動的選擇與準備時的想法與決定，皆是本研究所欲探討的重點。 |
The purpose of this research was to examine science preservice teachers' conceptions of laboratory instruction such as, the goal of lab, and the selection, and organization of instructional activities.
The sample was 10 preservice physics teachers (6 female, 4 male) completingt heir final year of teacher preparation. Each of the preservice teachers was asked to plan and present two laboratory activities during the first and the last two weeks of the Fall semester. These activities was observed (and videotaped) by the professor who was also a researcher and written feedback was provided. Following the completion of the laboratory lesson, each preservice teacher completed a questionnaire, a self-critique, and a 40 minute follow-up interview. Between these two labs, the preservice teachers were provided with formal instruction on the planning and implementation of laboratory activities.
Qualitative analyses revealed obvious patterns of conceptions among preservice teachers. The importance of laboratory was viewed as an aid to help students learn science, provide students opportunities to develop process skills, and training of thinking skills. However, the decision of selecting the laboratory approach was limited by available time, inadequate equipment/materials, and content of textbook. Further, the preservice teachers tended to view junior high physical science laboratory activities as so easy they did not necessitate trying out procedures prior to class. But, during the interviews, these preservice teachers admitted that laboratory teaching is very different from lecturing. Teachers felt that they lost control of students during labs. Prior research strongly supports the notion that preservice teachers focus primarily on classroom management and the results of this investigation clearly show how such concerns for "survival" serve to compromise practical instruction and the teachers' beliefs.
|Relation: ||科學教育, 5: 185-207|
|Appears in Collections:||[物理學系] 期刊論文|
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