“I wonder how this little seed can have so much potential”: Critical Exploration Supports Preservice Teachers' Development as Science Researchers and Teachers

@article{HughesMcDonnell2009IWH,
  title={“I wonder how this little seed can have so much potential”: Critical Exploration Supports Preservice Teachers' Development as Science Researchers and Teachers},
  author={Fiona J. Hughes-McDonnell},
  journal={The New Educator},
  year={2009},
  volume={5},
  pages={205 - 228}
}
A teacher educator and student of Duckworth's critical exploration approach to teaching shares three episodes taken from science methods courses she teaches for preservice teachers in graduate and undergraduate programs in elementary education. The episodes reveal the pedagogy of critical exploration to be particularly well suited to the preparation of teachers. Classroom episodes are reconstructed using data extracted from student journals and field notes made during and following teaching… Expand
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