The Influence of Primary Children ’ s Ideas in Science on Teaching Practice

@inproceedings{Akerson2000TheIO,
  title={The Influence of Primary Children ’ s Ideas in Science on Teaching Practice},
  author={Valarie L. Akerson and Lawrence B. Flick and Norman G. Lederman},
  year={2000}
}
The purpose of this study was to explore how children’s ideas in science affects science instruction in the primary grades. The study investigated whether and how primary teachers recognize student ideas, and whether and how they react to student ideas. Two experienced second-grade teachers and one intern teacher were observed and videotaped as they taught 8-week astronomy units. Teachers and students from each classroom were preand postinstruction interviewed for their content knowledge of and… CONTINUE READING