The role of practical work in the developing practice of beginning physics teachers

@inproceedings{Findlay2011TheRO,
  title={The role of practical work in the developing practice of beginning physics teachers},
  author={Morag Findlay},
  year={2011}
}
The role and rationale of practical work in teaching school science are receiving renewed scrutiny (Abrahams and Saglam, 2010). This paper is a case study which reports part of a larger longitudinal study which used semi-structured interviews to explore the approaches of beginning teachers of physics to teaching electricity during Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and beyond. The interview transcripts were analysed using thematic analysis. One of the emergent themes was the use of practical work… CONTINUE READING

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