TOWARDS A PROPOSAL FOR EFFECTIVE ONGOING TRAINING PROGRAMMES FOR SCIENCE TEACHERS

TitleTOWARDS A PROPOSAL FOR EFFECTIVE ONGOING TRAINING PROGRAMMES FOR SCIENCE TEACHERS
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsFurió-Más, C, Solbes-Matarredona, J, Furió-Gómez, C
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume6
Start Page60-70
Date PublishedMay/2008
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 860139
Keywordsin-service science teacher training, strategies for effective programmes, teacher professional development
Abstract

This paper begins by demonstrating the need to enhance the training of people who currently active teachers and presents a proposal of ongoing training programme founded in the results of science edu-cation research. To begin with, a critical analysis about some of the dominant models of teacher training in which exist a lack of integration between theory and practice is carried out. Next, the hypothesis that the effective formation programs are those that have as objective to facilitate the teacher’s immersion in the investigation and innovation in science education is developed. In addition, in this programs a group of constructivism based strategies that initiates the teacher in the investigation of the problems that are presented in the classroom have been used. Finally, the existence of investigation or innovation consoli-dated groups in which new teachers could be trained as investigators, or to promote the formation of teacher’s teams that work in the problems of the educational practice is also required.

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