Thinking Science Professional Development Program: Teacher Perspectives

Sonia Hueppauff

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

44 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

This study is based upon Thinking Science school program, which consists of a series of 30 lessons delivered through science activities to Year 7 and 8 students. Teachers who deliver this program undertake six formal professional development days, which encompass the Thinking Science professional development (TS PD) program. The aim of this qualitative study was to understand teacher perspectives on the impact of the TS PD program on their professional growth. Dominant themes that have arisen include the importance of teachers implementing thinking strategies, transfer of the pedagogy, development of questioning techniques and the importance of positive relationships with students.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationMasters
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Thesis sponsors
Award date20 Jun 2018
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

Fingerprint

teacher
science
school program
student

Cite this

@phdthesis{ac7dcc64eb0b4ffcba79a629ff36f90e,
title = "Thinking Science Professional Development Program: Teacher Perspectives",
abstract = "This study is based upon Thinking Science school program, which consists of a series of 30 lessons delivered through science activities to Year 7 and 8 students. Teachers who deliver this program undertake six formal professional development days, which encompass the Thinking Science professional development (TS PD) program. The aim of this qualitative study was to understand teacher perspectives on the impact of the TS PD program on their professional growth. Dominant themes that have arisen include the importance of teachers implementing thinking strategies, transfer of the pedagogy, development of questioning techniques and the importance of positive relationships with students.",
keywords = "metacognition, teacher professional development, thinking science, teacher professional growth, questioning, cognitive acceleration, pedagogy, classroom discussion",
author = "Sonia Hueppauff",
year = "2018",
doi = "10.26182/5b88fcef7f554",
language = "English",
school = "The University of Western Australia",

}

Thinking Science Professional Development Program: Teacher Perspectives. / Hueppauff, Sonia.

2018.

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

TY - THES

T1 - Thinking Science Professional Development Program: Teacher Perspectives

AU - Hueppauff, Sonia

PY - 2018

Y1 - 2018

N2 - This study is based upon Thinking Science school program, which consists of a series of 30 lessons delivered through science activities to Year 7 and 8 students. Teachers who deliver this program undertake six formal professional development days, which encompass the Thinking Science professional development (TS PD) program. The aim of this qualitative study was to understand teacher perspectives on the impact of the TS PD program on their professional growth. Dominant themes that have arisen include the importance of teachers implementing thinking strategies, transfer of the pedagogy, development of questioning techniques and the importance of positive relationships with students.

AB - This study is based upon Thinking Science school program, which consists of a series of 30 lessons delivered through science activities to Year 7 and 8 students. Teachers who deliver this program undertake six formal professional development days, which encompass the Thinking Science professional development (TS PD) program. The aim of this qualitative study was to understand teacher perspectives on the impact of the TS PD program on their professional growth. Dominant themes that have arisen include the importance of teachers implementing thinking strategies, transfer of the pedagogy, development of questioning techniques and the importance of positive relationships with students.

KW - metacognition

KW - teacher professional development

KW - thinking science

KW - teacher professional growth

KW - questioning

KW - cognitive acceleration

KW - pedagogy

KW - classroom discussion

U2 - 10.26182/5b88fcef7f554

DO - 10.26182/5b88fcef7f554

M3 - Master's Thesis

ER -