Project-Based Learning Environments: Challenging Preservice Teachers to Act in the Moment

Wilhelm, Jennifer A. and Sherrod, Sonya E. and Walters, Kendra (2008) Project-Based Learning Environments: Challenging Preservice Teachers to Act in the Moment. The Journal of Educational Research, 101 (4). ISSN 0022-0671

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Abstract

In this design study, the authors documented means by which preservice teachers experienced mathematics and science associated with understanding the Moon and sky as they participated in project work within their mathematics and science methods course. The authors examined the way preservice teachers applied mathematics needed to accomplish project tasks in an astronomical context and compared project work of 6 groups. The groups experienced difficulties applying basic mathematics such as scaling, ratios, and sine curves, requiring just-in-time scaffolding lessons to facilitate project progress. In their analysis of participants' pre- and post-scientific and mathematical understandings needed to grasp lunar concepts, authors found that preservice teachers made significant gains in both areas.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2018 12:11
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2018 05:10
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1883

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