The Effects of the Design and Development of a Chemistry Curriculum Reform on Teachers’
Professional Growth: A Case Study

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Coenders, Fer and Terlouw, Cees and Dijkstra, Sanne and Pieters, Jules (2010) The Effects of the Design and Development of a Chemistry Curriculum Reform on Teachers’
Professional Growth: A Case Study.
Journal of science teacher education, 21 (5). pp. 535-557. ISSN 1046-560X

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Abstract:A curriculum innovation requires new learning material for students and
a preparation program for teachers, in which teacher learning is a key ingredient. In
this paper we describe how three experienced teachers, involved in the development
and subsequent classroom enactment of student learning material for context-based
chemistry education, professionalized. For data collection a questionnaire, three
interviews and discussion transcripts were used. Our results show that: (a) teachers,
cooperating in a network under supervision of an expert, can develop innovative
learning material; (b) the development of learning material can be seen as a powerful
program to prepare teachers for an innovation; and (c) teachers’ knowledge
increased in all five pedagogical content knowledge domains during the development
and class enactment phases
Item Type:Article
Copyright:© 2010 The Authors
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/73301
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10972-010-9194-z
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