Cambios en los constructos sobre enseñanza y educación de los profesores de ciencias de educación secundaria. Diseño de una estrategia para el cambio

Translated title of the contribution: Changes in secondary education science teacher's constructs on teaching and education. A design strategy for change

Manuel Belmonte, Josep Gallifa

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Abstract

The objective of this research is to evaluate a strategy to change secondary education science teacher's views on education, from a traditional to a constructivist view. The strategy is a continuing training course, specially designed for this purpose. The research design is experimental with three experimental conditions and a control group. Instructor influence and teacher personality were controlled variables. Special repertory grids were created to assess educational profile of teachers. ANOVA analysis with pre-test and post-test results and complexity analysis were applied. The main findings indicate changes in science teachers participating in experimental groups. The educational profile of teachers changed from traditional towards constructivist. The implication of this change is important for the teacher's day-to-day role in the classroom for more effective teaching and an answer to the general situation of student motivation towards learning science.

Translated title of the contributionChanges in secondary education science teacher's constructs on teaching and education. A design strategy for change
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)78-82
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Science Education
Volume10
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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