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Author Rushton, Elizabeth A. C., author

Title Science education and teacher professional development : combining learning with research / Elizabeth A.C. Rushton
Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2021]


Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Palgrave studies in alternative education
Palgrave studies in alternative education.
Contents Science Education and Teacher Professional Development -- Science Teacher Identity -- Research approach, context, methods and results -- Freedom to teach -- (Re)connection with science/research -- Collaboration -- Professional development -- Student and societal development through research -- A model of the teacher scientist identity -- Developing professinal practice as a teacher scientist
Summary This book presents a radical reconceptualization of subject-focused and research-led teacher professional development. Drawing on the experiences of more than 50 high school teachers and technicians who participated in science-based research with their students, the author examines how this enables teachers to develop a Teacher Scientist model of professional identity. Through active participation in research, science teachers and technicians can implement socially just approaches to education, where students differences are valued and, through research, their social and academic development is supported. Central to the Teacher Scientist identity is the development of, and sustained interaction with, complex and collaborative professional networks which include researchers, university-staff and teachers and students in other schools. In the context of persistent recruitment and retention challenges, the Teacher Scientist model provides a research-led approach which may offer an alternative to strategies focused on financial incentives. Elizabeth A.C. Rushton is Lecturer in Geography Education at Kings College London, UK. She has worked within education as a high school teacher, and as Director of Evaluation for an education charity that supports school student participation in STEM research. Her research considers young peoples experience of science in formal and informal settings and teacher professional development through collaborations with researchers and mentoring school student research
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed April 8, 2021)
Subject Science -- Study and teaching.
Science teachers -- Training of
Science -- Study and teaching.
Science teachers -- Training of.
Ensenyament científic.
Professors de ciències.
Formació del professorat.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783030641078