‘Just give me the answer’: developing pedagogical process knowledge (PPK) as part of practitioner theory in the pursuit of inquiry-based science teaching

Colin Smith, Allan Blake, Fearghal Kelly, Peter Gray, Michelle Mckie, James Mcnally

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Abstract

This paper describes our experience in working with teachers to think about how to make practice more inquiry-based: one in which we as the academics were thinking in terms of collaboration while the teachers were expecting delivery of a professional development module. Partly, this is the story of the balance found between those expectations through underpinning the PISCES module. Partly, it is an attempt to conceptualise the form of professional learning that evolved.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventThe European Conference on Educational Research 2011 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 13 Sep 201116 Sep 2011

Conference

ConferenceThe European Conference on Educational Research 2011
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period13/09/1116/09/11

Keywords

  • inquiry based science teaching
  • science education

Projects

Research Output

  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 1 Other contribution

Teachers can overcome challenges to inquiry by developing pedagogical process knowledge (PPK): the PISCES experience

Smith, C., Blake, A., Gray, P. & Kelly, F., Aug 2013, Inquiry in science education and science teacher education: research on teaching and learning through inquiry based approaches in science (teacher) education. Hoveid, M. H. & Gray, P. (eds.). Trondheim, p. 83-122 40 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Promoting Inquiry in Science Classrooms in European Schools: a Handbook for Tutors

Smith, C., Blake, A., Kelly, F., Gray, P. & Mcnally, J., 2011, 94 p. University of Strathclyde.

Research output: Other contribution

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Activities

  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Invited talk

Making a successful application to SiS: A Case Study of the S-TEAM Project

Allan Blake (Contributor)

26 Jun 2012

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Promoting Inquiry Skills for a Curriculum for Excellence in Science

Allan Blake (Participant)

5 Oct 201010 Mar 2011

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Cite this

Smith, C., Blake, A., Kelly, F., Gray, P., Mckie, M., & Mcnally, J. (2011). ‘Just give me the answer’: developing pedagogical process knowledge (PPK) as part of practitioner theory in the pursuit of inquiry-based science teaching. Paper presented at The European Conference on Educational Research 2011, Berlin, Germany.