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Abstract Title: A metacognitive approach for professional development of experienced physics teachers
Abstract: We focus on the design and study of a metacognitve approach to the professional development (PD) of high-school Physics teachers. We designed and study a courses that is a part of a two-year M.Ed. program designed for experienced high school science teachers. The teachers were asked to develop teaching units in physics and were given the opportunity to teach and apply their units to children participating in an enrichment program in the college.
The goals of our study were  to characterize the design principles of the teaching units, and to examine the changes in the design that followed the interactions between the participants  in order to understand the teachers' metacognitive knowledge about designing teaching units in physics. The data included: interviews with the teachers; reflections of the researchers; the teachers' teaching units and activities; and observations of the teachers' physics lessons.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Osnat Eldar
Oranim Academic College of Education, Tivon, Israel
Tivon, Israel, Non U.S. 3600600
Phone: 972544968228
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Shirley Miedjensky
Oranim Academic College of Education, Tivon, Israel