Assisting student learning through professional development: the affect of website materials and real world science on teacher development

van Raalte, Lisa, Boulay, Rachel and Campbell, Chris (2012). Assisting student learning through professional development: the affect of website materials and real world science on teacher development. In: M. Brown, M. Hartnett and T. Stewart, ascilite2012 Conference proceedings. 29th Annual ascilite Conference 2012 (ascilite2012), Wellington, New Zealand, (967-971). 25-28 November 2012.

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Author van Raalte, Lisa
Boulay, Rachel
Campbell, Chris
Title of paper Assisting student learning through professional development: the affect of website materials and real world science on teacher development
Conference name 29th Annual ascilite Conference 2012 (ascilite2012)
Conference location Wellington, New Zealand
Conference dates 25-28 November 2012
Convener Mark Brown
Proceedings title ascilite2012 Conference proceedings
Place of Publication Wellington, New Zealand
Publisher Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite)
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9780473229894
Editor M. Brown
M. Hartnett
T. Stewart
Start page 967
End page 971
Total pages 5
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary To improve student learning and success in a science field while at university, it is important that students begin their studies with good basic science knowledge. Thus, it is important for high school science teachers to be teaching current scientific methods. To update their skills high school teachers need to participate in professional development programs to update their own knowledge of current science research and techniques used in labs. Towards this goal, the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii developed a professional development program for high school science teachers. In 2012, eight high school science teachers attended the program for eight week days over a two week period. This study is a report of the teachers’ experiences within the program. Specifically, this paper reports on the results of the teachers’ evaluation of the online materials and their perspectives of real world application of the learned material are investigated. The data set in this study includes all eight teachers’ pre-survey responses and final survey data.
Keyword Professional development
Online learning
Blended learning
Educational technology
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Conference theme: Future challenges, sustainable futures

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