Considering Future Directions for the Specialized Evaluation of Educational Programs for Science Teachers
Education Journal
Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2013, Pages: 222-230
Received: Sep. 3, 2013; Published: Oct. 20, 2013
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Toratane Munegumi, Department of Science Education, Naruto University of Education, Naruto, Tokushima 772-8502, Japan
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Science teachers are required to demonstrate and teach scientific methods and experimental skills to students in the classroom, laboratory, and other educational settings. The use of hands-on in science teaching represents an overlap with the skill set of engineers. Although evaluation of university-level educational programs in general teaching (i.e., degree programs that qualify graduates to teach in schools) has been discussed previously, training programs for science teachers—whose required skills resemble those of engineers in some respects, and differ from those of teachers in other fields—need to be considered specifically. This paper discusses criteria for evaluating educational programs for science teachers, based on the learning achievements and professional competencies that should ideally characterize graduate science teachers.
Keywords
Science Teacher Education, Similarity to Engineer, Evaluation of Faculty of Education
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Toratane Munegumi, Considering Future Directions for the Specialized Evaluation of Educational Programs for Science Teachers, Education Journal. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2013, pp. 222-230. doi: 10.11648/j.edu.20130206.13
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