TITLE

Science Teachers' Beliefs and Intentions to Implement Thematic Units

AUTHOR(S)
Czerniak, Charlene; Lumpe, Andrew; Haney, Jodi
PUB. DATE
May 1999
SOURCE
Journal of Science Teacher Education;May1999, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p123
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the study concerning the beliefs and intentions of science teachers to implement thematic units in science education in Great Britain. It notes that those teachers who responded to the open response items believe that thematic units in the classroom can foster student excitement and interest in learning science. They also believe that thematic units make science more meaningful to students for they see connections between the sciences and other subject areas. Moreover, some teachers are concerned that thematic units would water down the curriculum and less content would be covered.
ACCESSION #
50050196

 

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