A CHEMISTRY INSTRUCTOR'S VIEWS OF TEACHING AND LEARNING: RESPONSE TO PEDAGOGIC REFORM IN COLLEGE SCIENCE TEACHING

Uric C. Geer The Mallinson Institute for Science Education

MA Thesis, 2007

Abstract: This study reports the extent to which an instructor's involvement in a pedagogic reform project affected his views of teaching and learning. A characterization of change to his views of teaching and learning as a product of pedagogic reform is presented (i.e. an exploration of the nature of change in views). Findings indicate views of teaching and learning were not greatly affected by change to pedagogic practice in the course of reform. Moreover, identified and explored factors contributing to a relative lack of change in views of teaching and learning included: metaphoric expressions of teaching and learning; reluctance to reflect critically upon teaching practice and change to teaching practice; and, epistemic and role commitments associated with instructional identities across the roles of researcher, faculty member, and instructor of science held by the examined project participant. A model for impacting and understanding outcomes for reform projects seeking to modify views of teaching and learning is suggested.


PUBLICATIONS
2007 Rudge, D.W., Geer, U.C. & Howe, E.M. But is it Effective? Assessing the Impact of a Historically-based Unit. Ninth International History, Philosophy & Science Teaching (IHPST) Conference, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada. (Session 4.0.3)
2002 Geer, U.C. & Rudge, D.W. A Review of Research on Constructivist-Based Strategies for Large Lecture Science Classes The Electronic Journal of Science Education 7(2)

PRESENTATIONS
Rudge, D.W., Geer, U.C. & Howe, E.M. "But is it Effective? Assessing the Impact of a Historically-based Unit", Ninth International History, Philosophy & Science Teaching (IHPST) Conference, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, June 28, 2007.
Geer, U.C. & Rudge, D.W. "Pedagogic Revision and a College Science Instructor: Impacting Views of Teaching and Learning", Annual International Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), New Orleans, LA, April 18, 2007- accepted for "works in progress" session.
Rudge, D.W., Henderleiter, J., Collick, C. & Geer, U.C. "E3: Preparing and Serving Middle School Science Teachers," Annual Meeting Michigan State Teachers Association, Grand Rapids, MI, March 15, 2003.


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