Innovative Professional Development Methods and Strategies by Kenan Dikilitas

By Kenan Dikilitas

Specialist improvement of educators is an complicated procedure in which lecturers attempt constantly for pedagogical development. In that experience, expert progress advantages novices and academics whereas additionally selling the standard of the colleges, schools, and educational departments the place it occurs. cutting edge expert improvement equipment and techniques for STEM schooling is an authoritative e-book that includes the newest scholarly learn on a variety of specialist development issues in STEM schooling with specific emphasis on content material, strategy, implementation, and impression, in addition to at the implications for academics, educators, and directors. Highlighting entire learn throughout a huge scope of proper concerns together with, yet now not restricted to, instructor education, improvement versions, and the implementation of management practices, this ebook is a seminal reference resource for STEM pros operating in faculties, schools, and numerous technological know-how and arithmetic departments at secondary and post-secondary associations.

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29 Mentoring Girls in Science REFERENCES Barman, C. (1996). How do students really view science and scientists? Science and Children, 30–33. Barman, C. (1997). Students’ views of scientists and science: Results from a national study. Science and Children, 35(1), 18–23. , & Gehringer, M. (2001). Breaking science stereotypes: Can meeting actual scientists change students’ perceptions of scientists? Science and Children, 38, 24–27. , Plano, C. , & Cerda-Lizarraga, P. (2007). Examining the cognitive processes used by adolescent girls and women scientists in identifying science role models: A feminist approach.

Bozdin and Gerhinger (2001) and Flick (1990) reported that visits from scientists in classrooms resulted in a decrease in many stereotypical beliefs about scientists, indicating that children’s images of scientists can indeed be influenced by a visit from a scientist. However, it cannot be assumed that these relationships are successful in every classroom. While much is known about mentoring new teachers in science, the research concerning scientist mentoring individual students remains unexamined.

I was exploring a topic which was of interest to me, and of use to my work colleagues. Indeed they became part of my project, which helped enormously in developing my skills of critical thinking, as they were always there ready to question what I was doing. Researching and writing up my research has provided an additional dimension to my work as I have become more knowledgeable about past and current policy and I am able to relate it to theory and academic literature. The opportunity to study for a doctorate presented itself when I had just returned to work full time after six months maternity leave and a year working part-time.

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