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Pre-service teachersʼ beliefs about the benefits and challenges of STSE based school-industry collaboration and practices in science education

Päivi Kousa and Maija Aksela and Vesna Ferk Savec (2018) Pre-service teachersʼ beliefs about the benefits and challenges of STSE based school-industry collaboration and practices in science education. Journal of Baltic science education, 17 (6). pp. 1034-1045. ISSN 2538-7138

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    Abstract

    School-industry collaboration can be an effective way to implement STSE issues to teaching. However, teachers ´ negative beliefs, lack of knowledge, resources, support and opportunities to collaborate with companies can impede the efficient implementation. In this casestudy, 42 Finnish and Slovenian pre-service teachers´ STSE beliefs were first examined before and after the school-industry collaboration course by survey. After the course, beliefs of 8 Finnish pre-service teachers were analyzed in more detail by open-ended questionnaires and reflective writing. The pre-service teachers were more confident to teach STSE issues after the course in both countries. However, they needed more support and knowledge from the community members they collaborated with (i.e. representatives of industries, university teacher, student colleagues and school teachers). The industry-based teaching material was considered beneficiary especially for mixed-ability classrooms and the whole course was regarded useful for future practices. The results of this research highlight the importance of pre-service teacher education and practices with STSE issues. The positive and negative beliefs should be examined frequently already during the pre-service education in order to develop tools for teacher support and encouragement. This research promotes a practical example and ideas of a local school-company collaboration.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: school-industry collaboration, sience teacher education, STSE issues, teachers ́ beliefs
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    http://www.scientiasocialis.lt/jbse/files/pdf/vol17/1034-1045.Kousa_JBSE_Vol.17_No.6.pdfAlternative location
    https://plus.si.cobiss.net/opac7/bib/peflj/12275529Alternative location
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 5551
    Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2019 11:50
    Last Modified: 08 Jan 2019 11:50
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/5551

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