Science & Education

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 331–354

Preservice Teachers‘ Classroom Practice and Their Conceptions of the Nature of Science

  • Vicente Mellado

DOI: 10.1023/A:1008674102380

Cite this article as:
Mellado, V. Science & Education (1997) 6: 331. doi:10.1023/A:1008674102380


The present article describes research carried out in Badajoz (Spain) with student teachers of Primary and Secondary science education. The preservice teachers‘ conceptions of the nature of science were analyzeda and compared with their classroom practice when teaching a science lesson. The results indicated that there was no correspondence between the conceptions of the nature of science and the classroom practice. The implications of the research for science teacher education are dealt with.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vicente Mellado
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ‘Didáctica de las Ciencias Experimentales y de las Matemáticas‘, Faculty of EducationUniversity of ExtremaduraBadajozSpain

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