Research in Science Education

, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp 20–29 | Cite as

Teacher beliefs about learning and teaching in primary science and technology

  • Peter Aubusson
  • Colin Webb
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Abstract

It is argued that the introduction of many new curricular with their associated teaching practices have failed because the beliefs, views and attitudes of teachers have been ignored. This paper reports the implications of the initial belicfs of primary school teachers involved in a professional development program about science and technology education. In particular, a mismatch between teachers views of learning and teaching is identified and analysed.

Keywords

Professional Development Development Program Primary School Teaching Practice School Teacher 

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© Australasian Science Education Research Association 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Aubusson
    • 1
  • Colin Webb
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of Western SydneyNepean
  2. 2.Primary Science and Technology EducationNSW Department of School EducationAustralia

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