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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Dongmei
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-22T04:30:31Z
dc.date.available2017-03-22T04:30:31Z
dc.date.issued2016-05
dc.identifier.otherzhang_dongmei_201605_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/zhang_dongmei_201605_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/36573
dc.description.abstractThe dissertation consists of three related studies focused on how to support middle-school prospective science teachers prepare for the latest science education standards-Next Generation Science Standards [NGSS]. The first chapter provides an overview of the three studies. Chapters two, three, and four explore prospective middle-school teachers’ knowledge and beliefs about three new tasks proposed in NGSS. Specifically, in Chapter two, a case study conducted in a methods course is presented. This study aims to exam how middle-school prospective teachers’ knowledge about engineering design and its teaching changed during an engineering learning module. In Chapter three, a theoretical model about teaching crosscutting concepts is proposed using a cognitive perspective. An example is also presented to illustrate how to use the model to facilitate student learning of a set of crosscutting concepts from NGSS. In Chapter four, results from a multiple-case study are described. This study explored four middle-school prospective teachers’ beliefs, intentions, and practices related to the three-dimension teaching approach recommended by NGSS. The last chapter synthesizes the conclusions of the three studies, discusses the implications for science teacher education, and points out future directions.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectteacher education
dc.subjectscience education
dc.subjectteacher knowledge
dc.subjectteacher beliefs
dc.subjectcrosscutting concepts
dc.subjectengineering design
dc.subjectmiddle school
dc.titleExploring Middle-school Prospective Teachers’ Challenges Related to Next Generation Science Standards
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentMathematics and Science Education
dc.description.majorScience Education
dc.description.advisorBarbara Crawford
dc.description.committeeBarbara Crawford
dc.description.committeeCraig Wiegert
dc.description.committeeJ. Steve Oliver
dc.description.committeeDavid Jackson


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