Title

Completed the first year: novices’ perceptions of what would improve their science teaching

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Cahill, M & Skamp, KR 2003, 'Completed the first year: novices’ perceptions of what would improve their science teaching', Australian Science Teachers’ Journal, vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 6-17.

Abstract

Cahill and Skamp examine the levels of confidence among selected primary level science and technology teachers, based on a 1998 survey of 100 New South Wales schools in which there was at least one novice teacher. Responses suggested that constructivism as a learning theory which could impact on teaching and learning strategies was virtually unknown. Moreover, they highlight areas of the survey indicating low teacher confidence, and suggest methods for improvement.