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Title: Encountering Uncertainty and Learning to "Try and Try and Try": The Development of Teachers' Perseverance Within Science
Authors: Davidson, Shannon G.
Jaber, Lama Z.
Southerland, Sherry A.
Keywords: Learning Sciences
Issue Date: Jun-2021
Publisher: International Society of the Learning Sciences
Citation: Davidson, S. G., Jaber, L. Z., & Southerland, S. A. (2021). Encountering Uncertainty and Learning to "Try and Try and Try": The Development of Teachers' Perseverance Within Science. In de Vries, E., Hod, Y., & Ahn, J. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th International Conference of the Learning Sciences - ICLS 2021. (pp. 577-580). Bochum, Germany: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: Current efforts in science education emphasize the need for students to experience science in ways that mirror professional scientists’ practices and dispositions. As uncertainty is inherent in science, one important disciplinary disposition is then learning how to wrestle with uncertainty and develop a stance of perseverance at the encounter of uncertainty in scientific work. We argue that in order to support students in developing a stance of uncertainty in science, teachers themselves should be familiar and comfortable with scientific uncertainty. To this end, this study examines how four teachers encounter uncertainty and persevere in their work over the course of a six-week science research experience. Drawing from interviews and field observations, we identify key resources that facilitated teachers’ development of perseverance and consider implications for instructional practice.
URI: https://doi.dx.org/10.22318/icls2021.577
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