Show simple item record

dc.contributor.supervisorLewthwaite, Brian (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning)en_US
dc.contributor.authorPeters, Gayle D.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-19T18:41:38Z
dc.date.available2012-03-19T18:41:38Z
dc.date.issued2012-03-19
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/5198
dc.description.abstractThis study elicited data from chemistry teachers in Manitoba via a qualitative narrative inquiry study to reveal teachers’ perceptions of their evolving professional identities and teaching practices following the introduction of the latest chemistry curricula and participation in long-term professional development. This study also aimed to identify any tensions these teachers have experienced associated with their beliefs about teaching and learning and their current teaching practices as a result of the recent change in curricula and professional development. Teaching life stories constructed from the interview data revealed that these teachers have indeed experienced tensions regarding their beliefs and teaching practices, and that this has caused them to reflect more on their practice and strive to improve their practice. Though these teachers feel that they are starting to shift their beliefs and teaching practice to better support student understanding in chemistry, they still feel they have a long way to go.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectcurriculumen_US
dc.subjectscienceen_US
dc.titleExploring professional identity in response to curriculum reform and professional development: the teaching life stories of chemistry teachersen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineCurriculum, Teaching and Learningen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeMcMillan, Barbara (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning) Adamson, Bob (Pembina Trails School Division)en_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Education (M.Ed.)en_US
dc.description.noteMay 2012en_US
local.subject.manitobayesen_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record