Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Many preservice elementary teacher candidates enter the required science content classroom with poor self-efficacy attitudes. We should take an approach that will both lead our students towards an understanding of the relevance of the content, as well as self-confidence in their ability to teach geoscience. In one of four required science content courses, Earth and Space Science for Elementary Teachers, we are achieving positive outcomes by redefining our students as our apprentices.
Skalac, Priscilla Field, "Relevance First: How to Engage Preservice Elementary (K-8) Teacher Candidates in a Required Geoscience Course" (2009). Faculty Scholarship – Geology. 5.