A Study on the Change of the Awareness of Teachers who participated in Social Constructionism Science Teacher Training program and Their Subsequent Teaching Practice

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A Study on the Change of the Awareness of Teachers who participated in Social Constructionism Science Teacher Training program and Their Subsequent Teaching Practice
Kang, Jong Lye; Kim, Jung-Eun; Paik, Sung-Hye;

Abstract
For secondary school teachers who attended A Social Constructionism Science Teacher Training Program, we analyzed their processes of cognizance change as well as whether they put its results into practice in the field of education, so as to find out the efficacy of the program. A Social Constructionism Science Teacher Training Program consists of three phases based on La main $\small{{\grave{a}}}$ la $\small{p{\hat{a}}te}$, a French experience-oriented science education program. In its first phase, a study of the philosophy of La main $\small{{\grave{a}}}$ la $\small{p{\hat{a}}te}$ was made, together with a search for examples of creativity education. In its second and third stages, real education programs were developed for designated themes and free themes, respectively, and then discussions were made. It was a ten-session program, with each session comprising a four-hour sub-program. All activities were both visually and orally recorded, while the participants were asked to write reflective journals for each class. An additional survey and interview were conducted six months later to check if the seven selected secondary school teachers put the results of the program into practice. It was found that changes may be made in the beliefs of teachers with the introduction of theories in teacher indoctrination, but the acquisition of practical knowledge that can be implemented in actual classes may be effectively secured by demonstrations and practice sessions. It was concluded that indoctrination should be conducted to lead participants to the level of practical planning from the level of mere belief so that the theories might actually be put into practice in the education field.
Keywords
Social Constructionism;La main $\small{{\grave{a}}}$ la $\small{p{\hat{a}}te}$;Science Teacher Training Program;Belief;Cognizance;
Language
Korean
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