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Developing the Format and Samples of Teaching Materials for Scientific Creativity in the Ordinary Science Curriculum -Including Teachers' Practice and Reflection-

  • Park, Jong-Won (Chonnam National University)
  • Received : 2012.02.01
  • Accepted : 2012.03.15
  • Published : 2012.06.30

Abstract

Scientific creativity is necessary for all ordinary students in ordinary school settings. In this study, a practical format for teaching scientific creativity is suggested, and sample teaching materials based on this format are developed. To facilitate the practical use of the teaching materials in ordinary schools, the model of IS3CA(Iterative Small Scale Scientific Creative Activity) was proposed. Using this format and the proposed teaching materials, a brief in-service program was developed and implemented. Here, the aim is to improve teachers' actual professional ability to develop their own teaching materials rather than just using the pre-developed teaching materials provided by the researcher. Positive responses about the in-service program were collected from the teachers, and the results also showed that the development of teaching materials by teachers was possible. Therefore, I expect that the teaching of scientific creativity by ordinary teachers is possible for ordinary students in ordinary school contexts. Finally, based on the results and experiences of this study, a curriculum for teaching scientific creativity is suggested.

Keywords

scientific creativity;teacher's professionalism;in-service program;curriculum for scientific creativity;teaching materials

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Korea Research Foundation

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