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The Transformation from Expert Science Teacher to Science Teacher Educator

  • Garbett D
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As an experienced science teacher, my transformation into a science teacher educator was hindered by the relative ease with which I could make learning about science engaging and fun for my student teachers. The science experiences I shared were rich and varied and the teaching uncomplicated. However, as many other teacher educators have realized, teaching about teaching is more complex than teaching a subject, such as science, itself. Science education is the vehicle through which I engage my students in learning about teaching. As this self-study illustrates, developing expertise in teacher education comes from understanding the complexities of teaching about teaching and in being able to articulate and demonstrate those complexities in meaningful ways.

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Garbett, D. (2012). The Transformation from Expert Science Teacher to Science Teacher Educator (pp. 31–44). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-3904-8_3

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