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Explaining in secondary science classrooms

This paper from the May 2016 Using STEM Research Conference looked at two research projects  which were intended to develop beginning and experienced teachers’ explanations in secondary science classrooms.

The first study involves beginning teachers and is focused on developing their understanding of what is a science explanation.

The second project, a pilot study, conducted in collaboration with teachers, reports on a pilot study aiming to describe effective practice of expert science teachers in giving explanations using an innovative methodology.

Authors: Ann Childs, Judith Hiller and Richard Marsh

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