Mentoring and Community: Inquiry as stance and science as inquiry

TitleMentoring and Community: Inquiry as stance and science as inquiry
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsMelville, W, Bartley, A
JournalInternational Journal of Science Education
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number09500693
Accession Number49141623
KeywordsCAREER , INQUIRY , INQUIRY-based , Mentoring , professional , SCIENCE , TEACHER , TEACHER-student
AbstractIn this article, the authors investigate how mentoring relationships founded on inquiry as stance can work to emphasize the conditions that promote the development of teachers of science as inquiry. Drawing on data collected through semi-structured interviews, the authors have developed two narrative case studies based on the two mentoring relationships that exist between three teachers: Will, Dan, and Cathy. Will entered the teaching profession in 1966, and has acted as a mentor for Dan since he commenced teaching in 1982. Similarly, Dan has mentored Cathy since she commenced teaching in 1999. By following two generations of mentoring relationships, the authors explore insights into the potential for inquiry as stance to assist the promotion of the professional development standards of the National Science Education Standards.
NotesMelville, Wayne 1 Bartley, Anthony 1; Affiliation: 1: Faculty of Education, Lakehead University, Ontario, Canada; Source Info: Apr2010, Vol. 32 Issue 6, p807; Subject Term: MENTORING in education; Subject Term: SCIENCE -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: INQUIRY (Theory of knowledge); Subject Term: MENTORING in science; Subject Term: INQUIRY method (Teaching); Subject Term: INQUIRY-based learning; Subject Term: TEACHER-student relationships; Subject Term: CAREER development; Author-Supplied Keyword: Inquiry-based teaching; Author-Supplied Keyword: Mentoring; Author-Supplied Keyword: Professional learning; Author-Supplied Keyword: Teacher knowledge; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611430 Professional and Management Development Training; NAICS/Industry Codes: 624310 Vocational Rehabilitation Services; Number of Pages: 22p; Document Type: Article
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