Identity development in pre-service teachers who are Explainers in a science center: Dialectically developing theory and praxis

Thursday, January 1, 2009
Resource Type:
Doctoral Dissertation | Research Products
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Professional Development and Workshops
General Public | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals
Education and learning science | General STEM | Social science and psychology
The City University of New York

This dissertation investigates how teaching in a hands-on science center contributes to re-shaping one’s teaching identity. Situated at the New York Hall of Science (NYHS) in Queens, New York, my research approach is to conduct a critical ethnography where the focus is on improving the teaching and learning of science for all involved. In particular, Explainers, floor staff at NYHS, who are studying to be science teachers, are invited to become co-researchers with me.

Team Members

Preeti GuptaPreeti GuptaAuthor

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