Design of a pre-service teacher training unit to promote scientific practices. Is a chickpea a living being?

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Maria Martínez-Chico 
Maria Rut Jiménez-Liso 
Maria Evagorou

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In this paper, we present the design of a teacher training sequence, emphasizing supporting pre-service teachers to reflect on their knowledge, skills, and emotions experienced when engaging in scientific practices. We consider such reflections being crucial in initial teacher training because they can make pre-service teachers aware of the cognitive, procedural and emotional process that their students are bound to experience in the class. The importance of this work lies in the fact that emotions, even though important, are relatively underexplored. Furthermore, the way the sequence is developed can be used with students, both to promote scientific practices and explore their emotions, to give evidence to pre-service teachers of the effectiveness of this, and make them reflect on how scientific practices work, and the advantages of learning science implementing scientific practices.

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Martínez-Chico , M., Jiménez-Liso , M. R., & Evagorou, M. (2019). Design of a pre-service teacher training unit to promote scientific practices. Is a chickpea a living being?. International Journal of Designs for Learning, 11(1), 21-30. https://doi.org/10.14434/ijdl.v11i1.23757
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Maria Martínez-Chico , University of Almeria

Maria Martínez-Chico is a Lecturer in Science Education at the University of Almería, Spain. Her research focuses on designing, implementation, and evaluation of inquiry-based pre-service teacher training to develop scientific, epistemic, pedagogical knowledge, and emotional self-regulation. 

Maria Rut Jiménez-Liso , University of Almeria

Maria Rut Jiménez-Liso is a Senior Lecturer in Science Education at the University of Almeria, Spain. Her research focuses on pre-service and in-service science teachers’ training by inquiry approach. She has received Spanish funding to work on projects on science with sense (models), sensors (inquiry) and sensations (emotions), @sensociencia 

Maria Evagorou, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

Maria Evagorou is an Associate Professor in Science Education at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. Her research focuses on students’ and teachers’ talk when they engage in the discussion of socio-scientific issues and argumentation. She has received EU funding to work on projects on argumentation in science and socioscientific issues.