Trade Books in Elementary Education : Misconceptions in Science
Wiles, Heather T.
Elementary pre-service teachers are required to take only a few science courses and are not likely to have the pedagogical content knowledge necessary to choose accurate science trade books. Incorporating trade books in the content areas is a method for integrating subjects and is a common practice among elementary teachers. This study investigates the ability of pre-service elementary teachers to identify misconceptions in science trade book excerpts chosen by the researcher. Survey results were analyzed based on pre-service teachers' responses to a science content question. Often, students focused on misconceptions related to anthropomorphism when they were unsure of the science content as shown by the true/false question. Each of the teacher educators interviewed had experiences with several pre-service teachers' lack of content knowledge affecting performance in the classroom.
Wiles, Heather T.. (January 2011). Trade Books in Elementary Education : Misconceptions in Science (Master's Thesis, East Carolina University). Retrieved from the Scholarship. (http://hdl.handle.net/10342/3601.)
Wiles, Heather T.. Trade Books in Elementary Education : Misconceptions in Science. Master's Thesis. East Carolina University, January 2011. The Scholarship. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/3601. July 17, 2018.
Wiles, Heather T., “Trade Books in Elementary Education : Misconceptions in Science” (Master's Thesis., East Carolina University, January 2011).
Wiles, Heather T.. Trade Books in Elementary Education : Misconceptions in Science [Master's Thesis]. Greenville, NC: East Carolina University; January 2011.
East Carolina University