Trends in Science Teacher Training: Experience in the United States and the Czech Republic

By Danuse Nezvalova and Michael Svec.

Published by The Learner Collection

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The paper looks at key trends in the concept of the science teacher training in two different institutions, Furman University in US and Palacky University Olomouc in the Czech Republic. It focuses on the description of study programs at these institutions and comparison of the approaches to the science teacher training. There are two basic concepts used to identify the essence of the professionalism of the science teacher: the scientific knowledge and professional competence of the science teacher.

Keywords: Trends, Science Teacher Training

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 15, Issue 10, pp.11-22. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 561.106KB).

Prof. Danuse Nezvalova

Professor, Department of Experimental Physics, Faculty of Science, Palacky University, Olomouc, Olomoucky Kraj, Czech Republic

Professor of Education, involved in science teaching. Research and publications are focused on the quality in education, competencies of science teachers, constructivism in science education.

Dr. Michael Svec

Associate Professor, Greenville, South Carolina, USA


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