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‘Just give me the answer’: developing pedagogical process knowledge (PPK) as part of practitioner theory in the pursuit of inquiry-based science teaching

Smith, Colin and Blake, Allan and Kelly, Fearghal and Gray, Peter and Mckie, Michelle and Mcnally, James (2011) ‘Just give me the answer’: developing pedagogical process knowledge (PPK) as part of practitioner theory in the pursuit of inquiry-based science teaching. In: The European Conference on Educational Research 2011, 2011-09-13 - 2011-09-16.

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Abstract

This paper describes our experience in working with teachers to think about how to make practice more inquiry-based: one in which we as the academics were thinking in terms of collaboration while the teachers were expecting delivery of a professional development module. Partly, this is the story of the balance found between those expectations through underpinning the PISCES module. Partly, it is an attempt to conceptualise the form of professional learning that evolved.