Unveiling Science Research Teachers’ Profiles: Impact on Instructional Practices (74931)

Session Information: Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis
Session Chair: Oluwatoyin Ajani

Friday, 24 November 2023 14:45
Session: Session 4
Room: Room 703
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Despite challenges such as infrastructure limitations, equipment constraints, inadequate training, and insufficient support, the ultimate goal of science research teachers (SRTs) is to ensure the development of quality scientific research projects among students. This research aims to understand the profiles of SRTs (research productivity, paper presentations, publications, research recognitions, faculty training, continuing education, and research teaching experience) and investigate how their perspectives influence instructional practices. Charmaz’s Constructivist Grounded Theory (CGT) with ethnography was used to collect and analyze data. Selection criteria were used to ascertain that research teacher participants from Science, Technology, and Engineering (STE)-implementing schools were able to produce quality research outputs among students by having records of winnings in different science investigatory project (SIP) competitions and teaching research for five or more years. They were subjected to ethnographic interviews together with their school heads (SHs). There are a total of 16 SRTs and SHs participants. Pertinent documents and observations were also included in the initial stage of analysis and memoing. There were 29 initial codes that emerged, which were intercoded by two experts in qualitative studies, resulting in the identification of four focused codes or categories - competition-centered driven SRTs; SRTs as lifelong learners; SRTs as researchers and collaborators; and SRTs as facilitators of learning. This indicates that instructional practices and curriculum implementation are shaped through lifelong learning and competition-driven experiences of SRTs.

Joanna Marie de Borja, Philippine Normal University & University of Cabuyao, Philippines
Allen Espinosa, Philippine Normal University, Philippines

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Joanna Marie A de Borja is Assistant Professor IV at the College of Education, University of Cabuyao, Philippines.

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00