Teaching Novice Science Teachers Online: Considerations for Practice-Based Pedagogy

  • Allison J. Gonsalves McGill University
  • Emily Diane Sprowls McGill University
  • Dawn Wiseman Bishop's University
Keywords: teacher education, science teaching, practice-based pedagogy

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has required educators at all levels to pivot instruction online. In this article, we consider methods we adopted to engage novice science teachers in approximations of teaching, online. We describe the principles of our science teacher education program and provide a rationale for the core feature of our science teaching methods course: practice-based pedagogy. We then discuss adaptations we have made to engage novices in ambitious science teaching practices online, and the affordances and constraints the virtual context posed to these practices. We conclude with a discussion of considerations for online practice-based pedagogy.

Published
2021-06-24
How to Cite
GonsalvesA. J., SprowlsE. D., & WisemanD. (2021). Teaching Novice Science Teachers Online: Considerations for Practice-Based Pedagogy. LEARNing Landscapes, 14(1), 111-123. https://doi.org/10.36510/learnland.v14i1.1049