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Title: Improving the self-regulation in prospective science teachers: the case of the calculus of the period of a simple pendulum
Authors: Borrachero Cortés, Ana Belén
Brígido Mero, María
Dávila Acedo, María Antonia
Costillo Borrego, Emilio
Cañada Cañada, Florentina
Mellado Jiménez, Vicente
Keywords: Education;Prospective secondary teachers;Practical work;Simple pedulum;Science;Emotions;Educación;Futuros profesores de secundaria;Trabajo práctico;Emociones;Ciencia
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: This paper addresses the need to perform laboratory activities in secondary education science subjects, and what prospective science teachers feel while they themselves are doing these activities in their initial training. A laboratory activity based on the calculation of the oscillation period of a simple pendulum was done with 12 prospective teachers at the University of Extremadura, who were specializing in Biology/Geology, Physics/ Chemistry, and Mathematics. When they had finished the activity they filled out a questionnaire about the dif ficulty, reasoning, capability, and emotions they had experienced in each of the stages needed to resolve the problem. The results showed how, as they go developing the stages of scientific methods, prospective teachers improve their reasoning and capability, and change negative emotions into positive ones, ending with being able to solve the problem on their own.
DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02827
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