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How a Beginning Science Teacher Deals with Practical Work: an Explorative Study Through the Lens of Identity
Bing Wei1; Lucy Avraamidou2; Nan Chen3
2019
Source PublicationResearch in Science Education
ISSN0157-244X
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Through the lens of teacher professional identity, in this case study, we examine how a beginning science teacher deals with practical work in a physics classroom. We explore how various interactions occurred between personal, interpersonal, and situational dimensions of his identity as a beginning physics teacher when dealing with practical work. Various kinds of data were collected over a period of 10 months: 3 semi-structured interviews, 26 classroom observations, 32 brief interviews, as well as various artifacts and lesson plans. The analysis was done through a constant comparative method, and it was grounded within the three-dimensional framework of professional identity: personal, social, and situational. Four main themes emerged through the analysis of the data that represent the main features of the participant’s identity enactment as a beginning physics dealing with practical work: (a) personal characteristics, (b) sense of agency, (c) contextual constraints, and (d) ongoing interpretation of experiences with practical work. These findings are presented through a narration of the participant’s identity with regard to practical work alongside authentic extracts and quotes from the data. Drawn upon these findings, we offer a set of recommendations for future research.

KeywordBeginning Science Teachers Case Study Practical Work Teacher Identity
DOI10.1007/s11165-019-9826-z
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Language英語English
Scopus ID2-s2.0-85061180960
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Education
Corresponding AuthorBing Wei
Affiliation1.University of Macau,Macao
2.University of Groningen,Groningen,Netherlands
3.Guangxi Normal University,Nanning,China
First Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
Corresponding Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
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Bing Wei,Lucy Avraamidou,Nan Chen. How a Beginning Science Teacher Deals with Practical Work: an Explorative Study Through the Lens of Identity[J]. Research in Science Education,2019.
APA Bing Wei,Lucy Avraamidou,&Nan Chen.(2019).How a Beginning Science Teacher Deals with Practical Work: an Explorative Study Through the Lens of Identity.Research in Science Education.
MLA Bing Wei,et al."How a Beginning Science Teacher Deals with Practical Work: an Explorative Study Through the Lens of Identity".Research in Science Education (2019).
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