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Educación química

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MARZABAL, Ainoa; ROCHA, Alejandro  and  TOLEDO, Braulio. Science teachers' professional development characterization: Part I: Implicit representations systems in professional teaching epistemology. Educ. quím [online]. 2015, vol.26, n.2, pp.117-126. ISSN 0187-893X.

We explore the implicit representations systems as obstacles for teachers' professional development. Their characterization requires a professional teaching epistemology model from backgrounds describing the performance of science teachers in the classroom. The research is qualitative, exploratory, interpretative and transversal, based on a case study through three instances of data collection and triangulation analysis. The Implicit Representations Systems characterized reveal various domain theories, grouped in four implicit theories: the sufficiency of meaningful learning; the difficulty of teaching and assessment that promote student self-regulation; managerial role of the teacher imposing the student a passive role, and a realistic, empirical and inductive epistemology.

Keywords : Teachers' professional epistemology; Teaching models; Science teaching; Implicit representations system.

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