Benefits to Secondary School Chemistry Teachers who have Brought their Students to Engagement Activities with a University Chemistry Department for Several Years; Continuing Professional Development by Diffusion?,

Tim G Harrison*, Sarah R Glover, Dudley E Shallcross

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Outreach is often seen as only having an impact on the school students taking part rather than also having an impact on the accompanying teachers participating in university led outreach activities. A group of secondary school science teachers who have been long-term engagers in chemistry outreach at a single Higher Education Institution have been interviewed and their feedback has been grouped into several categories of impact; Pedagogical Content Knowledge, updating subject knowledge, access to the university, funding for projects, access to Learned Societies, networking opportunities and changing or otherwise affecting teaching practice. Many of these are aspects of continued professional development (CPD) that teachers are picking up subconsciously during the engagement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-127
Number of pages11
JournalActa Didactica Napocensia
Volume11
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • outreach
  • secondary school teachers
  • training
  • Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
  • school teacher fellow

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