Preschool Teachers Understanding of Science Identity

Author: Donna Farland-Smith

This study utilized a survey to analyze preschool teachers’ perceptions of science identity before and after watching an episode of Sid the Science Kid during a professional development. A total of twelve teachers participated in the study by completing pre and post survey questions. The one question that was addressed during this study was how teachers felt about science identity before and after watching the Sid the Science Kid episode? Two notable conclusions were a result of this study 1) preschool teacher’s lack of awareness and understanding of science identity; and 2) preschool teacher’s appreciation and willingness of students’ to role play being a scientist, but little understanding of why this role play is beneficial.


Journal: Creative Education
DOI: 10.4236/ce.2018.92019 (PDF)
Paper Id: 82612 (metadata)

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