NISMED Staff Presents Two Papers at ICTED 2018

Ramon L. Sanchez III of the High School Physics Workgroup attended the 10th International Conference on Teacher Education held at Seda Vertis North on August 23-25, 2018 and presented two papers that are offshoots of his master’s thesis. The two papers, Situated Physics Inquiry Mentoring: Effects on In-Service Teachers’ Science Teaching Orientation and Secondary Science Teachers’ Beliefs on the Purposes and Goals of Science Teaching, highlighted among other things the significant impact that school culture has in reshaping teachers’ beliefs regarding science teaching, and the need for school administrators to consider teachers’ participation in sustained metacognitive mentoring programs as time equivalent to actual classroom teaching. The conference theme this year was “Education Equity Through Inclusion.”