Teacher Learning and Practice

What does it mean to study teacher learning and practice?
This line of research emphasizes studies about how teachers grow professionally from before they are in the classroom until late in their careers in these important areas: content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, and classroom practice. Studies in this line examine how and to what extent teacher knowledge and practice influence student learning as well as how such teacher variables may interact with one another.

Three important theoretical frameworks guiding our work in this line of research are Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK), Educative Curriculum Materials, and the Lesson Analysis and Content Storyline Lenses of STeLLA. 

Browse the list below for a selection of Teacher Learning and Practice research reports.

By implementing modern standards for scientific research in education, this study sought to examine the effectiveness of an inquiry-based instructional...

In this article, the authors describe results from two field-test studies conducted by BSCS, both of which indicate a strong relationship between fidelity...

The BSCS Keys to Science Institute offered two programs in Colorado Springs during the summer of 2007, both of which were advertised as “content-deepening...

The reports listed on this page describe studies conducted on the BSCS high school comprehensive program, BSCS Biology: A Human Approach. All three...

This report is based on the work of Project PRIME (Promoting Reform through Instructional Materials that Educate). The goal of this project was to study...

This article, written by BSCS science educators Joseph A. Taylor and Molly A.M. Stuhlsatz, and former BSCS Executive Director Rodger W. Bybee, explores...