Acquisition of New Competencies of Science Teachers and Pre-graduate Physics Teachers in the Community of Practice


Acquisition of New Competencies of Science Teachers and Pre-graduate Physics Teachers in the Community of Practice


Renata Holubova

Science Faculty, Palacky University, Czech Republic


American journal of educational research and reviews

The aim of this paper is to present the outcomes of the project that is solved at the Faculty of Science in Olomouc, Czech Republic. One of the key activities of the project is to find critical themes of secondary school science subjects and prepare methodological materials according a deep analysis in the frame of the community of practice. It can be demonstrated that the community of practice (universities, secondary schools and non-profit organizations) can be of great importance for acquisition of new competencies of teachers so as students. 120 skilled teachers identified a set of critical sites of the secondary school science subjects curriculum. A number of key needs of in-service teachers have been identified too – the development of teachers’ competences in the field of didactics, in the field of reflection of their own teaching activities, the implementation of new teaching forms and methods of work with emphasis to the individual needs of learners within a heterogeneous group, the implementation of interdisciplinary relations.


Keywords: Community of Practice, Teaching Physics, Critical Curricula Topics in Physics


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Renata Holubova. Acquisition of New Competencies of Science Teachers and Pre-graduate Physics Teachers in the Community of Practice. American Journal of Educational Research and Reviews, 2018,3:40. DOI:10.28933/ajerr-2018-11-2508


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