Diagnosis of the didactic and scientific knowledge of teachers: The case of the panamanian education system

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Abstract

The research presented in this paper derives from a broad study of Panamanian science teachers carried out in the context of the Plan de Evaluación de los Aprendizajes de Ciencias y Mate-mática. This plan stars in 2008 and was held by Secretaría Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innova-ción (SENACYT) from Panama. The goal was to evaluate not only the science education knowledge but also the scientific one of a Panamanian science teacher sample. The ultimate goal was to identify the weaknesses in teachers knowledge to orientate the government in the in service teacher programs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-247
JournalEnsenanza de las Ciencias
Volume31
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Science
  • Science education knowledge
  • Scientific knowledge
  • Teachers' evaluation

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