Paulina Bravo Gonzalez
Institution: University College London, Institute of Education
My name is Paulina Bravo Gonzalez, I am a biologist and currently I am a PhD student at the Institute of Education University College of London. I come from Chile and the present research was related to how science teachers can develop their Pedagogical Content Knowledge of the theory of Evolution and Nature of Science through the reflection of their own practice. Since 2007 I am working with a group of secondary science teachers (called PRETeC) in a continuous professional development. Our main aim is to share our practice and learn from our own experience trying to improve the teaching of science. My topic in the PhD is related to the big ideas in science education and how science teachers can create and develop their own big ideas related to their context, students and knowledge.