The book is international in scope and shows value for difference in the perspectives, values, and theoretical underpinnings of authors.
Author: Lynn A. Bryan
Publisher: Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers
13 Questions: Reframing Education's Conversation: Science examines thirteen critical questions confronting contemporary science education and a dynamic and evolving universe threatened by issues of sustainability and disharmony. The world's leading scholars in science education utilize cutting-edge theories and analyses to illuminate possible pathways in a world threatened by global warming, mass extinctions, and pervasive conflicts. These provocative responses to some of the most difficult questions facing science education to date are intended to provoke, expand, and enlighten readers about possibilities for transforming and enhancing the social and physical worlds we inhabit and for which we are stewards. The sections of 13 Questions address science curriculum; power and science education; quality of science teachers; quality of science students; quality of science teacher education; equity; language; religion; race; families; culture of science and science education; political issues and science education; and bold visions for science education. The book is international in scope and shows value for difference in the perspectives, values, and theoretical underpinnings of authors.
What science important content may be pushed aside? This book, tackles many of these tough questions head on.
Author: Leonard A. Annetta
The need for a scientifically literate citizenry, one that is able to think critically and engage productively in the engineering design process, has never been greater. By raising engineering design to the same level as scientific inquiry the Next Generation Science Standards’ (NGSS) have signaled their commitment to the integration of engineering design into the fabric of science education. This call has raised many critical questions...How well do these new standards represent what actually engineers do? Where do the deep connections among science and engineering practices lie? To what extent can (or even should) science and engineering practices co-exist in formal and informal educational spaces? Which of the core science concepts are best to leverage in the pursuit of coherent and compelling integration of engineering practices? What science important content may be pushed aside? This book, tackles many of these tough questions head on. All of the contributing authors consider the same core question: Given the rapidly changing landscape of science education, including the elevated status of engineering design, what are the best approaches to the effective integration of the science and engineering practices? They answered with rich descriptions of pioneering approaches, critical insights, and useful practical examples of how embodying a culture of interdisciplinarity and innovation can fuel the development of a scientifically literate citizenry . This collection of work builds traversable bridges across diverse research communities and begins to break down long standing disciplinary silos that have historically often hamstrung well-meaning efforts to bring research and practice from science and engineering together in meaningful and lasting ways.
The question stem more commonly found in the United States asks , “ Which of
the following does not belong ? " Test questions of this sort seem silly . There is
no readily apparent “ right answer , " and test takers have no opportunity to ...
Author: Jack L. Nelson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
Comprehensive coverage is offered in this work of 17 of the most hotly debated issues in education today. Each chapter presents two alternative positions on a particular issue, and end-of-chapter discussion questions aid in the critical thinking process.
Although these courses have had a major impact on the philosophy and rhetoric
of science education , they have by no ... look then at what research says on the
question of whether laboratory experiences are critical to good science teaching .
Author: Mary Budd Rowe
Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, p, e, i, s, t.
Conclusion Adopting a critical and feminist theoretical framework provided me
the opportunity to take into account my ... on science education , and the access
to and success of historically underrepresented students in STEM fields , it is ...
Author: Frances K. Stage
This volume challenges quantitative researchers to become more critical. By providing examples from the work of several prominent researchers, and by offering concrete recommendations, the editor and authors deliver messages that are likely to cause many educational researchers to reexamine their own work. Traditional quantitative research tends to be probabilistic, and often mass the experiences of many subgroups in the population. Most models, framesworks, and findings that appy to the majority of students and faculty may not adequately apply to important subpopulations as defined by their entry status, financial condition, residential origin, sex, ethnicity, and religious orientation. The collective efforts described here will help readers become more sensitive to the nuances among various educational groups, and to pay more attention to outliers. This volume supplies both motivation and analytical support to those who might incorporate criticality into their own quantitative work, as well as to those who wish read critical perspectives with an open mind about what they might find. This is the 133rd volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Institutional Research.
Developing Programs for STEM Education Perspective Time Participants
Location Problems Products Agreement ... Table 10.7 identifies questions that
will help you think through some of the important perspectives of this critical
phase of ...
Author: Rodger W. Bybee
Publisher: NSTA Press
"If you are interested in STEM education, policies, programs or practices, or you work on STEM in some capacity at any level, The case for STEM education will prove to be valuable reading. Author Rodger W. Bybee has written this book to inspire individuals in leadership roles to better understand and take action on STEM initiatives. The book's 10 chapters accomplish several tasks: Put STEM in context by outlining the challenges facing STEM education, drawing lessons from the Sputnik moment of the 1950s and 1960s, and contrasting contemporary STEM with other education reforms; Explore appropriate roles for the federal government, as well as states, districts, and individual schools; Offer several ideas and recommendations you can use to develop action plans for STEM. With an emphasis on both thinking and acting, The case for STEM education is a must-read for leaders at all levels: national and state policy makers, state-level educators responsible for STEM initiatives, college and university faculty who educate future STEM teachers, local administrators who make decisions about district and school programs, and teachers who represent STEM disciplines." - Back cover.
That is this book." —Kimberly D. Tanner, professor, department of biology, and director, The Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory, San Francisco State University In Teaching and Learning STEM, well-known STEM education ...
Author: Richard M. Felder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Rethink traditional teaching methods to improve student learning and retention in STEM Educational research has repeatedly shown that compared to traditional teacher-centered instruction, certain learner-centered methods lead to improved learning outcomes, greater development of critical high-level skills, and increased retention in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Teaching and Learning STEM presents a trove of practical research-based strategies for designing and teaching courses and assessing students' learning. The book draws on the authors' extensive backgrounds and decades of experience in STEM education and faculty development. Its engaging and well-illustrated descriptions will equip you to implement the strategies in your courses and to deal effectively with problems (including student resistance) that might occur in the implementation. The book will help you: Plan and conduct class sessions in which students are actively engaged, no matter how large the class is Make good use of technology in face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses and flipped classrooms Assess how well students are acquiring the knowledge, skills, and conceptual understanding the course is designed to teach Help students develop expert problem-solving skills and skills in communication, creative thinking, critical thinking, high-performance teamwork, and self-directed learning Meet the learning needs of STEM students with a broad diversity of attributes and backgrounds The strategies presented in Teaching and Learning STEM don't require revolutionary time-intensive changes in your teaching, but rather a gradual integration of traditional and new methods. The result will be continual improvement in your teaching and your students' learning.
The Routledge International Handbook of Research on Teaching Thinking is a comprehensive guide to research on teaching thinking.
Author: Rupert Wegerif
The Routledge International Handbook of Research on Teaching Thinking is a comprehensive guide to research on teaching thinking. Teaching thinking is key to growing a more successful economy, is needed for increased democratic engagement and is vital for the well-being of individuals faced with the complexity of a globalised world. However, there are questions about what we mean by ‘thinking’, how best to teach it and how best to assess it, and it is these questions that this handbook explores and addresses. Containing surveys and summaries of international, cutting-edge research on every aspect of teaching thinking in a range of contexts, the handbook is thorough in its delivery, examining many different approaches and methods to help readers understand what teaching thinking is and how we can best take this movement forward. Key topics include: • Theoretical perspectives on teaching thinking • Approaches for teaching thinking • Developing creative thinking • Developing critical thinking and metacognition • The assessment of thinking • Teaching thinking in the context of STEM • Collaborative thinking and new technology • Neuro-educational research on teaching thinking This book is an essential guide for policy-makers, teachers and researchers who are interested in teaching thinking
Chapter 6 The Question of Deciding How Much : Seeking the Optimum Level of
Ignorance Before we can seriously begin to create the kind of educational system
most appropriate for this country , we must examine several additional critical
questions . ... Many of our difficulties with public education stem from the fact that
parents , students , educators , and politicians rarely see eye - to - eye on what
Author: James R. Rinehart
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
This insightful look at American education explores difficult but realistic solutions to the education dilemma. Focusing on parent/student choice and deregulation or privatization of public schools, the authors suggest that these two ingredients would revitalize American education. Reform efforts within the present government monopolistic system will inevitably fail because this system ignores basic laws of human behavior. Rinehart and Lee argue that increased choice and unencumbered competition among schools result in dramatic educational improvement. Written for professionals and laymen, this volume views the American educational system from a provocative new perspective.
The college-level factors are important in efforts to generate higher levels of
persistence toward the completion of a ... to answer questions related to racial
and ethnic minority students' success in STEM should illuminate the
heterogeneity in ...
Author: Samuel D. Museus
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The National Context: Important Trends in Racial Demographics and STEM Fields. The Urgency of Fostering Minority Students' Success in STEM. Purpose and Overview of the Volume. Key Concepts and Definitions. Limitations of the Volume. The Current Condition of Minority Students in STEM. The Impact of Race and Racism on Minority Students' Success in STEM. Factors in K-12 Education That Influence the Success of Racial and Ethnic Minority Students in the STEM Circuit. The Link Between Academic Preparedness in K-12 Education and Minority Students' Success in STEM. K-12 Contributors to the Insufficient Academic Preparation of Minority Students in STEM. K-12 Factors That Promote the Success of Minority Students in STEM. K-12 Initiatives That Contribute to Preparedness and Success Among Minority Students in STEM. Conclusion. Factors That Influence Success Among Racial and Ethnic Minority College Students in the STEM Circuit. The Role of Colorblind Meritocracy and Affirmative Action. The Impact of Economic Influences. The Impact of Minority-Serving Institutions and Selective Institutions. The Impact of Campus Environments. The Impact of Institutional Agents. The Impact of Psychological Factors. The Impact of STEM-Specific Opportunity and Support Programs. Conclusion. Implications for Future Research, Policy, and Practice in STEM Education. The Racial and Ethnic Minorities in STEM Model. Implications for Future Research. Implications for Future Policy. Implications for Future Practice. Conclusion.
Emily Hunt's book offers an exciting collection of 40 tried-and-tested, easy-to-resource STEM activities.
Author: Emily Hunt
Emily Hunt's book offers an exciting collection of 40 tried-and-tested, easy-to-resource STEM activities.
A particularly important question is whether to include some study of the Bible in
high school literature courses . Many would say it ... Because both the standards
and the texts hold that economics is a value - free social science . Within the ...
Author: James C. Carper
Carper and Hunt cover the historical and current issues relating to religion and American K-12 schools.