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The Art of Teaching Science

Inquiry and Innovation in Middle School and High School
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Paperback 05/08/2004 ISBN13: 9780195155334 ISBN10: 0195155335 The Art of Teaching Science focuses on the preparation of science teachers as professional artists. This text emphasizes a humanistic, experiential, and constructivist approach to teaching and learning, integrating a wide variety of pedagogical learning tools. These tools involve inquiry, experimentation, reflection, writing, discussion, and interaction. Becoming a science teacher is a creative process, and this innovative textbook encourages students to construct ideas about science teaching through their interactions with peers, professionals, and instructors, and through hands-on, minds-on activities designed to foster a collaborative, thoughtful learning environment.

The Art of Teaching Science is a science-teaching handbook designed for the professional development of middle- and high-school science teachers. The experiential tools in the book make it useful for both pre- and in-service teacher education environments, easily adapted to any classroom setting. Profound changes in our understanding of the goals of science teaching-as evidenced by the emphasis on inquiry-based activities advocated by the National Science Education Standards-underscore the need to equip a new cadre of educators with the proper tools to encourage innovation and science literacy in the classroom. Providing meaningful learning experiences and connections with the most recent research and understanding of science teaching, The Art of Teaching Science sets the standard for the future of science education.

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This dynamic new book focuses on the preparation of science teachers as professional artists. The text emphasizes a humanistic, experiential, and constructivist approach to teaching and learning, integrating a wide variety of pedagogical learning tools. These tools involve inquiry, experimentation, reflection, writing, discussion, and interaction. Becoming a science teacher is a creative process, and this innovative textbook encourages students to construct ideas about science teaching through their interactions with peers, professionals, and instructors, and through hands-on, minds-on activities designed to foster a collaborative, thoughtful learning environment.

The Art of Teaching Science is a science-teaching handbook designed for the professional development of middle and high school science teachers. The experiential tools in the book make it useful for both pre- and in-service teacher education environments, easily adapted to any classroom setting. Profound changes in our understanding of the goals of science teaching"-as evidenced by the emphasis on inquiry-based activities advocated by the National Science Education Standards"-underscore the need to equip a new cadre of educators with the proper tools to encourage innovation and science literacy in the classroom. Providing meaningful learning experiences and connections with the most recent research and understanding of science teaching, The Art of Teaching Science sets the standard for the future of science education.

Features

  • Organizes each chapter into two sections: one that focuses on content and theme and one called the Science Teaching Gazette, a newspaper-like feature containing a variety of strategies for extending chapter concepts outside the classroom
  • Opens each chapter with case studies to highlight real-world scenarios and applications of teaching theory
  • Contains 42 Inquiry Activities that provide opportunities to explore the dimensions of science teaching and increase professional expertise
  • Includes Think Pieces and Problems and Extensions throughout the text to aid students in forming, developing, and sharing their ideas
  • Offers chapter sections called Science Teachers Talk, written by educators from around the world to provide different points of view and encourage creative approaches to pedagogical issues


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