ERIC Number: ED370935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Team Teaching in the Saturday Morning Search for Solutions.
Solomon, Pearl G.; And Others
The Marie Curie Mathematics and Science Center at St. Thomas Aquinas College (New York), in a comprehensive effort to improve mathematics and science education, offers the Saturday Morning Search for Solutions enrichment program for area students in grades 7-12. The program is interdisciplinary, connecting technology and the study of societal problems with mathematics and science. This paper describes the processes and effects of team teaching and constructivist approaches to learning documented in 3 successive years of the program. The approaches were presented to students by teams of scientists and professional teachers in a community of discourse or apprenticeship model in nontraditional field sites that included real science laboratories. The purposes of the model were to improve students' attitudes and interests in their own involvement in mathematics and science; and increase students' knowledge of the practice of real mathematics and science and the working environment of scientists. Results confirm the feasibility of the model, and offer positive qualitative evidence of program effects. Sample activities and materials, and an outline of program evaluation design and outcomes are included. (Contains 14 references.) (Author/LL)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College School Cooperation, Constructivism (Learning), Enrichment Activities, Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Nontraditional Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Scientists, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Teaching Models, Team Teaching, Weekend Programs
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Saint Thomas Aquinas College NY
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 4-8, 1994).