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DiBiase, Warren J. – Science Activities, 2001
Presents the activity of building a cotton-ball catapult collaboratively. Uses available spare parts and stimulates students to use their knowledge, skills, and past experiences. (YDS)|
Descriptors: Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Experience, Middle Schools
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DiBiase, Warren J. – 2000
Without teacher change, a successful educational reform is either incidental or superficial. Therefore, it is very important to understand the nature of teacher change for science educators. Mezirow's transformation theory, a constructivist theory, provides a theoretical basis for both teacher learning and teacher change. This paper presents an…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Change, Learning Processes
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DiBiase, Warren J.; Mahler, Joseph; Melton, Bill – Science Teacher, 2002
Presents an activity that investigates the reflections on a mirror. Focuses on the relationship between a person's height and the mirror's height. (YDS)|
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Lesson Plans, Light, Misconceptions
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DiBiase, Warren J.; Wagner, Eugene P. – School Science and Mathematics, 2002
Reports on a project designed to develop an inquiry-based approach to curriculum and instruction in a general chemistry course. Reports that a major objective, met in various ways, was to develop a laboratory curriculum that meshes intimately with lecture. (Author/MM)|
Descriptors: Chemistry, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Higher Education
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Wagner, Eugene P.; DiBiase, Warren J. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2001
Describes Operation CHEM1251, an on-going project designed to implement a standards-based approach to instruction in the general chemistry curriculum at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Results indicate that this is the first time in five years that any day-time first semester general chemistry course section scored significantly…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Chemistry, Course Descriptions, Higher Education
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Wagner, Eugene P.; Sasser, Howell; DiBiase, Warren J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2002
Develops a sensitive and specific pre-semester assessment for students enrolled in general chemistry for science majors that would identify students at risk for failing the course. The student pre-semester assessment (SPSA) predicted 40.8% of the students who went on to fail first-semester general chemistry. It was a better predictor of at-risk…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, At Risk Persons, Chemistry, Educational Diagnosis
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DiBiase, Warren J.; Queen, J. Allen – Clearing House, 1999
Describes varieties of scheduling, inadequacy of the short-period schedule, and the historical background of block scheduling. Discusses effective block scheduling at the middle-grades level and advantages of fan-block schedules. Outlines classroom strategies for use in blocks and a sample learning-cycle lesson for social studies. (SR)|
Descriptors: Block Scheduling, Class Activities, Instructional Effectiveness, Middle Schools
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Rubba, Peter A., Ed.; Rye, James A., Ed.; DiBiase, Warren J., Ed.; Crawford, Barbara A., Ed. – 2002
This document contains the proceedings of the 2002 Annual International Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science which was held in Charlotte, North Carolina, January 10-13, 2002. Papers include: (1) "Teaching Science Methods Courses with Web-Enhanced Activities" (Alec M. Bodzin); (2) "How Is Your Lawnmower Working?…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Block Scheduling, Conference Papers, Elementary Secondary Education
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Nesbit, Catherine R.; DiBiase, Warren J.; Miller, Anne-Courtney S.; Wallace, Josephine D. – 2001
Reform in science education not only focuses on student learning but also on the changing role that teachers play in the reform movement. This change involves teachers assuming new leadership roles in both their classrooms and schools. The leadership role involves teachers bringing about school-wide change by involving their school colleagues in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Education, Faculty Development, Mathematics Teachers
Rubba, Peter A., Ed.; Rye, James A., Ed.; DiBiase, Warren J., Ed.; Crawford, Barbara A., Ed. – 2001
This document contains the proceedings of the 2001 Annual International Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science which was held in Costa Mesa, California, January 18-21, 2001. Papers include: (1) "An Elementary Preservice Teacher's Search for Solutions about the Evolution-Divine Creation Question: The Story of Tracy"…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Block Scheduling, Conference Papers, Elementary Secondary Education
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Pugalee, David K.; DiBiase, Warren J.; Wood, Karen D. – Middle School Journal, 1999
Discusses the role of writing about problem solving in the development of mathematics and science skills. Provides examples of student writing in math and science to show students' enhanced engagement and cognitive awareness. (JPB)|
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Middle Schools, Problem Solving
Rubba, Peter A., Ed.; Rye, James A., Ed.; Keig, Patricia F., Ed.; DiBiase, Warren J., Ed. – 2000
Papers from the proceedings of the 2000 Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (AETS) include: (1) "A Quantitative Examination of Teacher Self Efficacy and Knowledge of the Anture of Science" (Chun, Sajin and Oliver, J. Steve); (2) "Investigating Preservice Elementary Teachers' Self-Efficacy Relative to Self…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Curriculum
Nesbit, Catherine R., Ed.; Wallace, Josephine D.,Ed.; Pugalee, David K., Ed.; Miller, Anne-Courtney, Ed.; DiBiase, Warren J., Ed. – 2001
This book approaches the subject of leadership among science and mathematics teachers during times of educational reform from the perspective of local decision making, personal action, and respect of peers. The view of leadership presented in this book elevates the profession rather than the status of individuals, and the view is supported by…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Higher Education, Leadership Training, Mathematics Teachers
Miller, Anne-Courtney S.; Wallace, Josephine D.; DiBiase, Warren J.; Nesbit, C. R. – 1999
A holistic approach to research design was used in this analysis of a long term, large scale professional development project held at 8 university sites in one state over a 3 year period that involved 360 teacher leaders and their principals from 180 elementary schools. The purpose of this analysis was to examine the links among professional…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Education, Leadership, Mathematics Education