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ERIC Number: ED349124
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Children as Explorers. Guidebook 3. Schools That Work: The Research Advantage.
Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.; North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.; Public Broadcasting Service, Washington, DC. PBS Elementary/Secondary Service.; American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.
A series of eight videoconferences was designed to help educational professionals improve schools by applying knowledge gained from research. During the videoconference programs, which are transmitted by satellite to facilities with receiving capacity, viewers can interact by telephone with the program presenters. Each program covers a specific topic and each has a "content partner" (a learning center, institute, teachers' association or other specialized group) that supplies expertise in the program area. The format of the program involves the presentation of two stories depicting classrooms or communities that have successfully integrated research with practice, and a question-and-answer session with the studio audience and remote viewers. In this document, a review of research on science education is followed by an overview of the third program in the series, which covers the topic of science instruction and learning. In this program, the first story illustrates the ways in which an instructional approach derived from research has enabled students in a high school class to increase their knowledge about science. The second story demonstrates how a community of researchers, scientists, and teachers works to provide a rich learning experience for middle school students in San Antonio, Texas. A series of follow-up activities relevant to the topic of science education is described. Additional materials include biographical information on videoconference participants, a list of resources on science instruction, a glossary of terms, and a 10-item reference list. (BC)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Class Activities, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Research and Development, Science Instruction, Science Interests, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship
Publications Department, North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 1900 Spring Road, Suite 300, Oak Brook, IL 60521-1480 (Videotape and guidebook, $25.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.; North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.; Public Broadcasting Service, Washington, DC. PBS Elementary/Secondary Service.; American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.