ERIC Number: ED352257
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Senior High Science: Teacher Resource Manual, 1992 (Interim).
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Communications Branch.
This manual is designed to provide teachers with practical information to assist them as they implement the new science programs in their classrooms. A number of factors have influenced the development of the Alberta Senior High School Science Program. The Alberta Education policy paper, "Secondary Education in Alberta" (1985); the Science Council of Canada report, "Science for Every Student" (1984); and the American Association for the Advancement of Science report "Science for All Americans" (1989), were very influential in setting the goals, objectives and structure of the program of studies. The goal of scientific literacy achieved through emphasis on the interactions among science, technology, and society (STS), shaped the program of studies. This manual contains the following sections: "Science Classrooms into the 21st Century,""Teaching Strategies,""Preparation and Planning,""Assessment and Evaluation," and "Resources." The following essays are included in the section of teaching strategies: "Teaching for Thinking,""Teaching for Conceptual Change,""Teacher as Facilitator,""Questioning Techniques,""Cooperative Learning,""Language for Thinking and Communication,""Effective Use of a Research Process,""Periodicals in the Classroom,""An STS Context,""Controversial Issues,""Thematic Approach,""Environmental Approaches,""Agricultural Connections,""Technology and Media,""Traditional and Local Knowledge,""Teaching with Gender Balance," and "'Microchemistry' and Responsible Disposal." (PR)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Cooperative Learning, Educational Change, Educational Resources, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Language Skills, Learning Theories, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods, Technology
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Communications Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada