ERIC Number: ED391638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Science Is A Study of Earth: A Resource Guide for Science Curriculum Restructure.
Mayer, Victor J., Ed.; Fortner, Rosanne W., Ed.
Earth Systems Education (ESE) is an effort to establish within U.S. schools more effective programs designed to increase public understanding of the Earth System that surrounds and sustains us all. ESE focuses on establishing an understanding of the processes that operate within our environment and uses the science thinking and problem-solving processes that are of most use in studying and solving the many social problems that confront the world today. This document is a product of a special summer workshop of participants from the Program for Leadership in Earth Systems Education (PLESE). Sections include: (1) "Exploring Earth Systems Education"; (2) "The National Context for Science Education Reform"; (3) "Successful Strategies for Using Earth Systems Education in Science Curriculum Restructure"; (4) "A Guide to ESE Curriculum Restructure and Implementation"; (5) "Teaching Approaches in an Earth Systems Classroom"; (6) "Resources for Implementing Earth Systems Education"; (7) "Conducting Earth Systems Education Workshops"; (8) "Scoping Out an Earth Systems Curriculum"; and (9) "Sample Activities and Units." (JRH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Science Activities, Science and Society, Science Course Improvement Projects, Science Curriculum, Workshops
The Ohio State University, School of Natural Resources, ECEI Program, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210.
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of Northern Colorado, Greeley.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus. School of Natural Resources.
Note: Large poster accompanying original document not included in ERIC copy.