ERIC Number: ED400195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Doing Science: Innovative Curriculum for the Life Sciences.
Glasgow, Neal A.
This book was designed to open up opportunities to expand an instructor's "teaching toolbox." It contains numerous examples of activities or ideas that can be implemented with few modifications to engage students. This book synthesizes one science program's 5-year curricular development experience into a form that addresses and reflects all the concerns one faces when involved in curricular innovation and change. Professionals involved in curricular innovation and change will find not only philosophy but practical information that will help them manage and better understand the issues they confront. These issues include overview and critique of secondary science education; definitive identification of many current instructional or curricular strategies; creation, design, and development of problem and activity scenarios; student management methods within activities; curricular accountability within problem-based activities; matching activities to framework guides; assessment, evaluation methods, examples, and suggestions on how to do it within problem-based activities; a large number of working applications and examples of activities with examples of how a particular activity might really work in class; and communicative strategies for managing curricular change for students, teachers, and parents. Contains 23 references. (JRH)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Hands on Science, Innovation, Problem Solving, Science Activities, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (clothbound: ISBN-0-8039-6476-5; paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6477-3).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A