ERIC Number: ED411145
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Creative Childhood Experiences in Mathematics and Science. Projects, Activity Series, and Centers for Early Childhood.
Rillero, Peter; Allison, Jeanette
This guide is for preservice and inservice early childhood educators and presents ideas for active learning in science and mathematics. The child-centered and active-learning experiences represent three categories of learning opportunities: (1) projects; (2) activity series; and (3) activity centers. The experiences emphasize creating meaningful learning experiences, promoting reflection and discussion, and connecting new events to prior experiences. The material is organized by chapter and includes three chapters on supporting learning, seven chapters providing examples of activity series, four chapters pertaining to activity centers, five chapters devoted to the project approach, and seven chapters that delve deeply into the issues and practices related to the integration of mathematics and science instruction across the curriculum. Each chapter contains specific classroom examples and proven strategies. (DDR)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Centers (Classroom), Learning Modules, Learning Theories, Mathematics Activities, Relevance (Education), Science Activities, Science and Society, Teaching Guides
ERIC/CSMEE, 1929 Kenny Road, Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43210-1080.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.