ERIC Number: ED457035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Developing Inquiry-Based Science Materials: A Guide for Educators.
Thier, Herbert D.
This book provides guidance to beginning and experienced educational material developers. The targeted objectives are guiding developers on external funding, explaining the complex process of developing instructional materials, and pointing out the human interactions and issues involved in the development process. Chapters include: (1) "The Teacher's Stradivarius"; (2) "How Guided Inquiry Fulfills Society's New Definition of Education"; (3) "Designing Materials for Guided Inquiry: Three Principles"; (4) "Finding and Managing Funds"; (5) "Putting Together the Project Team"; (6) "Working with Commercial Partners"; (7) "Working Together: Collaborations for Success"; (8) "Assessment and Evaluation"; (9) "Drafting and Testing Initial Versions"; (10) "Preparing for Publication: National Field Tests and Final Revisions"; (11) "Implementation, Dissemination, and the Role of the Teacher"; (12) "Closure and Continuity"; (13) "Professionalizing Materials Development"; and (14) "Designing Your Project and Preparing Your Proposal: A Checklist." (Contains 53 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Financial Support, Inquiry, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Science Education, Teacher Collaboration
Teachers College Press, P.O. Box 20, Williston, VT 05495-0020 (paperback: ISBN-0-8077-4123-X, $25.95; clothbound: ISBN-0-8077-4124-8, $54). Tel: 800-575-6566 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.teacherscollegepress.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Board of Regents.
Note: With Bennett Daviss. "A project of the Lawrence Hall of Science, Center for Curriculum Innovation."