ERIC Number: ED467603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Journeys of Transformation: A Statewide Effort by Mathematics and Science Professors To Improve Student Understanding. Case Reports from Participants in the Maryland Collaborative for Teacher Preparation.
Gardner, Maureen B., Ed.
This document presents the Maryland Collaborative for Teacher Preparation (MCTP) faculty's reviews on instructional issues of different disciplines. Contents include: (1) "The Maryland Collaborative for Teacher Preparation"; (2) "Guiding Principles: New Thinking in Mathematics and Science Teaching"; (3) "Introduction: Parallel Journeys of Risk and Reward" (Maureen B. Gardner); (4) "Elementary Geometry" (Karen Benbury); (5) "Interdisciplinary Science and Mathematics: Geometry and the Round Earth" (Kenneth Berg and James Fey); (6) "A Constructivist Approach to Plate Tectonics" (Rachel J. Burks); (7) "A Mathematical Modeling Course for Elementary Education Majors" (Don Cathcart and Tom Horseman); (8) "Adaptation of a Traditional Study of Enzyme Structure and Properties for the Constructivist Classroom" (Katherine J. Denniston and Joseph J. Topping); (9) "The Air We Breathe: Is Dilution the Solution to Pollution?" (Thomas C. O'Haver); (10) "Constructing the Stream Community: The Ecology of Flowing Waters" (Joanne Settel and Tom N. Hooe); (11) "The Challenge of Teaching Biology 100: Can I Really Promote Active Learning in a Large Lecture?" (Philip G. Sokolove); (12) "A Shift in Mathematics Teaching: Guiding Students to Become Independent Learners" (Richard C. Weimer, Karen Parks, and John Jones); and (13) "A Tale of Two Professors: Faculty Profiles." Appendices include: "References for Reading,""Highlights of National Recommendations," and "MCTP Advisors and Participants." (Contains 49 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Change, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematics Instruction, Models, Science Instruction, Teacher Education, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Methods
For full text: http://www.towson.edu/csme/mctp/Journeys/Journeys_of_Transformation.pdf.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Div. of Undergraduate Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For Part II, see SE 066 624. Editorial assistant was Donna L. Ayres.