ERIC Number: ED472971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Feb-1
Investigating Phenomena and Negotiating Ideas in the Middle School Science Classroom and Community: Would the Teacher Please Be Quiet?
Jablon, Paul; Van Sickle, Meta
In their complex nature, early adolescents want to believe in their teachers. Teachers demonstrating what they believe earn respect from students. In science education, it is vital to link scientific phenomena to daily life and social decision making skills to engage students in developing science-process skills. The science-technology- society (STS) curriculum serves as an excellent framework for this purpose with early adolescents. This paper reviews inquiry-based and STS science teaching and discusses classroom practices to maximize the effectiveness of the curriculum. (Contains 18 references.) (YDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers of Science (St. Louis, MO, January 29-February 2, 2003).