ERIC Number: ED502051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Science Graduate Students in K-8 Classrooms: Experiences and Reflections
Gilmer, Penny J., Ed.; Granger, D. Ellen, Ed.; Butler, Wilbert, Ed.
Southeast Eisenhower Regional Center for Mathematics and Science Education (SERC)
This monograph uses a variety of data resources and socio-cultural theoretical frames to highlight the benefits, contradictions, and directions for the future of collaboration between K-12 education and university scientists based on research and evaluation of a NSF-funded project from the Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education program (GK-12). Topics cover a range of interests for science educators and include the infusion of good science into curricula, personal learning and growth as a teacher, inquiry and the use of models such as the learning cycle, cooperative learning, effective teaching, and learning science with understanding. Following a Foreword by Kenneth Tobin, nine chapters include: (1) Florida State University Science Graduate Students Working With K-12 Teachers and Students (D. Ellen Granger); (2) Incorporating Physics Into the Middle School Science Curriculum (David Graf); (3) Impacts of the GK-12 Experience on the University (Danielle Sherdan); (4) Shifting Sands and Butterfly Gardens: Growing a Scientifically Literate Society (Mabry Gaboardi); (5) Cooperative Group Learning in Inquiry-Based Science Activities (Katie McGhee); (6) The Learning Cycle of Classroom Management: A Design for Producing an Effective Teacher (Jocelyn Dudley); (7) Better Lessons Through Topic Research (Heaya Summy); (8) Lessons Learned From the Partnership of a GK-12 Fellow and a Third-Grade Teacher (Wendy J. Walton and Roberta Trowbridge); and (9) Science Graduate Students Enhancing K-8 Education (Penny J. Gilmer and Martin Balinsky). Figures, tables and references are provided by chapter. An index is included.
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Graduate Students, Science Activities, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Cooperative Learning, Learning Processes, Teaching Methods, Science Curriculum, Teaching Assistants, College School Cooperation, Physics, Curriculum Enrichment, Formative Evaluation, Educational Improvement, Teaching Experience, Consortia
Southeast Eisenhower Regional Center for Mathematics and Science Education (SERC). 915 Northridge Street 2nd Floor, Greensboro, NC 27403. Tel: 800-755-3277; Fax: 336-315-7457; Web site: http://www.serve.org
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: Southeast Eisenhower Regional Consortium for Mathematics and Science Education, Tallahassee, FL.