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ERIC Number: ED529365
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr-11
Pages: 340
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ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8058-6054-2
Science Learning and Instruction: Taking Advantage of Technology to Promote Knowledge Integration
Linn, Marcia C.; Eylon, Bat-Sheva
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
"Science Learning and Instruction" describes advances in understanding the nature of science learning and their implications for the design of science instruction. The authors show how design patterns, design principles, and professional development opportunities coalesce to create and sustain effective instruction in each primary scientific domain: earth science, life science, and physical science. Calling for more in depth and less fleeting coverage of science topics in order to accomplish knowledge integration, the book highlights the importance of designing the instructional materials, the examples that are introduced in each scientific domain, and the professional development that accompanies these materials. It argues that unless all these efforts are made simultaneously, educators cannot hope to improve science learning outcomes. The book also addresses how many policies, including curriculum, standards, guidelines, and standardized tests, work against the goal of integrative understanding, and discusses opportunities to rethink science education policies based on research findings from instruction that emphasizes such understanding. This book contains the following chapters: (1) Introduction and Overview; (2) Typical Instructional Patterns; (3) Transforming Science Instruction with Technology: A Thermodynamics Case Study; (4) Particulate Structure of Matter: A Case Study; (5) Knowledge Integration Principals and Patterns; (6) Lectures and Technology; (7) Experimentation and Knowledge Integration; (8) Making Visualizations Valuable; (9) Collaboration for Knowledge Integration; (10) Professional Development for Knowledge Integration; (11) The Case for Knowledge Integration. Also included are an index and references.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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