ERIC Number: ED535695
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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How Students Learn: Science in the Classroom
Donovan, M. Suzanne, Ed.; Bransford, John D., Ed.
National Academies Press
"How Students Learn: Science in the Classroom" builds on the discoveries detailed in the best-selling "How People Learn." Now these findings are presented in a way that teachers can use immediately, to revitalize their work in the classroom for even greater effectiveness. Organized for utility, the book explores how the principles of learning can be applied in science at three levels: elementary, middle, and high school. Leading educators explain in detail how they developed successful curricula and teaching approaches, presenting strategies that serve as models for curriculum development and classroom instruction. Their recounting of personal teaching experiences lends strength and warmth to this volume. This book discusses how to build straightforward science experiments into true understanding of scientific principles. It also features illustrated suggestions for classroom activities.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Learning, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Science, Secondary School Science, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools, Curriculum Development, Science Experiments, Scientific Principles, Science Activities, Class Activities, Light, Inquiry
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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