ERIC Number: EJ1008535
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May-22
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Teachers Shift Instructional Approaches to Bring "Next Generation" into Class
Robelen, Erik W.
Education Week, v32 n32 p1, 18-19 May 2013
Well before the Next Generation Science Standards became final last month, teachers in pockets around the country were already exploring the vision for science education espoused by the document and bringing elements of that approach to the classroom. The new standards call for bringing greater depth to K-12 students' understanding of the subject and asking them to apply knowledge through the practices of scientific inquiry and engineering design, among other elements. The Next Generation standards, developed by a coalition of 26 states and several national groups, still await individual state adoption by all but Rhode Island, which took formal action May 23. Substantial attention, though, is being turned to laying the groundwork for implementation, including teacher training and professional development, assessment, and curriculum and instructional materials.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Standards, Hands on Science, Science Curriculum, Genetics, Biology
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Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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