ERIC Number: EJ1051088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Reference Count: 6
What We Learned from a Tomato: Partnering with a Content Expert Plants New Ideas for Instruction
Ermeling, Bradley A.
Journal of Staff Development, v36 n1 p30-32, 39 Feb 2014
The interactions described in this article represent an example of teachers expanding horizons of instructional plans as a direct result of outside expert contributions. After alerting teachers to oversimplified claims about the benefits of lycopene, the research fellow presented the team with a wider range of instructional options to consider that might better support their learning goals. In follow-up focus groups, teachers described how their lesson plans became more focused on helping students think critically about the scientific process than would have been possible without the outside assistance. They also described how these lesson changes directly supported important learning outcomes for students.
Descriptors: Expertise, Lesson Plans, Focus Groups, Critical Thinking, Science Process Skills, Outcomes of Education, Goal Orientation, Educational Objectives, Partnerships in Education, Science Instruction, Food
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