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ERIC Number: EJ1095161
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Ways to Include Global Climate Change in Courses for Prospective Teachers
van Zee, Emily; Grobart, Emma; Roberts-Harris, Deborah
Journal of College Science Teaching, v45 n3 Jan 2016
What responsibility do science teacher educators have for engaging students in learning about global climate change in courses? How can the topic of global climate change be added to an already packed course curriculum? The authors have begun assembling instructional resources and learning ways others have incorporated global climate change in their courses. They present an incremental approach, thinking about ways to extend what they are already doing to help students understand at least some of the scientific concepts and reasoning underlying the claims being made, potential social impacts, and relevant educational policies. They describe how they are modifying the curriculum as instructors in an introductory physics course and an elementary science teaching methods course for prospective teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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