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ERIC Number: EJ1103329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1492-6156
Meaning Making with Motion Is Messy: Developing a STEM Learning Community
LópezLeiva, Carlos; Roberts-Harris, Deborah; von Toll, Elizabeth
Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, v16 n2 p169-182 2016
Through a collaborative effort between a sixth-grade teacher and two university faculty, we designed an integrated unit to learn about motion and we learned that an integrated teaching and learning experience about motion is MESSY (i.e., it includes movement, engagement, social interactions, spontaneity, yikes, and yippees!). We engaged in a twofold goal process of integrating mathematics, science, and technology. First, we embedded an inquiry approach in our planning and facilitation of learning experiences. Second, students coconstructed their understandings of motion through collective inquiry. School and university faculty, as well as students, learned about inquiry, about using motion detectors to learn and teach about motion, and about how mutual respect and collaboration support productive STEM learning, teaching, and research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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