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ERIC Number: EJ1134822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
A Bold Experiment: Teachers Team with Scientists to Learn Next Generation Science Standards
Gilman, Sharon L.; Fout, Martha C.
Learning Professional, v38 n1 p24-29 Feb 2017
The "Next Generation Science Standards" place an emphasis on the practices of science and engineering, where ensuring that students understand and experience how science works is as important as, or maybe more important than, memorizing facts. The idea is that, while some facts may change, the practices will always be applicable, and it is important for citizens to understand how scientists arrive at their conclusions, in addition to what those conclusions are. This article describes a model for professional learning in which graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) work with teachers in K-12 classrooms to introduce science research content and practices. It meets the requirements understood to work in quality professional learning, and it enhances relationships between teachers and practicing scientists. As a side benefit, the model also builds the communication skills of future scientists, something increasingly important in building a scientifically literate population. The article includes a sample daily workshop schedule, as well as research project presentation topics and the practice associated with each.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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