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ERIC Number: EJ758673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Using Technology to Blend Teaching and Basic Research
McLaughlin, Jacqueline
Science Teacher, v73 n8 p48-53 Nov 2006
In this article, the author discusses the CHANCE (Connecting Humans and Nature in the Costa Rican Environment) program, a coordinated effort between The Pennsylvania State University (PSU) and the Pennsylvania Department of Education that trains 9th- through 12th-grade teachers to be more like scientists and develop a unique, pedagogical tool for their classrooms that puts current research data into the hands of students. In the program, teachers attend an all-day workshop where they are trained to use and develop web-based "research modules." The CHANCE research modules take advantage of students' digital propensity and promote inquiry-based learning by putting virtual, real research data from leading scientists into the hands of high school students. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Costa Rica; Pennsylvania