ERIC Number: EJ817128
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
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Mary Budd Rowe: A Storyteller of Science
Bianchini, Julie A.
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v3 n4 p799-810 Dec 2008
This article examines Mary Budd Rowe's groundbreaking and far-reaching contributions to science education. Rowe is best known for her research on wait-time: the idea that teachers can improve the quality and length of classroom discussions by waiting at least 3 s before and after student responses. Her wait-time research grew from and helped inform her staunch advocacy of science education as inquiry; Rowe saw wonder and excitement as central to the teaching and learning of science. She spent much of her professional life designing professional development experiences and innovative curriculum materials to help teachers, particularly elementary school teachers, enact inquiry in their classrooms.
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Science Education, Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Researchers, Professional Development, Curriculum Development, Active Learning, Science Instruction, Educational Philosophy, Educational Environment, Scientific Principles, Time Factors (Learning), Questioning Techniques
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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