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Finn, Kevin E.; Yan, Zi; McInnis, Kyle J. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2018
Outdoor education programs have been shown to have a positive effect on the educational, physical and emotional development of youth. They are increasingly being used to foster a sense of community in schools and to provide students with learning opportunities related to the environment. This article describes an integrated outdoor education…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Science Education
Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2015
State implementation of new standards (revising, adapting, and adopting new standards) is a significant undertaking. Such an effort at the state level requires extensive support, planning, and resources. Implementing new state standards also requires the support of multiple education leaders--governors, legislators, state departments of education,…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Science Education, Science Curriculum
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Laws, Priscilla W.; Willis, Maxine C.; Sokoloff, David R. – Physics Teacher, 2015
This article describes the 25-year history of development of the activity-based Workshop Physics (WP) at Dickinson College, its adaptation for use at Gettysburg Area High School, and its synergistic influence on curricular materials developed at the University of Oregon and Tufts University and vice versa. WP and these related curricula: 1) are…
Descriptors: Workshops, Physics, Educational History, High School Students
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Hein, George E. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2013
The combination of pedagogy and political aims, a constant theme in the progressive school education literature, is reflected as well in the history of museum education. Museum educators, following the lead of John Dewey, advocated for experiential pedagogy, a natural course for museums since they emphasize learning from objects and experiences…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Museums, Nonschool Educational Programs, Educational History
Business-Higher Education Forum, 2013
This is the first in a series of Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) playbooks intended to assist companies, higher education institutions, private philanthropies, membership associations, professional societies, government agencies, and other stakeholders seeking to understand the potential value of investing in coordinated strategic,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Labor Force Development, Partnerships in Education, Academic Persistence
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Kollmann, Elizabeth Kunz; Reich, Christine; Bell, Larry; Goss, Juli – Journal of Museum Education, 2013
In a world of increasing scientific and technological complexity, where science and technology play an expanding role in our lives, there is need for a democratic citizenry that is skilled at discussing and making choices that are informed by science and shaped by individual and collective values. Although an oft argued rationale for teaching…
Descriptors: Museums, Science Teaching Centers, Science Education, Technology Education
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Davis, Kathleen S.; Snyder, Will – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2012
Today, science teachers continue to seek ways to improve their instruction and become credentialed as "highly qualified" in their field. This paper describes how science and science education faculty at the University of Massachusetts and veteran K-12 science teachers, with funding from the National Science Foundation, designed Science…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Credentials, Science Education, Online Courses
Cooper, Kenneth J. – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
A reality show about a college course--a chemistry class no less? That's what "ChemLab Boot Camp" is. The 14-part series of short videos is being released one episode at a time on the online learning site of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The novel show follows a diverse group of 14 freshmen as they struggle to master the…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Video Technology
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Christensen, David R.; LaRoche, Andrew – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2012
This paper describes a series of laboratory exercises for upper level biology courses, independent research and/or honors programs. Students sampled fish from a local water body with the assistance of a local fish and wildlife agency. Tissue samples from collected fish were utilized to obtain estimates of the stable isotopes delta[superscript 13]C…
Descriptors: Animals, Honors Curriculum, Ecology, Biology
Schachter, Ron – Instructor, 2012
Due in part to testing pressures, for years the science subject has taken a back seat to reading and math. And though topics like volcanos and time travel have the potential to get kids' attention, science's status as a curricular stepchild typically translates into dull textbooks and little budget for experiments or supplies. The tide is…
Descriptors: Engineering, STEM Education, Science Education, Engineering Education
McKeown, Karen D. – Heritage Foundation, 2012
With the tuition cost of traditional colleges and universities soaring and education technology advancing, online courses and degree programs are becoming more common. Some critics argue that an online degree cannot provide all the important features of a traditional college education, from extracurricular activities to new professional networks,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
Tate, William F., IV, Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2012
"Research on Schools, Neighborhoods, and Communities: Toward Civic Responsibility" focuses on research and theoretical developments related to the role of geography in education, human development, and health. William F. Tate IV, the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Neighborhoods, Suburban Schools, Educational Research
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Hashimoto-Martell, Erin; Clinchot, Michael; Daniels, Haven; Bennie, Fiona – Science Scope, 2012
In the project described in this article, urban students from across grade levels, schools, and abilities were brought together by four science teachers to better understand an ecosystem of their local environment, the Boston Harbor. This project comprises two main field experiences to the Boston Harbor: the first one to a nearby beach, and the…
Descriptors: Ecology, Field Experience Programs, Science Teachers, Urban Schools
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McCarthy, Ray – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
Late in the winter of 2010, teachers across Massachusetts received invitations to apply for six- to eight-week Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in which middle or high school teachers in STEM subjects would work alongside scientists and their graduate students as they sought to solve real-world problems. This country-wide effort was funded…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Chemical Engineering, Secondary School Teachers
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Nava-Whitehead, Susan M.; Augusto, Kerri W.; Gow, Joan-Beth – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2011
This column provides original articles on innovations in case study teaching, assessment of the method, as well as case studies with teaching notes. In this month's issue the authors describe an interdisciplinary approach to case study teaching that addresses the demand to balance the goals of process and content. The case study, Salem's Secrets…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Case Studies, Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods
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