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Beatty, Alexandra; Schweingruber, Heidi – National Academies Press, 2017
Science educators in the United States are adapting to a new vision of how students learn science. Children are natural explorers and their observations and intuitions about the world around them are the foundation for science learning. Unfortunately, the way science has been taught in the United States has not always taken advantage of those…
Descriptors: Science Education, Student Evaluation, Science Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
National Academies Press, 2016
Chemistry plays a critical role in daily life, impacting areas such as medicine and health, consumer products, energy production, the ecosystem, and many other areas. Communicating about chemistry in informal environments has the potential to raise public interest and understanding of chemistry around the world. However, the chemistry community…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Communication Strategies, School Community Relationship, Information Dissemination
Berger, Adam C.; Johnson, Samuel G.; Beachy, Sarah H.; Olson, Steve – National Academies Press, 2015
Many health care providers do not have either the knowledge or the tools they need in order to apply genetic information in their day-to-day practices. This lack of support is contributing to a substantial delay in the translation of genetic research findings, when appropriate, into improvement in patient outcomes within the health care system.…
Descriptors: Workshops, Genetics, Science Education, Educational Improvement
Olson, Steve; Labov, Jay – National Academies Press, 2014
Many national initiatives in K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education have emphasized the connections between teachers and improved student learning. Much of the discussion surrounding these initiatives has focused on the preparation, professional development, evaluation, compensation, and career advancement of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Education, Teacher Leadership, Academic Achievement
Pellegrino, James W., Ed.; Wilson, Mark R., Ed.; Koenig, Judith A., Ed.; Beatty, Alexandra S., Ed. – National Academies Press, 2014
Assessments, understood as tools for tracking what and how well students have learned, play a critical role in the classroom. "Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards" develops an approach to science assessment to meet the vision of science education for the future as it has been elaborated in "A Framework…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Student Evaluation, Science Education, Academic Standards
Brown, Elizabeth Stallman; Yeung, Laurence; Sawyer, Keegan – National Academies Press, 2014
Advances in the life sciences--from the human genome to biotechnology to personalized medicine and sustainable communities--have profound implications for the well-being of society and the natural world. Improved public understanding of such scientific advances has the potential to benefit both individuals and society through enhanced quality of…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Science Education, Barriers, Scientists
National Academies Press, 2013
Spurred on by new discoveries and rapid technological advances, the capacity for life science research is expanding across the globe-and with it comes concerns about the unintended impacts of research on the physical and biological environment, human well-being, or the deliberate misuse of knowledge, tools, and techniques to cause harm. This…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Scientific Research, Science Education, Global Approach
Schielack, Jane F., Ed.; Knight, Stephanie L., Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2012
How can we use new technology to support and educate the science leaders of tomorrow? This unique book describes the design, development, and implementation of an effective science leadership program that promotes collaboration among scientists and science educators, provides authentic research experiences for educators, and facilitates adaptation…
Descriptors: Leadership, Science Education, Information Technology, Graduate Students
Rainer, John; Lewis, Martin – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
"Drama at the Heart of the Secondary School" provides a rationale for the curricular centrality of drama together with rich and detailed examples of cross-phase thematic projects which are drama-led, but which promote learning across a wide range of curriculum areas, from the humanities and other arts, to English and literacy, science and PSHE.…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Empathy, Educational Strategies, Citizenship
Goncalves, Fernando J., Ed.; Pereira, Ruth, Ed.; Leal Filho, Walter, Ed.; Miranda Azeiteiro, Ulisses, Ed. – Peter Lang Frankfurt, 2012
This book presents essential learning approaches. It introduces educational and training activities, as well as various innovative methods aiming at the development of practical skills, in order to strengthen the continuous process of environmental education, and in particular the education for sustainable development (ESD). In doing so, it…
Descriptors: Field Instruction, Animals, Higher Education, Science Education
National Academies Press, 2012
Science, engineering, and technology permeate nearly every facet of modern life and hold the key to solving many of humanity's most pressing current and future challenges. The United States' position in the global economy is declining, in part because U.S. workers lack fundamental knowledge in these fields. To address the critical issues of U.S.…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Alignment (Education)
OECD Publishing (NJ3), 2012
Gender gaps are pervasive in all walks of economic life and imply large losses in terms of foregone productivity and living standards to the individuals concerned and the economy. This new OECD report focuses on how best to close these gender gaps under four broad headings: (1) Gender equality, social norms and public policies; and gender equality…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Educational Attainment, Teaching Methods, Living Standards
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
Pinheiro, Romulo, Ed.; Benneworth, Paul, Ed.; Jones, Glen A., Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
Universities are under increasing pressure to help promote socio-economic growth in their local communities. However until now, no systematic, critical attention has been paid to the factors and mechanisms that currently make this process so daunting. In Universities and Regional Development, scholars from Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Role of Education, International Education
Drew, David E. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011
One study after another shows American students ranking behind their international counterparts in the STEM fields--science, technology, engineering, and math. Business people such as Bill Gates warn that this alarming situation puts the United States at a serious disadvantage in the high-tech global marketplace of the twenty-first century, and…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Economic Development, Mathematics Education, Educational Change
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