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Vasquez-Martinez, Claudio-Rafael; Gonzalez, Clara; Carrillo, Fatima; Delgado, Luis; Alvarez, Miguel; Morfin-Otero, Maria – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2015
One of the main factors in the globalization of problems and opportunities that face human society is science, which deals with matters of health, environment, competitive production, and employment, among other issues, and generally ways for promoting a better quality of life. Science has become a central part of the culture in the developed…
Descriptors: Science Education, Conservation (Environment), Science and Society, Cultural Influences
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Carroll, Robert G. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2015
The shift to competency-based education expands the role of the teacher from that of a provider of information and into a shaper of knowledge, skills, and attitudes. These roles are facilitated by establishing a social contract between the instructor and learner, a contract that clearly defines the rights and duties of each. Adopting greater…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Competency Based Education, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship
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
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
New York State Education Department, 2014
The purpose of this report is to summarize the activities of the standard-setting meeting for the New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics (Grades 3-8 and High School), science (Grades 4, 8, and High School), and social studies (High School). The NYSAA standard-setting meeting was held on June 11…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Standard Setting, English Instruction, Language Arts
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Rees, Martin – School Science Review, 2013
This article provides a transcript of the Presidential Address delivered by Martin Rees, Lord Rees of Ludlow, to the Association for Science Education (ASE) Annual Conference at the University of Reading, January 2013. The address is divided into five sections under the following headings: (1) Three Reasons Why the ASE's Mission Is So Important;…
Descriptors: Science Education, Professional Associations, Educational Needs, Science and Society
Sawyer, Keegan; Alper, Joe – National Academies Press, 2014
"Undergraduate Chemistry Education" is the summary of a workshop convened in May 2013 by the Chemical Science Roundtable of the National Research Council to explore the current state of undergraduate chemistry education. Research and innovation in undergraduate chemistry education has been done for many years, and one goal of this…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Undergraduate Study, College Science, Science Education
Benedict, K. Y. – Online Submission, 2010
The paper is the outcome of an experiential learning episode encountered by a teacher educator (the author) with a group of student-teachers under his mentorship during a session of the practice teaching programme (2006-07) at the secondary school level. The crisis faced by a student teacher in connection with the development of a lesson template…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Experiential Learning, Concept Formation
Ibrahim, Dogan – Online Submission, 2009
The teaching of scientific subjects usually require laboratories where students can put the theory they have learned into practice. Traditionally, electronic programmable calculators, dedicated software, or expensive software simulation packages, such as MATLAB have been used to simulate scientific experiments. Recently, spreadsheet programs have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Mathematics Education, Science Education
DO-IT, 2009
A series of activities were undertaken to understand the underrepresentation of people with disabilities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers and increase their participation in these fields. "AccessSTEM" collaborated with key stakeholders to conduct a "Capacity-Building Institute"…
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Disproportionate Representation, Disabilities, Science Education
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Anderson, Neil – Education in Rural Australia, 2009
This paper and presentation reviews the collective opinion of key Australian researchers concerning the emerging technologies most likely to have a significant impact on learning and teaching in regional, rural and remote areas. It then draws on the conclusions of the Horizon Report (2008) concerning key ICT drivers likely to influence…
Descriptors: Influence of Technology, Rural Education, Information Technology, Computer Uses in Education
Sternheim, Morton M.; Feldman, Allan; Berger, Joseph B.; Zhao, Yijie – Online Submission, 2008
This document reports on the findings of an NSF-funded conference (STEM ACT) on the alternative certification of science teachers. The conference explored the issues that have arisen in science education as a result of the proliferation of alternative certification programs in the United States, and to identify the research that needs to be done…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, National Standards, Teacher Supply and Demand, Science Teachers
Marshall, Stephanie Pace – NCSSSMST Journal, 2008
In this keynote address presented at the 2008 National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology (NCSSSMST) Professional Conference, Stephanie Marshall describes what is needed to transform STEM education in today's world. While such an endeavor will take multiple systemic actions, here Marshall focuses on…
Descriptors: World Problems, Innovation, Laboratories, Educational Technology
DO-IT, 2007
A series of activities were undertaken to understand the underrepresentation and increase the participation of people with disabilities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers. These activities were funded by the Research in Disabilities Education (RDE) program of the National Science Foundation (NSF). They were…
Descriptors: Careers, Discussion Groups, Disproportionate Representation, Disabilities
National Academies Press, 2006
During the last 40 years, the number of women studying science and engineering (S&E) has increased dramatically. Nevertheless, women do not hold academic faculty positions in numbers that commensurate with their increasing share of the S&E talent pool. The discrepancy exists at both the junior and senior faculty levels. In December 2005,…
Descriptors: Females, Sciences, Engineering, Women Faculty
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