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Day, Robert; Beeth, Michael E. – 2003
This paper introduces a course entitled "Teaching and Learning Life Science" which was developed as a direct response to a call for educational change in science teacher education. This course combines science content with laboratory experiences and pedagogy with inquiry learning. The targeted population includes non-science major students who are…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Inquiry, Nonmajors
Brown, Tammie; Katz, Laura; Hargrave, Sharon; Hill, Roberta – 2003
This paper describes types of university supports available for mentoring in one school district. The district created a unique mentoring program to aid first- through third-year teachers in developing pedagogy, professional skills, and characteristics that would enable them to succeed in teaching. The program was developed for preservice teachers…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, College School Cooperation, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
O'Connor-Petruso, Sharon Anne – 2003
Since the inception of "GOALS 2000: Educate America Act" (1994), the nation at large has been implementing standards for systematic reform. Teachers and teacher candidates must become "techno-savvy" overnight in order to comply with these reform initiatives as their level of expertise in educational technology will ostensibly affect their lesson…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Knowledge Base for Teaching
Novemsky, Lisa – 2003
Many students have not succeeded in traditional science education. Second teaching is a new pedagogical construct - a model of small group activity designed to follow initia1 instruction, or first teaching - developed after watching successful small groups at work. Following Vygotsky's ideas, second teaching works to facilitate individual learning…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Group Instruction, Higher Education, Physics
Henderson, Charles; Heller, Kenneth; Heller, Patricia; Kuo, Vince H.; Yerushalmi, Edit – 2002
Based on an analysis of structured interviews with 6 research university physics faculty members, this paper presents our initial hypothesis of instructors' beliefs about how their students learn to solve problems in an introductory physics courses. The hypothesis shows that these instructors have very general beliefs about the process of student…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Higher Education, Physics, Problem Solving
Hazen, Crisanne; Kelly, Dave; Sramek, Hilda – 2002
This paper discusses the "Teaching Math and Science: Reaching for Excellence" video which was developed to challenge the claims that math and science are difficult, tedious, and boring and asks students to consider math and science as career options. The video offers an honest approach to the state of teaching mathematics and science through the…
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Science Instruction
McDonald, James T. – 2002
Teaching methodologies, such as Problem Based Learning (PBL), have arisen in response to educational research that has found evidence that even though lecturing may be the most prevalent teaching tool it is arguably the least effective way to facilitate student learning. It is important then, for methods instructors to give preservice teachers…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Higher Education, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education
Henderson, Charles; Heller, Kenneth; Heller, Patricia; Kuo, Vince H.; Yerushalmi, Edit – 2001
This paper presents preliminary hypotheses about a common core of faculty beliefs about how their students learn to solve problems in their introductory courses. Using a process of structured interviews and a concept map based analysis, we find that faculty appear to believe that students learn problem solving primarily through a process of…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Higher Education, Learning Processes, Metacognition
Aduriz-Bravo, Agustin; Izquierdo, Merce – 2001
Metascientific education of prospective science teachers is seen as a priority in many European countries, in accordance with the central role that contents about the nature of science have achieved in national curricula. In this paper, we present an original theoretical tool, which we have called the matrix of stages and strands that may prove of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Models, Philosophy, Preservice Teacher Education
Langkamp, Greg; Hull, Joe – 2001
This document presents an interdisciplinary course and workshop that aims to develop a better understanding of cooperative learning, interdisciplinary curriculum, and earthquakes among the participants. Students are encouraged to develop their own math and environmental education curriculum. An exercise on earthquakes and power law frequency are…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Earthquakes, Environmental Education, Field Trips
Aduriz-Bravo, Agustin; Izquierdo, Merce; Estany, Anna – 2001
The philosophy of science is considered one of the important elements in the transformation of science education into the 21st century. This paper focuses on the integration of the philosophy of science into science teacher education by analyzing the theoretical framework of three didactical units. The first unit aims to teach a set of central…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Higher Education, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction
Lee, Lung-Sheng Steven – 2001
Technology education focusing on technological literacy is provided to Taiwanese students in grades 1-11, primarily through the secondary school subject Living Technology (LT). Taiwan's newly promulgated national curriculum for grades 1-9 has integrated LT with natural science for the key learning area (KLA) Natural Science and Living Technology.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Change Strategies, Comparative Education, Curriculum
Greenberg, J.; Daniel, E.; Massey, J.; White, P. – 2000
The Plant Information Center (PIC) is a project funded under the Institute of Museum and Library Studies that aims to provide global access to both primary and secondary botanical resources via the World Wide Web. Central to the project is the development and employment of a series of applications that facilitate resource discovery, interactive…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Botany, Computer Uses in Education, Databases
Hunt, Leslie; Karl, Rita – 2000
This paper provides an account of the instructional design and development process used by a team of students enrolled in a graduate level course in distance education as the team members conceptualized and created two prototype World Wide Web-based instructional modules, aimed at grades 5 through 12, for the Lunar and Planetary Institute's Mars…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Graduate Study
Malleus, M. Pierre – 2000
This paper presents an overview of the educational system and process of elaborating new curricula in France. The education system in France is at a central level, and schooling is compulsory between the ages of 6 and 16. The education system in France has undergone many reform movements during the last 25 years. The changes in society and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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