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Williams, Kerry Curtiss; Veomett, George E. – Corwin Press, 2006
Teaching science means doing science and involves three elements: knowing content, knowing children, and teachers knowing themselves as teachers and learners. The authors describe principles and requirements that reflect National Science Education Standards for the active learning of science. They identify key ingredients for primary students and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Experience, Workshops, Academic Standards
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de Silva, Eugene, Ed. – IGI Global, 2015
While the great scientists of the past recognized a need for a multidisciplinary approach, today's schools often treat math and science as subjects separate from the rest. This not only creates a disinterest among students, but also a potential learning gap once students reach college and then graduate into the workforce. "Cases on…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Education, Hands on Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Urban, Michael J., Ed.; Falvo, David A., Ed. – IGI Global, 2016
The application of technology in classroom settings has equipped educators with innovative tools and techniques for effective teaching practice. Integrating digital technologies at the elementary and secondary levels helps to enrich the students' learning experience and maximize competency in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, STEM Education, Outcomes of Education, Technology Integration
Hollander, Rachelle, Ed.; Arenberg, Carol R., Ed. – National Academies Press, 2009
Increasing complexity and competitiveness in research environments, the prevalence of interdisciplinary and international involvement in research projects, and the close coupling of commerce and academia have created an ethically challenging environment for young scientists and engineers. For the past several decades, federal research agencies…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering, Ethics, Social Environment
Glasgow, Neal A.; Cheyne, Michele; Yerrick, Randy K. – Corwin, 2010
The experience and science expertise of these award-winning authors makes this easy-to-use guide a teacher's treasure trove. This latest edition to the popular What Successful Teachers Do series describes 75 research-based strategies and outlines best practices for inquiry-oriented science. Each strategy includes a brief description of the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Scientific Methodology, Formative Evaluation, Cooperative Learning
Borman, Kathryn M., Ed.; Tyson, Will, Ed.; Halperin, Rhoda H., Ed. – Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
Based on research conducted in a three-year, mixed-method, multi-site National Science Foundation, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) Project, this book offers a comprehensive look into how engineering department culture and climate impacts the successful retention of female and under-represented…
Descriptors: Universities, Engineering Education, Minority Group Students, Urban Education
Torrens, Kathleen M., Ed.; Amador, Jose A., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2012
This book focuses on online pedagogy and the challenges and opportunities incumbent in the transformation of a face-to-face college course. It is intended as a resource and support for new online teachers--a source of ideas and strategies from a variety of disciplinary perspectives as well as pedagogical perspectives--and for those experienced in…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Interdisciplinary Approach, Faculty Development, Virtual Classrooms
Troia, Gary A., Ed.; Shankland, Rebecca K., Ed.; Heintz, Anne, Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2010
What are the most effective methods for teaching writing across grade levels and student populations? What kind of training do teachers need to put research-validated methods into practice? This unique volume combines the latest writing research with clear-cut recommendations for designing high-quality professional development efforts. Prominent…
Descriptors: Writing Research, Self Efficacy, Educational Change, Writing Teachers
Palmer, Robert T., Ed.; Hilton, Adriel A., Ed.; Fountaine, Tiffany Patrice, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2012
This book provides context about the experiences of Black graduate and professional students attending HBCUs. Indeed, such research is important, particularly since HBCUs play a significant role in the number of Blacks who receive doctorates and professional degrees (i.e. M.D., D.D.S., J.D. etc.), especially in science and engineering. In fact,…
Descriptors: Professional Education, African American Students, Black Colleges, Social Capital
Ormerod, M. B.; Duckworth, D. – 1975
This review of research into pupils' attitudes toward science cites significant British and American studies. Research studies appear under one of nine headings: (1) Attitude measurement in science education, (2) Differences between biology and the physical sciences, (3) The difficulty of the physical sciences and its causes, (4) The early age of…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Attitudes, Educational Research, Elementary School Science
Furlong, Michael J., Ed.; Gilman, Richard, Ed.; Huebner, Scott, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014
Understanding the factors that encourage young people to become active agents in their own learning is critical. Positive psychology is one lens that can be used to investigate the factors that facilitate a student's sense of agency and active school engagement. In the second edition of this groundbreaking handbook, the editors draw together the…
Descriptors: Positive Attitudes, School Psychology, Individual Characteristics, Academic Achievement
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Badger, Robert L., Ed. – SUNY Press, 2007
As members of the faculty of the same college, the State University of New York at Potsdam, the fifteen contributors to this book have the unique experience of working from the same pool of students in order to explore how to improve teaching, enhance learning, and make the classroom more interesting. Together professors from thirteen different…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Introductory Courses, Sociology, Psychology
Reevy, Gretchen M., Ed.; Frydenberg, Erica, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2011
Nearly all chapters in this volume are contemporary original research on personality, stress, and coping in educational contexts. The research spans primary, secondary, and tertiary education. Research participants are students and teachers. The volume brings together contributions from the United States, Australia, Canada, Italy, Scotland, and…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Personality Traits, Bullying, Self Efficacy
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Walberg, Herbert J. – Academic Development Institute, 2010
This book summarizes the major research findings that show how to substantially increase student achievement. This book draws on a number of investigators who have statistically synthesized many studies. A new education method showing superior results in 90% of the studies concerning it has more credibility than a method that shows results in only…
Descriptors: Student Improvement, Change Strategies, Educational Practices, Instructional Effectiveness
Ng, Eugenia M. W., Ed. – Information Science Reference, 2010
With the advent of new technologies, more convenient and effective ways of learning are being adopted. However, despite the growing advancements there remains a lack of literature in applications of using these technology teaching approaches. This book offers in-depth analysis of new technologies in blended learning that promote creativity,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Action Research, Distance Education
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