ERIC Number: EJ955978
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Reference Count: 14
Scientific and Engineering Practices in K-12 Classrooms: Understanding "A Framework for K-12 Science Education"
Bybee, Rodger W.
Science Scope, v35 n4 p6-11, 13 Dec 2011
In this article, the author presents the science and engineering practices from the recently released "A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas" (NRC 2011). The author recognizes the changes implied by the new framework, and eventually a new generation of science education standards will present new perspectives for the science education community. Although the NRC report is a framework and not standards, it is prudent for those in the science and technology education community to begin preparing for the new standards. Because science and engineering practices are basic to science education and the change from inquiry to practices is central, this innovation for the new standards will likely be one of the most significant challenges for the successful implementation of science education standards. (Contains 8 figures.)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering, Technology Education, Science Education, Educational Practices, Innovation, Standards, STEM Education, Investigations, Science Teachers, Elementary Schools, Teaching Models
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools
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