Technology Science Teaching and Literacy

Author: Kenneth P. King
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306476533
Format: PDF
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This book deals with the use of technology in science teaching. The author is not, nor has ever had an intention of being a “techie. ” Rather, I spent the first decade of my professional life as a high school physics teacher, making occasional uses of technology to further student understanding and to automate my own teaching practices. During my graduate work, my interest in the use of technology continued. Catalyzed, to some extent by the increasing availability of graphical interfaces for computers, the realization struck that the computer was more and more becoming a tool that all teachers could use to support their teaching practice—not simply those with a passion for the technology itself. The rapid changes in the hardware and software available, however, frequently caused me to reflect on the usefulness of technology—if it were to change at such a rapid pace, would anyone, save for those who diligently focused on the development of these tools, be able to effectively use technology in science teaching? Was change to rapid to yield a useful tool for teachers? To address this interest, I examined the nature of science teaching during this century—using the equally fluid notion of “scientific literacy”—which formed the organizing principle for this study. The result is a examination of how technology was used to accomplishing this goal of producing scientifically literate citizens. What was observed is that technology, indeed, consistently came to the service of teachers as they attempted to achieve this goal.

Evaluation of Science and Technology Education at the Dawn of a New Millennium

Author: James W. Altschuld
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 030647560X
Format: PDF, Docs
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"James Altschuld, David Kumar, and their chapter authors have produced an upbeat, provocative, visionary, and useful volume on educational evaluation. Of special utility is its grounding in issues and practices relating to evaluations of science and technology education. The book should appeal and be useful to a wide range of persons involved in evaluations of educational policy, programs, and (less so) science teachers. These persons include science and technology education experts, educational policymakers, officials of the National Science Foundation, school administrators, classroom teachers, evaluation instructors, evaluation methodologists, practicing evaluators, and test developers, among others. Contents reflecting international studies of curriculum, evaluation of distance education, and evaluation of technology utilization in Australian schools, as well as evaluations in America should make the book appealing to an international audience. Moreover, it provides a global perspective for assessing and strengthening educational evaluation in the US." Daniel L. Stufflebeam, Professor of Education and Director of the Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University For contents, contributors and a free preview: www.new-in-education.com

Innovations in Science Teacher Education in the Asia Pacific

Author: Chen-Yung Lin
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 178190703X
Format: PDF, ePub
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The chapters in this book will focus on pre-service and in-service science teacher education, because both are equally important. With case studies for China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan topics include: Professional Development of Chemistry Teachers in the New Curriculum, Using Classroom Observation to Assist Teacher Professional Development and Science Teacher Education and Science as Inquiry: Promises and Dilemmas.

Exploring the Landscape of Scientific Literacy

Author: Cedric Linder
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136911758
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Scientific literacy is part of national science education curricula worldwide. In this volume, an international group of distinguished scholars offer new ways to look at the key ideas and practices associated with promoting scientific literacy in schools and higher education. The goal is to open up the debate on scientific literacy, particularly around the tension between theoretical and practical issues related to teaching and learning science. Uniquely drawing together and examining a rich, diverse set of approaches and policy and practice exemplars, the book takes a pragmatic and inclusive perspective on curriculum reform and learning, and presents a future vision for science education research and practice by articulating a more expansive notion of scientific literacy.

How People Learn

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131979
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

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Advancing Technology and Educational Development through Blended Learning in Emerging Economies

Author: Ololube, Nwachukwu Prince
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 146664575X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Blended learning continues to emerge as a more proactive and high quality method of teaching and learning. Yet as the academic landscape shifts towards technology-based efforts, the lack of economic support in developing countries has hindered its educational growth. Advancing Technology and Educational Development through Blended Learning in Emerging Economies provides an insight on blended learning approaches and its importance in the educational development of emerging economies. This book is a vital resource for researchers, academics, professionals, and students involved in the management and organizational development of technology use in educational settings.

Innovations In Science And Technology Education

Author: Edgar W. Jenkins
Publisher: United Nations Educational
ISBN: 9789231038945
Format: PDF, ePub
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The eighth volume in the series examines the state of science and technology education throughout the world at the start of the 21st century, and highlights the diversity of the cultural, political and economic contexts within which science and technology are taught in schools across the globe. It draws upon the expert reflections and recommendations reached at the World Conference on Science, held in Budapest in 1999, and the International Conference of Science, Technology and Mathematics Education, held in Goa in 2001.