Description : Facts101 is your complete guide to Science Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools, Developing Fundamental Knowledge and Skills. In this book, you will learn topics such as Planning to Teach Science, Assessing Science Learning, Teaching Science, and The Science Learning Environment plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Description : The skills, knowledge and understanding of the subjects involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) are vital for all young people in an increasingly science- and technology-driven society. This book looks at the purpose and pedagogy of STEM teaching and explores the ways in which STEM subjects can interact in the curriculum to enhance student understanding, achievement and motivation. By reaching outside their own classroom, teachers can collaborate across subjects to enrich learning and help students relate school science, technology and maths to the wider world. Packed with ideas and practical details for teachers of STEM subjects, this book: considers what the STEM subjects contribute separately to the curriculum and how they relate to each other in the wider education of secondary school students describes and evaluates different curriculum models for STEM suggests ways in which a critical approach to the pedagogy of the classroom, laboratory and workshop can support STEM for all students addresses the practicalities of introducing, organising and sustaining STEM-related activities in the secondary school looks to ways schools can manage and sustain STEM approaches in the long-term. This timely new text is essential reading for trainee and practising teachers who wish to make the learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics an interesting, motivating and exciting experience for their students.
Description : Provides solutions for using inquiry-based teaching while meeting standards This compelling new text practices what it preaches—it uses the inquiry approach to teach the inquiry approach. The book is developed around six key questions: 1. What is science? 2. Why teach science? 3. What is the nature of scientific knowledge? 4. How do scientists construct knowledge? 5. How do people develop effective reasoning patterns? 6. What teaching methods best facilitate scientific knowledge acquisition? Key Features Focus on inquiry teaching methods: This text shows teachers how to use inquiry-based teaching in a standards-based environment. Practical examples: Several examples of inquiry lessons are provided, along with examples of classroom management techniques, lesson planning procedures, and effective evaluation procedures. Research-based content: Written by a leader in the field, the book includes current and important research to frame the examples and methods. Ancillaries A password-protected instructor resources site at http://www.sagepub.com/lawsoninstr/ includes PowerPoint slides for each chapter, a test bank, chapter outlines with notes, Internet resources, and sample assignments.