Navigating the Changing Landscape of Formal and Informal Science Learning Opportunities

Navigating the Changing Landscape of Formal and Informal Science Learning Opportunities
Author: Deborah Corrigan,Cathy Buntting,Alister Jones,John Loughran
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2018-06-27
ISBN: 3319897616
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Navigating the Changing Landscape of Formal and Informal Science Learning Opportunities Book Excerpt:

This book presents research involving learning opportunities that are afforded to learners of science when the focus is on linking the formal and informal science education sectors. It uses the metaphor of a "landscape" as it emphasises how the authors see the possible movement within a landscape that is inclusive of formal, informal and free-choice opportunities. The book explores opportunities to change formal school science education via perspectives and achievements from the informal and free-choice science education sector within the wider lifelong, life-wide education landscape. Additionally it explores how science learning that occurs in a more inclusive landscape can demonstrate the potential power of these opportunities to address issues of relevance and engagement that currently plague the learning of science in school settings. Combining specific contexts, case studies and more general examples, the book examines the science learning landscapes by means of the lens of an ecosystem and the case of the Synergies longitudinal research project. It explores the relationships between school and museum, and relates the lessons learned through encounters with a narwhal. It discusses science communication, school-community partnerships, socioscientific issues, outreach education, digital platforms and the notion of a learning ecology.

Values in Science Education

Values in Science Education
Author: Deborah Corrigan,Cathy Buntting,Angela Fitzgerald,Alister Jones
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2020-05-18
ISBN: 3030421724
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Values in Science Education Book Excerpt:

In 2007, the Monash-Kings College London International Centre for the Study of Science and Mathematics Curriculum edited a book called The Re-emergence of Values in Science Education. This book reflects on how values have been considered since this original publication, particularly in terms of socio-cultural, economic and political factors that have impacted broadly on science, technology and society, and more specifically on informal and formal science curricula. Hence, the title of this book has been framed as Values in Science Education: The shifting sands. As in the first book, this collection focuses on values that are centrally associated with science and its teaching, and not the more general notion of values such as cooperation or teamwork that are also important values in current curricula. Such values have indeed become more of a focus in science education. This may be a response to the changing global context, where technological changes have been rapid and accelerating. In such complex and risky environments, it is our guiding principles that become the important mainstays of our decisions and practices. In terms of science education, what is becoming clearer is that traditional content and traditional science and scientific methods are not enough for science and hence science education to meet such challenges. While shifts in values in science education continue, tensions remain in curriculum development and implementation, as evidenced by the continued diversity of views about what and whose values matter most.

Education in the 21st Century

Education in the 21st Century
Author: Amanda Berry,Cathy Buntting,Deborah Corrigan,Richard Gunstone,Alister Jones
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2021
ISBN: 3030853004
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Education in the 21st Century Book Excerpt:

This book explores a range of issues central to STEM and 21st Century education. It explores research into the relationships between creativity, critical thinking and STEM Education from both a theoretical and practical perspective. It examines matters associated with three main concerns: First is the ways some research and development that is labelled "STEM" appears to be essentially one of the specific individual components, S, T, E or M, with a new label rather than something going across and/or beyond these more traditional components. The second, at times intertwining, concern is the common ways in which school curriculum continues to hold separate disciplines as its core. The third concern is that while cross-curriculum goals are increasingly common in this century - particularly for "creativity" and "critical thinking"-- it is also common that the goals remain only vaguely linked with the more usual components of the whole curriculum. This book reflects on all three of these important concerns and the integrated whole that can result from them. Monash University, Kings College London and Waikato University have now generated six edited books on successive related research issues of significance to contemporary science education. Each of these books has been substantially shaped by a writing workshop involving all authors in intensive discussion about drafts of their contributions (a process of great worth in its own right, as well as for enhancing the value of the final volume), and then each author reworking the contribution in the light of the discussions The seventh will extend beyond science education and explore a range of issues central to STEM and 21st Century education.

It Takes an Ecosystem

It Takes an Ecosystem
Author: Thomas Akiva,Kimberly H. Robinson
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2022-01-01
ISBN: 1648026699
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It Takes an Ecosystem Book Excerpt:

It Takes an Ecosystem explores the idea and potential of the Allied Youth Fields—an aspirational term that suggests increased connection across the multiple systems in which adults engage with young people. Recent research and initiatives make a strong case for what developmentalists have argued for decades: A young person’s learning and development is shaped in positive and negative ways by the interactions they have with all the adults in their life. Now is the time to reshape our systems to support this scientific understanding. The chapters in this book provide ideas, tools, examples, and visions for a more connected, more equitable world for young people and the adults in their lives. Endorsements for It Takes an Ecosystem "It Takes an Ecosystem offers a powerful and timely engagement of the possibilities and challenges facing the Out-of-School Time sector…this book charts a path forward for scholars, practitioners, community members to imagine OST anew---in ways that are socially just and affirming, centered on the optimal development of youth and the power of community." — Bianca Baldridge University of Wisconsin Madison "The book’s emphasis on an ecosystem approach, anchored in commitments to equity and racial justice, combines evidence-based analyses with a future-oriented call to action for the allied youth fields. This book will be a must-read for those committed to radically re-thinking how we bring sectors together to support thriving for children and youth." Ben Kirshner University of Colorado

Enhancing Learning Opportunities Through Student Scientist and Teacher Partnerships

Enhancing Learning Opportunities Through Student  Scientist  and Teacher Partnerships
Author: Farland-Smith, Donna
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2021-03-05
ISBN: 1799849678
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enhancing Learning Opportunities Through Student Scientist and Teacher Partnerships Book Excerpt:

Student-scientist-teacher interactions provide students with several advantages. They provide opportunities to interact with experts and professionals in the field, give students a chance at meeting a role model that may impact students' career choices, and increase awareness of available career options combined with an understanding of how their skills and interests affect their career decisions. Additionally, it enhances attitudes and interest toward STEM professions for students and grants opportunities to connect with scientists as human beings and see them as "real people," replacing stereotypical perceptions of scientists. Moreover, there are many advantages for the teacher or informal educator when these partnerships are established. For these reasons and more, numerous studies are often conducted involving the partnerships of students, scientists, and teachers. Enhancing Learning Opportunities Through Student, Scientist, and Teacher Partnerships organizes a collection of research on student-scientist-teacher partnerships and presents the models, benefits, implementation, and learning outcomes of these interactions. This book presents a variety of different scientist-student-teacher partnerships with research data to support different learning outcomes in settings like schools, after-school programs, museums, science centers, zoos, aquariums, children's museums, space centers, nature centers, and more. This book is ideal for in-service and preservice teachers, administrators, teacher educators, practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students interested in research on beneficial student-scientist-teacher partnerships/models in formal and informal settings.

Science Education for Australian Students

Science Education for Australian Students
Author: Angela Fitzgerald,Deborah Corrigan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-07-16
ISBN: 1000247244
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Education for Australian Students Book Excerpt:

In this ground-breaking book science education is explored as a learning continuum across all years of schooling from Foundation to Year 12. The expert authors, members of Monash University's Science Education Research Group, seek to build pedagogical and content expertise by providing both a level of support and challenge for all teachers based on current research and best practice. The text considers key issues including: what the learner brings to the science classroom; what primary and secondary teachers can learn from each other; the constructivist perspective and its value in learning science; context-based science education; the structure of the Australian curriculum and science education policy; teacher identity; the nature of scientific knowledge; principles of assessment and understanding the role of ICT in science teaching and learning. Featuring case studies and practical examples in each chapter, this book provides pre-service teachers with the understanding and tools to ensure their students are engaged and inspired in science education throughout their school years.

Controversy in Science Museums

Controversy in Science Museums
Author: Erminia Pedretti,Ana Maria Navas Iannini
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2020-05-15
ISBN: 0429017758
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Controversy in Science Museums Book Excerpt:

Controversy in Science Museums focuses on exhibitions that approach sensitive or controversial topics. With a keen sense of past and current practices, Pedretti and Navas Iannini examine and re-imagine how museums and science centres can create exhibitions that embrace criticality and visitor agency. Drawing on international case studies and voices from visitors and museum professionals, as well as theoretical insights about scientific literacy and science communication, the authors explore the textured notion of controversy and the challenges and opportunities practitioners may encounter as they plan for and develop controversial science exhibitions. They assert that science museums can no longer serve as mere repositories for objects or sites for transmitting facts, but that they should also become spaces for conversations that are inclusive, critical, and socially responsible. Controversy in Science Museums provides an invaluable resource for museum professionals who are interested in creating and hosting controversial exhibitions, and for scholars and students working in the fields of museum studies, science communication, and social studies of science. Anyone wishing to engage in an examination and critique of the changing roles of science museums will find this book relevant, timely, and thought provoking.

Supporting Self Directed Learning in Science and Technology Beyond the School Years

Supporting Self Directed Learning in Science and Technology Beyond the School Years
Author: Léonie J. Rennie,Susan M. Stocklmayer,John K. Gilbert
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2018-12-21
ISBN: 0429784589
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supporting Self Directed Learning in Science and Technology Beyond the School Years Book Excerpt:

While much has been written about science education from pre-K through to postgraduate study, interaction with science and technology does not stop when schooling ends. Moving beyond scholarship on conventional education, this book extends the research and provides an original in-depth look at adult and lifelong learning in science and technology. By identifying the knowledge and skills that individuals need to engage in self-directed learning, the book highlights how educators can best support adult learners beyond the years of formal schooling. Through case studies and empirical analysis, the authors offer a research-based exploration of adults’ self-directed learning and provide tools to support adults’ learning experiences in a wide range of environments while being inclusive of all educational backgrounds.

The Foundational Handbook on Improvement Research in Education

The Foundational Handbook on Improvement Research in Education
Author: Donald J. Peurach,Jennifer Lin Russell,Lora Cohen-Vogel,William R. Penuel
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1538152363
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Foundational Handbook on Improvement Research in Education Book Excerpt:

"This groundbreaking text gathers the foremost researchers, scholars, and practitioners to describe and define the new and burgeoning field of improvement-focused educational research and practice. The handbook represents the breadth and depth of improvement-focused educational research and the diversity of improvement efforts underway, covering the historical and theoretical foundations of improvement, the varied contexts of and approaches to improvement, and the designs, strategies, and tools of continuous improvement"--

Animals and Science Education

Animals and Science Education
Author: Michael P. Mueller,Deborah J. Tippins,Arthur J. Stewart
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2017-06-15
ISBN: 3319563750
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animals and Science Education Book Excerpt:

This book discusses how we can inspire today’s youth to engage in challenging and productive discussions around the past, present and future role of animals in science education. Animals play a large role in the sciences and science education and yet they remain one of the least visible topics in the educational literature. This book is intended to cultivate research topics, conversations, and dispositions for the ethical use of animals in science and education. This book explores the vital role of animals with/in science education, specimens, protected species, and other associated issues with regards to the role of animals in science. Topics explored include ethical, curriculum and pedagogical dimensions, involving invertebrates, engineering solutions that contribute to ecosystems, the experiences of animals under our care, aesthetic and contemplative practices alongside science, school-based ethical dialogue, nature study for promoting inquiry and sustainability, the challenge of whether animals need to be used for science whatsoever, reconceptualizing museum specimens, cultivating socioscientific issues and epistemic practice, cultural integrity and citizen science, the care and nurturance of gender-balanced curriculum choices for science education, and theoretical conversations around cultivating critical thinking skills and ethical dispositions. The diverse authors in this book take on the logic of domination and symbolic violence embodied within the scientific enterprise that has systematically subjugated animals and nature, and emboldened the anthropocentric and exploitative expressions for the future role of animals. At a time when animals are getting excluded from classrooms (too dangerous! too many allergies! too dirty!), this book is an important counterpoint. Interacting with animals helps students develop empathy, learn to care for living things, engage with content. We need more animals in the science curriculum, not less. David Sobel, Senior Faculty, Education Department, Antioch University New England

Handbook of Research on STEM Education

Handbook of Research on STEM Education
Author: Carla C. Johnson,Margaret J. Mohr-Schroeder,Tamara J. Moore,Lyn D. English
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2020-04-27
ISBN: 0429664648
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on STEM Education Book Excerpt:

The Handbook of Research on STEM Education represents a groundbreaking and comprehensive synthesis of research and presentation of policy within the realm of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. What distinguishes this Handbook from others is the nature of integration of the disciplines that is the founding premise for the work – all chapters in this book speak directly to the integration of STEM, rather than discussion of research within the individual content areas. The Handbook of Research on STEM Education explores the most pressing areas of STEM within an international context. Divided into six sections, the authors cover topics including: the nature of STEM, STEM learning, STEM pedagogy, curriculum and assessment, critical issues in STEM, STEM teacher education, and STEM policy and reform. The Handbook utilizes the lens of equity and access by focusing on STEM literacy, early childhood STEM, learners with disabilities, informal STEM, socio-scientific issues, race-related factors, gender equity, cultural-relevancy, and parental involvement. Additionally, discussion of STEM education policy in a variety of countries is included, as well as a focus on engaging business/industry and teachers in advocacy for STEM education. The Handbook’s 37 chapters provide a deep and meaningful landscape of the implementation of STEM over the past two decades. As such, the findings that are presented within provide the reader with clear directions for future research into effective practice and supports for integrated STEM, which are grounded in the literature to date.

Teaching Secondary Science

Teaching Secondary Science
Author: Geoff Woolcott,Robert Whannell
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 429
Release: 2017-11-16
ISBN: 1108587631
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Secondary Science Book Excerpt:

Teaching Secondary Science: Theory and Practice provides a dynamic approach to preparing preservice science teachers for practice. Divided into two parts - theory and practice - the text allows students to first become confident in the theory of teaching science before showing how this theory can be applied to practice through ideas for implementation, such as sample lesson plans. These examples span a variety of age levels and subject areas, allowing preservice teachers to adapt each exercise to suit their needs when they enter the classroom.Each chapter is supported by pedagogical features, including learning objectives, reflections, scenarios, key terms, questions, research topics and further readings. Written by leading science education researchers from universities across Australia, Teaching Secondary Science is a practical resource that will continue to inspire preservice teachers as they move from study into the classroom. This book includes a single-use twelve-month subscription to Cambridge Dynamic Science.

Handbook of Research on Science Teacher Education

Handbook of Research on Science Teacher Education
Author: Julie A. Luft,M. Gail Jones
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2022-04-27
ISBN: 1000568016
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Science Teacher Education Book Excerpt:

This groundbreaking handbook offers a contemporary and thorough review of research relating directly to the preparation, induction, and career long professional learning of K–12 science teachers. Through critical and concise chapters, this volume provides essential insights into science teacher education that range from their learning as individuals to the programs that cultivate their knowledge and practices. Each chapter is a current review of research that depicts the area, and then points to empirically based conclusions or suggestions for science teacher educators or educational researchers. Issues associated with equity are embedded within each chapter. Drawing on the work of over one hundred contributors from across the globe, this handbook has 35 chapters that cover established, emergent, diverse, and pioneering areas of research, including: Research methods and methodologies in science teacher education, including discussions of the purpose of science teacher education research and equitable perspectives; Formal and informal teacher education programs that span from early childhood educators to the complexity of preparation, to the role of informal settings such as museums; Continuous professional learning of science teachers that supports building cultural responsiveness and teacher leadership; Core topics in science teacher education that focus on teacher knowledge, educative curricula, and working with all students; and Emerging areas in science teacher education such as STEM education, global education, and identity development. This comprehensive, in-depth text will be central to the work of science teacher educators, researchers in the field of science education, and all those who work closely with science teachers.

Engaging Learners with Chemistry

Engaging Learners with Chemistry
Author: Ilka Parchmann,Shirley Simon,Jan Apotheker
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2020-07-27
ISBN: 1839161272
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engaging Learners with Chemistry Book Excerpt:

Many projects in recent years have applied context-based learning and engagement tools to the fostering of long-term student engagement with chemistry. While empirical evidence shows the positive effects of context-based learning approaches on students’ interest, the long-term effects on student engagement have not been sufficiently highlighted up to now. Edited by respected chemistry education researchers, and with contributions from practitioners across the world, Engaging Learners with Chemistry sets out the approaches that have been successfully tested and implemented according to different criteria, including informative, interactive, and participatory engagement, while also considering citizenship and career perspectives. Bringing together the latest research in one volume, this book will be useful for chemistry teachers, researchers in chemistry education and professionals in the chemical industry seeking to attract students to careers in the chemical sector.

The Art of Teaching Science

The Art of Teaching Science
Author: Vaille Dawson,Grady Venville,Jennifer Donovan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-07-16
ISBN: 1000247848
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Teaching Science Book Excerpt:

The Art of Teaching Science has proven itself to be one of the most popular introductory texts for Australian pre-service and in-service teachers, providing guidance on engaging students and helping develop scientifically literate citizens. Beginning with an examination of the nature of science, constructivist and socio-cultural views of teaching and learning and contemporary science curricula in Australian schools, the expert authors go on to explore effective teaching and learning strategies, approaches to assessment and provide advice on the use of ICT in the classroom. Fully revised and updated, this edition also reflects the introduction of the AITSL professional standards for teachers and integrates them throughout the text. New chapters explore: •a range of teaching strategies including explicit instruction, active learning and problem-based learning; •the effective integration of STEM in schools; •approaches to differentiation in science education; and •contemporary uses of ICT to improve student learning. Those new to this text will find it is deliberately written in user-friendly language. Each chapter stands alone, but collectively they form a coherent picture of the art (in the sense of creative craft) and science (as in possessing the knowledge, understanding and skills) required to effectively teach secondary school science. 'Helping each new generation of school science teachers as they begin their careers is crucial to education. This is the updated, third edition of this valuable textbook. It contains a wonderful range of inspirational chapters. All science teachers, not only those at the start of the profession, would benefit from it, in Australia and beyond.' Michael J. Reiss, Professor of Science Education, University College, London

Software Literacy

Software Literacy
Author: Elaine Khoo,Craig Hight,Rob Torrens,Bronwen Cowie
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 101
Release: 2017-11-24
ISBN: 9811070598
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Software Literacy Book Excerpt:

This book explores the notion of software literacy, a key part of digital literacy which all contemporary students and citizens need to understand. Software literacy involves a critical understanding of how the affordances and conceptual approaches of everything from operating systems, creative apps and media editors, to software-based platforms and infrastructures work to inform and shape the ways we think and act. As a cultural artefact, programing code plays a role in reproducing, reinforcing, and augmenting existing cultural practices, as well as generating completely new coded practices. A proposed three-tier framework for software literacy is the focus for a two-year empirical investigation into how tertiary students become more literate about the nature and implications of software they encounter as part of their tertiary studies. Two case studies of software learning and use in university-level engineering and screen & media studies courses are presented, investigating the mapping of students’ trajectory of the learning of desktop applications against this framework for software literacy. Though the book’s focus is primarily educational, its content also has implications for any field that makes use of software and information & communication technology systems and applications. As such, the book will be of interest to all readers whose work involves the challenges and opportunities presented by software-based teaching and learning; and to those interested in how software impacts the workplace and leisure activities that make up our day-to-day lives.

Learning in Virtual Worlds

Learning in Virtual Worlds
Author: Sue Gregory,Mark J.W. Lee,Barney Dalgarno,Belinda Tynan
Publsiher: Athabasca University Press
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN: 177199133X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning in Virtual Worlds Book Excerpt:

Three-dimensional (3D) immersive virtual worlds have been touted as being capable of facilitating highly interactive, engaging, multimodal learning experiences. Much of the evidence gathered to support these claims has been anecdotal but the potential that these environments hold to solve traditional problems in online and technology-mediated education—primarily learner isolation and student disengagement—has resulted in considerable investments in virtual world platforms like Second Life, OpenSimulator, and Open Wonderland by both professors and institutions. To justify this ongoing and sustained investment, institutions and proponents of simulated learning environments must assemble a robust body of evidence that illustrates the most effective use of this powerful learning tool. In this authoritative collection, a team of international experts outline the emerging trends and developments in the use of 3D virtual worlds for teaching and learning. They explore aspec ts of learner interaction with virtual worlds, such as user wayfinding in Second Life, communication modes and perceived presence, and accessibility issues for elderly or disabled learners. They also examine advanced technologies that hold potential for the enhancement of learner immersion and discuss best practices in the design and implementation of virtual world-based learning interventions and tasks. By evaluating and documenting different methods, approaches, and strategies, the contributors to Learning in Virtual Worlds offer important information and insight to both scholars and practitioners in the field.

Non Formal and Informal Science Learning in the ICT Era

Non Formal and Informal Science Learning in the ICT Era
Author: Michail Giannakos
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2020-09-14
ISBN: 9811567476
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Non Formal and Informal Science Learning in the ICT Era Book Excerpt:

This book introduces the reader to evidence-based non-formal and informal science learning considerations (including technological and pedagogical innovations) that have emerged in and empowered the information and communications technology (ICT) era. The contributions come from diverse countries and contexts (such as hackerspaces, museums, makerspaces, after-school activities) to support a wide range of educators, practitioners, and researchers (such as K-12 teachers, learning scientists, museum curators, librarians, parents, hobbyists). The documented considerations, lessons learned, and concepts have been extracted using diverse methods, ranging from experience reports and conceptual methods to quantitative studies and field observation using qualitative methods. This volume attempts to support the preparation, set-up, implementation, but also evaluation of informal learning activities to enhance science education.

Synergic Integration of Formal and Informal E Learning Environments for Adult Lifelong Learners

Synergic Integration of Formal and Informal E Learning Environments for Adult Lifelong Learners
Author: Leone, Sabrina
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2013-10-31
ISBN: 146664656X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Synergic Integration of Formal and Informal E Learning Environments for Adult Lifelong Learners Book Excerpt:

Recently, there has been an increased understanding that learning occurs outside of the traditional classroom setting, particularly for adult lifelong learners. This perspective has enhanced an attentive design in the underlying technological architecture that is required for the integration of formal and informal learning environments. Synergic Integration of Formal and Informal E-Learning Environments for Adult Lifelong Learners presents a collection of issues and research from adult education professionals who define, develop, implement, and evaluate the integration of formal and informal eLearning environments for adult lifelong learners. Academics, teachers, administrators, and learning technologists will benefit from this publication’s unique approach to discussing and analyzing the challenges of introducing and implementing learning technologies for adult lifelong learners.

Rewired

Rewired
Author: Larry D. Rosen, Ph.D.
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-03-30
ISBN: 9780230106086
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rewired Book Excerpt:

Look around at today's youth and you can see how technology has changed their lives. They lie on their beds and study while listening to mp3 players, texting and chatting online with friends, and reading and posting Facebook messages. How does the new, charged-up, multitasking generation respond to traditional textbooks and lectures? Are we effectively reaching today's technologically advanced youth? Rewired is the first book to help educators and parents teach to this new generation's radically different learning styles and needs. This book will also help parents learn what to expect from their "techie" children concerning school, homework, and even socialization. In short, it is a book that exposes the impact of generational differences on learning while providing strategies for engaging students at school and at home.