Essentials of Science Classroom Assessment

Author: Xiufeng Liu

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781412961011

Category: Education

Page: 217

View: 552

Grounded in the constructivist inquiry approach to science teaching and learning, Essentials of Science Classroom Assessment bridges science assessment research and practice, and connects science assessment and learning. This book will help students in science methods courses to develop essential skills in conducting science assessment to support student learning. The chapters parallel a typical structure of a science methods course, making the integration of this text into a science methods course seamless. Due to its practical and concise nature, this book is also ideal for practicing science teachers to use as a professional development resource.
Inquire Within

Author: Douglas Llewellyn

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452299280

Category: Education

Page: 392

View: 656

Your definitive guide to inquiry- and argument-based science—updated for today’s standards! Doug Llewellyn’s two big aims with this new edition of Inquire Within? To help you engage students in activities and explorations that draw on their big questions, then build students’ capacity to defend their claims. Always striking a balance between the “why” and the “how,” new features include how to Teach argumentation, a key requirement of both the Common Core and NGSS Adapt your existing science curricula and benefit from the book’s many lesson plans Improve students’ language learning and communication skills through inquiry-based instruction Develop your own inquiry-based mindset
Connecting Science and Engineering Education Practices in Meaningful Ways

Author: Leonard A. Annetta

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319163994

Category: Science

Page: 385

View: 330

The need for a scientifically literate citizenry, one that is able to think critically and engage productively in the engineering design process, has never been greater. By raising engineering design to the same level as scientific inquiry the Next Generation Science Standards’ (NGSS) have signaled their commitment to the integration of engineering design into the fabric of science education. This call has raised many critical questions...How well do these new standards represent what actually engineers do? Where do the deep connections among science and engineering practices lie? To what extent can (or even should) science and engineering practices co-exist in formal and informal educational spaces? Which of the core science concepts are best to leverage in the pursuit of coherent and compelling integration of engineering practices? What science important content may be pushed aside? This book, tackles many of these tough questions head on. All of the contributing authors consider the same core question: Given the rapidly changing landscape of science education, including the elevated status of engineering design, what are the best approaches to the effective integration of the science and engineering practices? They answered with rich descriptions of pioneering approaches, critical insights, and useful practical examples of how embodying a culture of interdisciplinarity and innovation can fuel the development of a scientifically literate citizenry . This collection of work builds traversable bridges across diverse research communities and begins to break down long standing disciplinary silos that have historically often hamstrung well-meaning efforts to bring research and practice from science and engineering together in meaningful and lasting ways.
Physics Education

Author: Hans Ernst Fischer

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030873912

Category: Science

Page: 503

View: 549

This book offers a comprehensive overview of the theoretical background and practice of physics teaching and learning and assists in the integration of highly interesting topics into physics lessons. Researchers in the field, including experienced educators, discuss basic theories, the methods and some contents of physics teaching and learning, highlighting new and traditional perspectives on physics instruction. A major aim is to explain how physics can be taught and learned effectively and in a manner enjoyable for both the teacher and the student. Close attention is paid to aspects such as teacher competences and requirements, lesson structure, and the use of experiments in physics lessons. The roles of mathematical and physical modeling, multiple representations, instructional explanations, and digital media in physics teaching are all examined. Quantitative and qualitative research on science education in schools is discussed, as quality assessment of physics instruction. The book is of great value to researchers involved in the teaching and learning of physics, to those training physics teachers, and to pre-service and practising physics teachers.
Priorities in Practice

Author: Rick Allen

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416605294

Category: Education

Page: 141

View: 825

Provides program ideas and practices that will prepare school science programs for stricter new learning objectives and performance goals.
Everyday Assessment in the Science Classroom

Author: National Science Teachers Association

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 9780873552172

Category: Education

Page: 164

View: 865

The second in NSTA’s Science Educator’s Essay Collection, Everyday Assessment is is designed to build confidence and enhance every teacher’s ability to embed assessment into daily classwork. The book’s insights will help make assessment a dynamic classroom process of fine-tuning how and what you teach.
Essentials of Elementary Science

Author: Daniel C. Dobey

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UVA:X004745957

Category: Science

Page: 244

View: 183

In an accessible style geared toward undergraduates, Dobey (science education, State University of New York-Fredonia) looks at current standards and the role of technology in the science classroom, and provides activities and vignettes on teaching children about science. Unfortunately, activities ar
Assessment in the Primary Classroom

Author: Sarah Earle

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526449978

Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 177

Essential reading to support principled assessment decisions in the classroom Assessment has become an increasingly complex area for primary schools in recent years, with schools and academy trusts trying to create their own ways of assessing without levels. Trainee teachers find it hard to understand key principles in assessment when practice in each of their school experiences is so varied. This 'essentials' text supports trainee and beginning teachers to understand the current context and consider essential principles for good practice in primary assessment. The book: - features explanations of key terminology - includes practical examples from classrooms and schools - supports teacher assessment literacy - explores the assessment system as a whole - covers formative and summative assessment, pupil progress, data and moderation.