Elementary Science Methods: A Constructivist Approach

Author: David Jerner Martin

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111305439

Category: Education

Page: 632

View: 4310

The text that pioneered a constructivist approach to elementary science teaching is based on two fundamental and complementary ideas: that it's more important for children to learn how to do science than to learn about science, and that elementary science teachers needing to know a great deal of science, but rather should be co-inquirers with their students. ELEMENTARY SCIENCE METHODS: A CONSTRUCTIVIST APPROACH, Sixth Edition, features a wealth of exercises, including open-ended inquiry activities that help teacher candidates construct their own conceptualizations about science content and teaching methods. More than 170 process-oriented, open-ended activities, organized by grade level, can be used to encourage children to develop and perform their own investigations. All activities and much of the text content are clearly linked to National Science Education Standards (NSES) for content, professional development, assessment, and teaching. Also included are suggestions for appropriate children's literature to encourage interdisciplinary learning. The book's website, Education CourseMate, provides valuable tools and resources such as additional activities and video clips that students can use both in their college course and later in elementary science classrooms. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Building Teachers: A Constructivist Approach to Introducing Education

Author: David Jerner Martin,Kimberly S. Loomis

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133943012

Category: Education

Page: 480

View: 7372

Designed from the ground up with a constructivist framework, BUILDING TEACHERS: A CONSTRUCTIVIST APPROACH TO INTRODUCING EDUCATION, 2nd Edition helps future teachers create their own understanding of education. As the authors address the key topics generally covered in an introductory book, they encourage readers to develop their own understandings by connecting their prior knowledge, experiences, and biases with new experiences to which they will be exposed during the course. Highlights of the new edition include stronger standards integration and expanded material on diversity and technology. By interacting with the materials presented, rather than merely memorizing the book's content, readers learn what teaching is all about in an exploratory, inquiring, constructivist-based manner. In turn, they can help the children in their classrooms learn meaningfully. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Social Studies in Elementary Education

Author: Walter C. Parker,Terence A. Beck

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134043159

Category: Education

Page: 448

View: 8706

NOTE: Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for the Enhanced Pearson eText may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. This package includes the Enhanced Pearson eText and the loose-leaf version. The most popular elementary social studies methods text on the market, this comprehensive, stimulating introduction to social studies in elementary and middle schools presents the elements of a strong social studies curriculum, explains effective teaching methods, and presents a wealth of field-tested examples, exercises, activities, and lesson plans that bring the subject matter to life. It presents critically important ideas and sometimes-complex methods in a clear, straightforward, accessible manner, while focusing on teaching to help K-8 students develop social understanding and the ability to think and act as democratic citizens in a multicultural society. Beginning and new teachers get the understanding and tools they need to unleash their intelligence and creativity on the subject area, and see how they can make social studies a subject that students anticipate and enjoy and that gives purpose and context to reading, writing, science, and math. While continuing to blend theory and practice, this new edition of Social Studies in Elementary Education brings the book into the digital age, emphasizing teaching social studies well and stressing understanding of the practices of good social studies teaching. The key revisions include features that focus on reflection and discussion, issues and challenges, standards, learning to question, differentiated instruction, trends affecting school today, teaching in diverse classrooms, Response to Intervention (RTI), maps and mapping, using digital resources effectively in teaching, and selecting and using children's literature. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos and assessments. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later. 0134043154 / 9780134043159 Social Studies in Elementary Education, Enhanced Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134043405 / 9780134043401 Social Studies in Elementary Education, Enhanced Pearson eText - Access Card 0134055659 / 9780134055657 Social Studies in Elementary Education, Loose-Leaf Version

Designing and Teaching the Elementary Science Methods Course

Author: Sandra K. Abell,Ken Appleton,Deborah L. Hanuscin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135281343

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 4037

What do aspiring and practicing elementary science teacher education faculty need to know as they plan and carry out instruction for future elementary science teachers? This scholarly and practical guide for science teacher educators outlines the theory, principles, and strategies needed, and provides classroom examples anchored to those principles. The theoretical and empirical foundations are supported by scholarship in the field, and the practical examples are derived from activities, lessons, and units field-tested in the authors’ elementary science methods courses. Designing and Teaching the Elementary Science Methods Course is grounded in the theoretical framework of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK), which describes how teachers transform subject matter knowledge into viable instruction in their discipline. Chapters on science methods students as learners, the science methods course curriculum, instructional strategies, methods course assessment, and the field experience help readers develop their PCK for teaching prospective elementary science teachers. "Activities that Work" and "Tools for Teaching the Methods Course" provide useful examples for putting this knowledge into action in the elementary science methods course.

Science Stories: Science Methods for Elementary and Middle School Teachers

Author: Janice Koch

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305960726

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 5305

SCIENCE STORIES helps preservice and inservice teachers contextualize what it looks like to engage their students in meaningful science experiences. Using narratives about science teaching and learning in real-world classrooms, this text demonstrates learning, important content, and strategies in action. Author Janice Koch's approach guides teachers in discovering and exploring their scientific selves, enabling them to learn from students' experiences and become effective scientific explorers in their own classrooms. Featuring connections to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the text empowers teachers to infuse science into their own classrooms by answering such questions as, “Where do I start?” and “How do I use the new standards?” SCIENCE STORIES contains comprehensive chapters on key science disciplinary core ideas, such as life science, physical science, and earth and space science, as well as a chapter that considers student assessment and self-assessment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Teaching Science for Understanding

A Human Constructivist View

Author: Joel J. Mintzes,James H. Wandersee,Joseph D. Novak

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080879246

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 1271

Teaching Science for Understanding

Social Studies for the Elementary and Middle Grades

A Constructivist Approach

Author: Cynthia S. Sunal,Mary Elizabeth Haas

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780137048854

Category: Education

Page: 503

View: 4580

Building on the success of previous editions, Social Studies for the Elementary and Middle Grades discusses flexible strategies for teaching today's diverse learner, the structure of the knowledge to be learned, how to help students reconstruct present ideas, and how to translate theory and recent research into lesson plans and units. Packed with activities, up-to-date technology, teaching strategies, and a constructivist approach, this text demonstrates how to use developmentally appropriate strategies to help students construct important social studies ideas and skills.

Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills

Author: Judith R. Birsh

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 9781598570939

Category: Education

Page: 786

View: 3509

The bestselling textbook on multisensory teaching is now fully revised and expanded with cutting-edge research and more on hot topics such as executive function, fluency, and adolescent literacy.

Learning to Teach in the Primary School

Author: Peter Hudson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107672821

Category: Education

Page: 334

View: 9449

Education is in a constant state of change and development. Learning to Teach in the Primary School provides a pathway into Australian education for preservice primary teachers. This practical and engaging text includes strong links to the Australian Curriculum, and frames teaching around understanding primary students, how they learn, and their contexts. The book includes numerous valuable teaching resources such as: • applied learning boxes, discussion questions, and research topics • specific information related to the teaching of literacy, mathematics and science • practical guidance across a range of key learning areas, exploring the breadth and depth of teaching and learning opportunities for primary students. Drawing on the wide-ranging expertise of each contributor, this text provides techniques to engage primary students in high-quality education. The concluding chapters of the book focus on professional growth, making this a valuable resource throughout preservice teachers' tertiary coursework and into their professional careers.

Teaching Science in Elementary and Middle School Classrooms

A Project-based Approach

Author: Joseph S. Krajcik,Charlene M. Czerniak,Charlene Lochbihler Czerniak,Carl F. Berger

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: 9780072486742

Category: Education

Page: 498

View: 2081

This text provides an overview of current science teaching practices for the elementary and middle grades. The authors, top scholars in the field of Science Education, believe that all children should develop an in-depth and meaningful understanding of scientific concepts and processes. To achieve this, the text utilizes the Project Based Approach. Project-based science stresses that science teaching should emphasize the active engagement of students in science, rather than teachers telling students information. Each chapter has several Portfolio Activity boxes that provide active learning experiences or reflections for the student. Like the first edition, the text includes numerous strategies in each chapter that help both new and experienced teachers understand how to teach science in an active and engaging manner. The text also shows teachers how to implement the National Science Education Standards (NSES) and constructivist strategies. A NSES marginal feature keys content to the standards. Moreover, this textbook helps teachers learn how to implement all of today’s major reforms; not just read about them.

Math in Minutes

Easy Activities for Children Ages 4-8

Author: Sharon MacDonald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780876590577

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 5333

The perfect introduction to early math concepts for young children!

Teaching Constructivist Science, K-8

Nurturing Natural Investigators in the Standards-Based Classroom

Author: Michael L. Bentley,Edward S. Ebert II,Christine Ebert

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412925762

Category: Education

Page: 229

View: 7317

This reader-friendly book connects constructivist theory with science content standards, practical applications, teaching strategies, and activities.

Action Research in Education

A Practical Guide

Author: Sara Efrat Efron,Ruth Ravid

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 146250972X

Category: Education

Page: 268

View: 6632

This accessible, pragmatic text shows educators step by step how to conduct classroom- and school-based studies to improve instructional practices. The book presents methods and strategies for implementing each stage of the action research cycle, providing balanced coverage of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods approaches. Readers learn how to: select and define a research topic; develop a literature review; choose a design; formulate data collection strategies; design and/or evaluate assessment tools; and interpret, analyze, and report study results. Helpful examples and vignettes depict a variety of real-world teaching and learning situations, school subjects, and age groups (PreK-12). Pedagogical Features *Exercises and activities in every chapter. *Checklists, guidelines, and templates that enable busy educators to self-assess the progress and quality of their studies. *Example boxes illustrating the components of an action research report. *Summary tables highlighting key aspects of different research strategies. *Chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading.

A Few of Our Favorite Things

Teaching Ideas for K-12 Science Methods Instructors

Author: Patricia D. Morrell,Kate Popejoy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9462097798

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 2739

We are all familiar with the expression “teachers’ bag of tricks.” It is fairly easy for K-12 teachers to do a quick web search, scan library shelves, and browse through journals to provide them with numerous lessons and ideas to keep their bags filled. Science teacher educators need to not only provide preservice teachers with resources to help them fill their “bags,” but also include crucial theory and pedagogy; what constitutes “minds on” lessons, not merely “hands on” activities. But where do we science methods instructors find ideas to put in our “bag of tricks” to help us with the pedagogy we teach and model? These kinds of teaching ideas are not so easy to find using the internet or even science methods textbooks. This book is a collection of some favorite teaching ideas from science teacher educators from across the United States and abroad. This book is NOT a collection of teaching ideas about specific science content. This book IS a set of activities that help us prepare our preservice science teachers in the areas of: Constructivism/Conceptual Change; Nature of Science; Integration (including Technology Integration), Scientific Inquiry/Engineering Design; and Diversity/Differentiation. Each section starts with a brief overview of the topic and an introduction to the activities included on the theme. The individual activities include step-by-step instructions, modifications/extensions, references, and additional readings to help you easily and fully implement the idea in your own classroom. These ideas are a few of our favorites; we hope they will become some of yours as well.

Math Makes Sense!

A Constructivist Approach to the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics

Author: Ana Helvia Quintero,Héctor Rosario

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 1783268662

Category: Mathematics

Page: 292

View: 4764

The methods for teaching mathematics usually follow the structure of mathematics. The problem with this is that the structure of mathematics took centuries of elaboration to develop and is not the same as how one originally experiences mathematics. Based on research of how mathematics is actually learned, this book presents an innovative approach for teaching mathematics that will engage pupils and can have lifelong benefits for how they take on board more advanced mathematical topics. Math Makes Sense! makes use of the realistic mathematics education (RME) philosophy, which bridges the gap between informal mathematics learning (such as in day-to-day life) and more formal teaching in school. Many real-life situations as examples for learning are included, as well as different mathematical and logic puzzles that will stimulate learning and foster understanding. The ideas presented are not confined to one national curriculum and so can be helpful worldwide to teachers/ instructors (both in practice and those still in training), private tutors, homeschooling parents, and educational researchers. Contents:PrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorsFostering the Learning of MathematicsConstruction of Concepts and Mathematical InterpretationsNumberingAddition and SubtractionMultiplication and DivisionFractions, Decimals, and PercentagesMeasurementExploring SpaceProbability and StatisticsPatterns, Relations, and FunctionsThe Joy of PuzzlesTechnology: A Tool for Analysis and InterpretationAssessmentConcluding Remarks Readership: Teachers, trainee teachers, researchers interested in mathematics education, homeschool parents, and parents with children in primary/ elementary school. Key Features:This book is grounded on solid mathematics learning research, as well as on the authors' own observations in the classroom, and so combines theoretical knowledge with practiceWritten in an accessible mannerGives educators ideas which they can easily implement in the classroom

Science Education in International Contexts

Author: May M. H. Cheng,Winnie W. M. So

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9460914276

Category: Science

Page: 178

View: 9352

This book presents an international perspective on examining and putting into practice new innovations in science education. The chapters are organized into three parts, each of which addresses a key area in science education research. Part I of this book (Students’ conceptual understanding of science) addresses issues related to the identification of students’ science concepts, and the influence of everyday understandings on the construction of science concepts. Part II (Making science concepts plausible for students) addresses the pedagogical concerns of teachers in making science ideas plausible and logical for their students. Part III (Science teacher learning) reports on science teacher learning in Australia and Hong Kong. The focus is on the interaction between research and implementation, or how theory can be realized in classroom practice, with contributions from both non-Western and non-English-speaking contexts and Western and English speaking countries. Taken together, the papers have a common focus on the relationship or integration of theory and practice in science education. They demonstrate a concern to address education reform directions, putting into practice recommendations from science education research, and improving the quality of science education. The contributors of this book come from seven different areas around the world. These contributions have been essential in making the discussions in this book multi-perspective and relevant to an international audience, thus allowing it to emerge to join the international discourse on improving science education. The studies reported in this book provide insights for future research addressing science education reform directions, students’ learning needs and different classroom contexts. The discussions and the findings reported are relevant to science educators, teachers, student teachers, graduate students in education, curriculum developers and those responsible for education policy.

Teaching Children Science

Discovery Methods for Elementary and Middle Grades

Author: Joseph Abruscato,Donald A. DeRosa

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780137154531

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 7318

What specific strategies and techniques will help foster discovery learning? The new edition of Teaching Children Science: Discovery Methods for the Elementary and Middle Grades provides the answers to that question. This truncated volume is composed of the first nine chapters from Teaching Children Science: A Discovery Approach, Seventh Edition. Like the larger text on which it is based, it takes a constructivist approach to learning and it is written with the same engaging writing style. This brief book of strategies and techniques will help pre-service teachers learn to plan meaningful lessons and units and manage an inquiry-based classroom. The authors suggest productive ways to use the Internet and other technologies in the classroom to enhance learning. Integrating science across the curriculum is also discussed as well as the NSE Standards. Like the larger book, it covers the strategies and techniques for teachers to incorporate cooperative learning, questioning, and active listening in their classrooms. Readers of this book will become teachers who can create classrooms where children look forward to science time as a wonderful opportunity to learn!

Teaching Stem Literacy

A Constructivist Approach for Ages 3 to 8

Author: Juliana Texley,Ruth M. Ruud

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781605545622

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 8615

Creative ideas for three-dimensional STEM learning that are developmentally appropriate and exemplified through children's literature

New Teacher Education for the Future

International Perspectives

Author: Yin Cheong Cheng

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789629490584

Category: Education

Page: 550

View: 6172

Serves to provide readers with an international understanding of how researchers and practitioners in different countries address some essential issues and initiatives in teacher education and development; what they have found from their known and applied research and what the implications are of which are crucial to coping with challenges from the ongoing developments in teacher education.