Elementary Science Methods: A Constructivist Approach

Elementary Science Methods: A Constructivist Approach

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The text that pioneered a constructivist approach to elementary science teaching is based on two fundamental and complementary ideas: that ita€™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 childrena€™s literature to encourage interdisciplinary learning. The booka€™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.See free discovery discovery of America, 263a€“264, 264 discrepant events, 163a€“ 164 disequilibration, cognitive, 164a€“165 ... Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). earth- space science, ... 46, 46 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), 54 reauthorization of, 55, 295 elementary science education. ... 203, 204 empirical, 37 evolution, 10, 39, 47 Evolution Readiness project, 397 examples, from childrena#39;s literature, anbsp;...

Title:Elementary Science Methods: A Constructivist Approach
Author:David Martin
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2011-07-29


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