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Science Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools : Developing Fundamental Knowledge and Skills for Teaching,9780131916562
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Science Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools : Developing Fundamental Knowledge and Skills for Teaching

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780131916562

ISBN10:
0131916564
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Pearson College Div
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Summary

For courses in Secondary Science Methods.Science Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools: Developing Fundamental Knowledge and Skills for Teaching has been thoroughly revised to provide the initial scaffolding needed by beginning teachers to understand and enact the basics of science teaching and learning. This new edition includes six new introductory chapters focusing on the basic functions of science teaching-purpose, planning, teaching, managing, and assessing.

Table of Contents

Developing Fundamental Knowledge and Skills for Teaching
Getting Into Science Teaching Quickly
Thoughts and Actions of Beginning Science Teachers
Thoughts and Actions of Beginning Science
Informed and Uninformed Science Teaching
Assessing and Reviewing
References
Purpose of Science Teaching
Golas and Purposes of Science Education from 1980 to the Present
Conclusion
Assessing and Reviewing
Resources
References
Planning to Teach Science
What Are You Planning to Teach?
Whom Are You Planning to Teach?
How Are You Planning to Teach Science?
How Are You Planning to Manage the Learning Environment?
When Will You Assess Student Learning?
Constructing Instructional Objectives
Examples of Science Lesson Plans
Assessing and Reviewing
Resources to Examine
References
Teaching Science
Personal Characteristics
Teaching Skills
Instructional Strategies
Learning and Reinforcement Techniques
Summary
Now Let's Teach Science
Assessing and Reviewing
Resources to Examine
References
Managing the Science Learning Environment
The First Days of School
Determining hte Causes for Student Misbehavior
Creating Positive Science Learning Communities
Organizing and Managing Science Learning
Dealing with Student Misbehavior
Assessing and Reviewing
Resources to Examine
References
Assessing Science Lessons
Features of a Lesson Assessment System
General Learning Goals
Instructional Objectives
During-Lesson Monitoring
End-of-Lesson Assessment
Honing Your Lesson Assessment Skills
Assessing and Reviewing
Resources to Examine
References
Background fOr Science Teaching
The Nature of Science
What is the Science?
The Nature of Science and National Standards
Themes of Science and Science Literacy
Assessing and Reviewing
Resources to Examine
References
Diverse Adolescent Learners and Their Schools
Student Diversity
Equity in Science Education
Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
Gender-Inclusiveness
Exceptionalities
Adolescents' School Science Experience
Assessing and Reviewing
Resources to Examine
References
Learning in Middle Grades and Secondary Schools
Introduction
Cognitive Approaches and Strategies for Teaching Science in a Constructivist Manner
Assessing and Reviewing
Resources to Examine
References
Strategies for Science Teaching
Inquiry and Teaching Science
What is Inquiry?
Content and Process as They Relate to Inquiry and Discovery Learning
Strategies and Techniquesfor Conducting Inquiry-Based Instruction
Grouping and Cooperative Learning
Concerns Associated with Inquiry-Based Instruction
Assessing and Reviewing
Resources to Examine
References
Discussion, Demonstration, and Lecture
Discussion
Demonstration
Lecture
Construction and Use of Oral Questions
Assessing and Reviewing
Resources to Examine
References
Science, Technology, and Society
A Rationale for STS
What is Technology?
Technological Products, Systems, and Processes
STS Issues and Problems
STS Curriculum Programs
Considerations for STS Instruction
Evolution Versus Creationism in Science Teaching
Assessing and Reviewing
Resources to Examine
References
Laboratory and Field Work
What is Laboratory Work?
Preparing Students for Laboratory Experiences
Ensuring Successful Laboratory Experiences
Fieldwork
Assessing and Reviewing
Resources to Examine
References
Safety in the Laboratory and Classroom
Introduction
Safety and the Law
General Safety Responsibilities
Safety Goggles and Eye Protection
Specific Safety Guidelines for Biology
Specific Safety Guidelines for Chemistry
Safety in the Earth Science Laboratory
Safety Guidlines for Physics and Physical Science Laboratories
Radiation Safety
Safety Units for Students
Assessing and Reviewing
Resources to Examine
References
Computers and Electronic Technology
Modern Technology for Science Teachers and Students
Science Teaching with Multimedia
Teaching Science Using the Internet
Uses for Computers and Electronic Technologies in Science Instruction
Selecting Quality Software and Media
Assessing and Reviewing
Resources to Examine
References
Long Term Planning and Assessment
Unit Planning and Science Education Reform
Multifaceted Assessment
Unit Planning in Action
Grading and Reporting Grades
Assessing and Reviewing
Resources to Examine
References
Appendices
Little Science Puzzles
Science Demonstrations
Science Laboratory Activities
Scoring Key for "Science Teaching Inventory" in Chapter One
Index
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