Cases on Research-Based Teaching Methods in Science Education, 1st Edition

  • Eugene de Silva
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  • ISBN-10: 1466663766
  • ISBN-13: 9781466663763
  • DDC: 507.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 332 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released January 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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While the great scientists of the past recognized a need for a multidisciplinary approach, today's schools often treat math and science as subjects separate from the rest. This not only creates a disinterest among students, but also a potential learning gap once students reach college and then graduate into the workforce. Cases on Research-Based Teaching Methods in Science Education addresses the problems currently facing science education in the USA and the UK, and suggests a new hands-on approach to learning. This book is an essential reference source for policymakers, academicians, researchers, educators, curricula developers, and teachers as they strive to improve education at the elementary, secondary, and collegiate levels.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (AETID) Book Series.
Titles in This Series.
Other Frontmatter.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
Curricula Changes.
1: Making Sense of Science: A Review in Scottish Further Education.
2: Developing Scientific Literacy: Introducing Primary–Aged Children to Atomic–Molecular Theory.
3: Implementing the Understanding by Design Framework in Higher Education.
4: Martial Arts and Physics: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Increase Student Engagement and Interest in the Sciences.
5: The Inclusion of Multidisciplinary Research in Science Teaching: A Novel Teaching Method.
Content Presentation.
6: Developing a Research-Informed Teaching Module for Learning about Electrical Circuits at Lower Secondary School Level: Supporting Personal Learning about Science and the Nature of Science.
7: Presenting Physics Content and Fostering Creativity in Physics among Less-Academically Inclined Students through a Simple Design-Based Toy Project.
8: Using Multidisciplinary Research Experiences to Enhance STEM Learning through Undergraduate, Team-Based, Summer Research Projects for At-Risk Students.
9: Collaborative Teams as a Means of Constructing Knowledge in the Life Sciences: Theory and Practice.
10: Interdisciplinary Problem-Based Learning Practices in Higher Education.
11: Transdisciplinary Research in Sustainable Scientific Education in the Field of Urbanism and Architecture.
12: Pre-Service Teachers' Self-Efficacy and Attitudes toward Learning and Teaching Science in a Content Course.
Cases on Research-Based Teaching Methods in Science Education.
13: Traditional Teaching and Its Effect on Research-Based Teaching: Science via Online Instruction.
14: Research Institutions: Research-Based Teaching through Technology.
15: Application of Information and Communication Technology to Create E-Learning Environments for Mathematics Knowledge Learning to Prepare for Engineering Education.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.