The Game of Science Education

The Game of Science Education

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An accessible and authoritative approach to effective science teaching, this text is the work of 16 contributors who each employ a single metaphor that will resonate with readers --that science education can and should be considered an exciting game. With qWindows Into the Classroomq personal accounts and qThe Game in Actionq vignettes students are provided with practical applications throughout the book. Many contributors to this book were involved in the development and draft review of the National Science Education Standards, and therefore fully appreciate the importance of overtly linking research-based commentary and recommendations to the Standards. As a result, the entire work is steeped in a current research foundation tied closely to the National Science Education Standards. Features of this new text: qWindows into the classroomq personal accounts and qThe Game in Actionq vignettes provide practical applications throughout the book. Written in accessible first person accounts, each contributor takes a conversational approach that will appeal to a broad audience of readers. Introductions establishes the game metaphor that sustains the chapter and weaves throughout the book. Conclusions leaves the reader with upbeat and practical suggestions for effective science teaching. Author Biographies highligh the distinguished record of achievement of each contributor. Additional Resources at the end of each chapter provide suggestions of useful readings, websites, and other instructional instruments. Reflection questions intended to provoke the reader to apply the ideas and concepts unearthed in the chapter to his or her own unique vantage or condition as an educator. qThe research base of this proposal is a 10 on a scale of 1-10 ...I'm impressed with the style and theme of the essays students would learn a great deal regarding the practical application of science education.q Professor David R. Wetzel, qBloomsburg Universityq qI very much like the use of the analogy of a qGameq used by the authors. 'The text is VERY readable.q Professor Molly Weinburgh qGeorgia State Universityq qThe writing style and use of the game metaphor will undoubtedly grab undergraduate, alternate entry, and graduate student interest.q Professor Warren J. DiBiase, EdD qUniversity of North Carolina, Charlotteq Author Bio A decorated veteran of high school science teaching, Jeff now researches effective science teaching and learning, testing innovations on his students at Northern Iowa. He also develops curriculum, consults at local and national levels, and serves science education organizations. He has published research and philosophy in Educational Leadership, Phi Delta Kappa, The Science Teacher, The American Biology Teacher, Education Week, the Journal of College Science Teaching, the Journal of Science Teacher Education, the International Journal of Science Education, and Teacher magazine. Page 1 of 2Less Emphasis on Knowing scientific facts and information Studying subject matter disciplines (physical, life, earth ... Getting an answer Science as exploration and experiment Providing answers to questions about science content Individuals and ... Emphasis on Understanding scientific concepts and developing abilities of inquiry Learning subject matter disciplines in ... equipment Private communication of student ideas CHAPTER 13: The Future of the Game of Science Education 359.

Title:The Game of Science Education
Author: Jeffrey Weld
Publisher:Allyn & Bacon - 2004

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