Elementary Science Methods: A Constructivist Approach (with CD-ROM and Info) / Edition 4

Elementary Science Methods: A Constructivist Approach (with CD-ROM and Info) / Edition 4

by David Jerner Martin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0495004952

ISBN-13: 9780495004950

Pub. Date: 07/15/2005

Publisher: Cengage Learning

In this pioneering text, Martin uses a constructivist approach to guide students in learning how to teach in a constructivist manner. Grounded in the belief that it is more important for children to learn how to do science than it is for them to learn about science, this text is predicated on the reality that teachers of elementary science do not need to know a great…  See more details below

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In this pioneering text, Martin uses a constructivist approach to guide students in learning how to teach in a constructivist manner. Grounded in the belief that it is more important for children to learn how to do science than it is for them to learn about science, this text is predicated on the reality that teachers of elementary science do not need to know a great deal of science to be good science teachers, but need to be co-inquirers with their students. To facilitate your students' learning, this text features a wealth of exercises: for teacher candidates, the book includes open-ended inquiry activities that help them to construct their own personal conceptualizations about science content and teaching science in the elementary school; and, it contains over 170 process-oriented, open-ended activities that teachers can use to encourage children to develop and perform their own investigations. The Book Companion CD-ROM, included with each new copy, provides tools and resources, such as additional activities and video, which students can use both in their college course and later in elementary science classrooms. All activities are linked to National Science Education Standards for content, professional development, assessment, and teaching, and the activities contain suggestions of appropriate children's literature.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495004950
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/15/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The science education imperative3
Ch. 2Science education today39
Ch. 3The processes of science67
Ch. 4Constructivism in elementary science education177
Ch. 5Inquiry217
Ch. 6Learner differences253
Ch. 7Assessment295
Ch. 8The elementary science classroom339
Ch. 9Reading, writing, and interdisciplinary approaches383
Ch. 10Technology in elementary science education425
Ch. 11Concept mapping in elementary science467
Ch. 12The elementary science education professional485
Ch. 13A model of teaching by listening507
App. AActivities cross-referenced to basic scientific concepts and principles523

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