Science Learning and Instruction: Taking Advantage of Technology to Promote Knowledge Integration / Edition 1

Science Learning and Instruction: Taking Advantage of Technology to Promote Knowledge Integration / Edition 1

by Marcia C. Linn, Bat-Sheva Eylon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0805860541

ISBN-13: 9780805860542

Pub. Date: 05/02/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Science Learning and Instruction describes advances in understanding the nature of science learning and their implications for the design of science instruction. The authors show how design patterns, design principles, and professional development opportunities coalesce to create and sustain effective instruction in each primary scientific domain:

Overview

Science Learning and Instruction describes advances in understanding the nature of science learning and their implications for the design of science instruction. The authors show how design patterns, design principles, and professional development opportunities coalesce to create and sustain effective instruction in each primary scientific domain: earth science, life science, and physical science. Calling for more in depth and less fleeting coverage of science topics in order to accomplish knowledge integration, the book highlights the importance of designing the instructional materials, the examples that are introduced in each scientific domain, and the professional development that accompanies these materials. It argues that unless all these efforts are made simultaneously, educators cannot hope to improve science learning outcomes. The book also addresses how many policies, including curriculum, standards, guidelines, and standardized tests, work against the goal of integrative understanding, and discusses opportunities to rethink science education policies based on research findings from instruction that emphasizes such understanding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805860542
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/02/2011
Pages:
360

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xv

1 Introduction and Overview 1

2 Typical Instructional Patterns 30

3 Transforming Science Instruction with Technology A Thermodynamics Case Study 58

4 Particulate Structure of Matter: A Case Study 84

5 Knowledge Integration Principles and Patterns 102

6 Lectures and Technology 125

7 Experimentation and Knowledge Integration 148

8 Making Visualizations Valuable 186

9 Collaboration for Knowledge Integration 218

10 Professional Development for Knowledge Integration 248

11 The Case for Knowledge Integration 280

References 300

Index 335

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