Cases in Middle and Secondary Science Education

Cases in Middle and Secondary Science Education : The Promise and Dilemmas

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For course in Middle or Secondary School Science.This casebook is ideal for preservice teachers to use as a problem-solving vehicle for science teaching and learning at the middle and secondary levels. It assists in developing an understanding of prevailing instructional practices and challenges current traditional approaches with convincing arguments that are supported by research. Ten of the twelve chapters contain 3-4 cases each; the initial chapter introduces the case method and the final chapter describes how to develop a cases based on teachers' personal experiences. The book is intended for beginning and experienced middle school and secondary science teachers, science teacher educators, science teacher mentors, and school administrators. It is also appropriate for secondary education courses at the graduate more

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  • Paperback | 281 pages
  • 191.3 x 232.9 x 15.7mm | 527.51g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 0130824682
  • 9780130824684

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1. Classroom Case Narratives of Pedagogical and Research Tools in Science Education. 2. Adolescent Learners in Science. 3. Reform and Science Curriculum. 4. Planning for Science Instruction. 5. Organizing a Positive Learning Environment. 6. Learning in the Science Classroom. 7. Learning in the Laboratory and Informal Settings. 8. Controversial Issues in the Science Classroom. 9. The Role of Technology in Science Teaching and Learning. 10. Assessment in Science. 11. Student Teaching and Mentoring. 12. Science Teacher Education: Exploring the Paradoxes and Possibilities of Case-Based more

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