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Creating a classroom community of young scientists

Author: Jeffrey W Bloom
Publisher: New York : Routledge, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Offering an approach to teaching science, this work is intended to help teachers - both pre-service and in-service - develop science programs in their classrooms. It provides an approach that aims to  Read more...

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Bloom, Jeffrey W.
Creating a classroom community of young scientists.
New York : Routledge, ©2006
(DLC) 2006001764
(OCoLC)63122837
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey W Bloom
ISBN: 9780203956878 0203956877 9781135437206 1135437203
OCLC Number: 144586071
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 463 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Part 1. Getting Started Introduction 1.1 Beginning the journey 1.2 Philosophy and theoretical framework 1.3 Goals and emphases 1.4 How to use this book 1.5 Some questions to consider 1.6 Two quotes to think about 2 Initial Explorations 2.1 Pond water investigation 2.2 Investigating earthworms 2.3 Nature walk 2.4 Moon study 2.5 Exploring light, lenses, and mirrors 2.6 Summary Part II. Teaching Science for Children's Meaningful Learning 3 Nature of Science 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Views of science: Scientists and thinkers about science 3.3 Activities 3.4 Examples of children's ideas 3.5 Summary 4 Children's Learning and Sense-Making 4.1 Constructivism 4.2 Social constructivism 4.3 Contexts of meaning 4.4 Categorization 4.5 Play 4.6 Complex learning 4.7 Summary of implications for teaching 5 Children's Talk 5.1 The traditional approach to classroom discussions 5.2 An alternative approach to classroom discussions 5.3 An example of a classroom argument 5.4 Extending our understandings of how to work with children's discussions 6 Teaching and Learning through Inquiry 6.1 Types of questions and inquiry 6.2 Patterns of inquiry in the classroom 6.3 A cycle of inquiry 6.4 Observational studies 6.5 Experimental studies 6.6 Inquiry and learning 7 Assessing Children's Learning, Thinking, and Talk 7.1 Establishing goals 7.2 Some necessary background 7.3 The purpose of assessment 7.4 Some approaches to assessment 7.5 Observations and performance assessment 7.6 What to look for and keeping track 7.7 Additional issues of assessment as driven by curricular documents and national standards 7.8 A final activity 8 Planning and Implementing Instruction 8.1 Some basic guidelines and principles to consider 8.2 How and where to start 8.3 A simple model of planning - E-7 8.4 Instructional plans 8.5 Alternative sequencing for a restricted curriculum situation 8.6 Taking into account children's ability levels (...but not selling them short!) 8.7 Teaching and working with children: Implementing instruction 8.8 Some example unit topics and themes 8.9 Yearly planning 9 Classroom as Community of Young Scientists 9.1 Developing the classroom as a community of learners, inquirers, and young scientists 9.2 Establishing a classroom community 9.3 Setting up your classroom 9.4 Working with children 9.5 Working with parents and the extended community 6.6 Working with yourself 10 Reflective Practice 10.1 Background to professional thinking and learning 10.2 An overview of reflection 10.3 Working with yourself 10.4 The focus of reflection 10.5 Reflection examples and activities 10.6 Dilemmas 11 Where to Go From Here: Participating in the Professional Community 11.1 Participating in the professional community 11.2 Continuing to learn about science 11.3 Continuing your professional development Part III. Appendices A Safety A.1 Physical safety A.2 Personal, psychological, and social safety B United States Science Education Standards C Canadian Science Education Standards D Learning and Teaching for Complexity D.1 Systems D.2 Patterns, metapatterns, and other broadly connecting concepts D.3 Teaching and learning for complex understandings E More On Planning - Curriculum Units E.1 More planning tools E.2 Sample curriculum unit ideas F Field Studies F.1 Types of field studies F.2 Planning an extended field study F.3 Summary G Sample Activities G.1 Structures G.2 Marble collisions G.3 Pendulums G.4 Balancing act G.5 Batteries and bulbs G.6 Construct a boat to hold a specific cargo G.7 Forest or open field study G.8 Exploring metapatterns G.9 Challengers - Jumping into what scientists experience H Data Collection and Analysis Techniques H.1 Background H.2 Collecting data H.3 Analyzing data H.4 Formulas and conversions H.5 Summary I Science Techniques I.1 Collecting and keeping organisms I.2 Science techniques and procedures I.3 Science equipment and measurement J Technology J.1 Computers and the Internet J.2 Photography J.3 Video J.4 Audio J.5 Laboratory probeware J.6 Other science equipment K Equipment, Supplies, and Materials K.1 Basic science equipment and materials for the classroom K.2 Sources of science supplies and equipment L Professional Resources L.1 Professional organizations L.2 Science-related organizations L.3 Internet resources by science topic or resource L.4 Teacher professional journals and children's magazines L.5 Books for teachers
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