Curriculum and Instruction: Science, Mathematics and Technology

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  1. Children's Ways with Science and Literacy

    Integrated Multimodal Enactments in Urban Elementary Classrooms

    Edited by Maria Varelas, Christine C. Pappas

    Science is often a forgotten subject in early elementary grades as various mandates require teachers to focus on teaching young students to achieve specific reading and mathematical competencies. This book offers specific examples and empirical evidence of how integrated science-literacy curriculum...

    Published November 18th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

    Issues, Reflections, and Ways Forward

    Edited by Léonie Rennie, Grady Venville, John Wallace

    Series: Teaching and Learning in Science Series

    How can curriculum integration of school science with the related disciplines of technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) enhance students’ skills and their ability to link what they learn in school with the world outside the classroom? Featuring actual case studies of teachers’ attempts to...

    Published May 10th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Student Thinking and Learning in Science

    Perspectives on the Nature and Development of Learners' Ideas

    By Keith S. Taber

    Series: Teaching and Learning in Science Series

    This readable and informative survey of key ideas about students’ thinking in science builds a bridge between theory and practice by offering clear accounts from research, and showing how they relate to actual examples of students talking about widely taught science topics. Focused on secondary...

    To Be Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Rethinking the Way We Teach Science

    The Interplay of Content, Pedagogy, and the Nature of Science

    By Louis Rosenblatt

    Series: Teaching and Learning in Science Series

    Offering a fresh take on inquiry, this book draws on current research and theory in science education, literacy, and educational psychology, as well as the history and philosophy of science, to make its case for transforming the way science is taught. Re-thinking the Way We Teach Science addresses...

    Published November 7th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Exploring the Landscape of Scientific Literacy

    Edited by Cedric Linder, Leif Östman, Douglas A. Roberts, Per-Olof Wickman, Gaalen Ericksen, Allan MacKinnon

    Series: Teaching and Learning in Science Series

    Scientific literacy is part of national science education curricula worldwide. In this volume, an international group of distinguished scholars offer new ways to look at the key ideas and practices associated with promoting scientific literacy in schools and higher education. The goal is to open up...

    Published September 7th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Designing and Teaching the Elementary Science Methods Course

    By Sandra K. Abell, Ken Appleton, Deborah L. Hanuscin

    Series: Teaching and Learning in Science Series

    What do aspiring and practicing elementary science teacher education faculty need to know as they plan and carry out instruction for future elementary science teachers? This scholarly and practical guide for science teacher educators outlines the theory, principles, and strategies needed, and...

    Published February 11th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Children's Ways with Science and Literacy

    Integrated Multimodal Enactments in Urban Elementary Classrooms

    Edited by Maria Varelas, Christine C. Pappas

    Science is often a forgotten subject in early elementary grades as various mandates require teachers to focus on teaching young students to achieve specific reading and mathematical competencies. This book offers specific examples and empirical evidence of how integrated science-literacy curriculum...

    Published November 18th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Communication and Engagement with Science and Technology

    Issues and Dilemmas A Reader in Science Communication

    Edited by John K. Gilbert, Susan M. Stocklmayer

    Science communication seeks to engage individuals and groups with evidence-based information about the nature, outcomes, and social consequences of science and technology. This text provides an overview of this burgeoning field - the issues with which it deals, important influences that affect it,...

    Published November 25th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Educational Leadership and Technology

    Preparing School Administrators for a Digital Age

    By Virginia E. Garland, Chester Tadeja

    Providing models of exemplary use and the latest research, Educational Leadership and Technology reveals the transformational power of emerging technologies to improve student learning, and explores how leaders can bring about this technology integration. This book provides an overview of roles and...

    Published January 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  10. Fostering Success of Ethnic and Racial Minorities in STEM

    The Role of Minority Serving Institutions

    Edited by Robert T. Palmer, Dina C. Maramba, Marybeth Gasman

    To maintain competitiveness in the global economy, United States policymakers and national leaders are increasing their attention to producing workers skilled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Given the growing minority population in the country, it is critical that...

    Published November 6th 2012 by Routledge

  11. Science Learning, Science Teaching

    3rd Edition

    By Jerry Wellington, Gren Ireson

    Now fully updated in its third edition, Science Learning, Science Teaching offers an accessible, practical guide to creative classroom teaching and a comprehensive introduction to contemporary issues in science education. Aiming to encourage and assist professionals with the process of reflection...

    Published January 31st 2012 by Routledge

  12. Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age

    By Louise Starkey

    Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age is for all those interested in considering the impact of emerging digital technologies on teaching and learning. It explores the concept of a digital age and perspectives of knowledge, pedagogy and practice within a digital context. By examining teaching...

    Published May 16th 2012 by Routledge

  13. Teaching Science to Every Child

    Using Culture as a Starting Point, 2nd Edition

    By John Settlage, Sherry Southerland

    Providing timely and practical guidance about teaching science to all students, this text gives particular emphasis to making science accessible to populations who are typically pushed to the fringe – especially students of color and English language learners. Central to this text is the idea that...

    Published October 18th 2011 by Routledge

  14. From ‘Science in the Making’ to Understanding the Nature of Science

    An Overview for Science Educators

    By Mansoor Niaz

    The Nature of Science is highly topical among science teacher educators and researchers. Increasingly, it is a mandated topic in state curriculum documents. This book draws together recent research on Nature of Science studies within a historical and philosophical framework suitable for...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  15. Science Learning and Instruction

    Taking Advantage of Technology to Promote Knowledge Integration

    By Marcia C. Linn, Bat-Sheva Eylon

    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...

    Published April 10th 2011 by Routledge

  16. How Science Works

    Exploring effective pedagogy and practice

    Edited by Rob Toplis

    How Science Works provides student and practising teachers with a comprehensive introduction to one of the most dramatic changes to the secondary science curriculum. Underpinned by the latest research in the field, it explores the emergence and meaning of How Science Works and reviews major...

    Published November 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  17. Epistemology and Science Education

    Understanding the Evolution vs. Intelligent Design Controversy

    Edited by Roger S. Taylor, Michel Ferrari

    How is epistemology related to the issue of teaching science and evolution in the schools? Addressing a flashpoint issue in our schools today, this book explores core epistemological differences between proponents of intelligent design and evolutionary scientists, as well as the critical role of...

    Published November 17th 2010 by Routledge

  18. Teaching Science to English Language Learners

    By Joyce Nutta, Nazan U. Bautista, Malcolm B. Butler

    Series: Teaching English Language Learners across the Curriculum

    Books in the Teaching English Language Learners (ELLs) across the Curriculum Series are written specifically for pre- and in- service teachers who may not have been trained in ELL techniques, but still find themselves facing the realities and challenges of today's diverse classrooms and learners....

    Published August 1st 2010 by Routledge

  19. The Really Useful Elementary Science Book

    By Jeffrey W. Bloom

    Amongst the challenges that elementary teachers may often face as they introduce their students to science is the need to maintain a solid understanding of the many scientific concepts and details themselves. This indispensible resource, intended for pre- and in-service elementary school teachers,...

    Published August 9th 2010 by Routledge

  20. Innovating Science Teacher Education

    A History and Philosophy of Science Perspective

    By Mansoor Niaz

    How teachers view the nature of scientific knowledge is crucial to their understanding of science content and how it can be taught. This book presents an overview of the dynamics of scientific progress and its relationship to the history and philosophy of science, and then explores their...

    Published July 27th 2010 by Routledge

  21. Handbook of Design Research Methods in Education

    Innovations in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Learning and Teaching

    Edited by Anthony E. Kelly, Richard A. Lesh, John Y. Baek

    This Handbook presents the latest thinking and current examples of design research in education. Design-based research involves introducing innovations into real-world practices (as opposed to constrained laboratory contexts) and examining the impact of those designs on the learning process....

    Published June 18th 2008 by Routledge

  22. Handbook of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK) for Educators

    Edited by Published by The AACTE Committee on Innovation and Technology, Mary Herring, Punya Mishra, Matthew Koehler

    Published by Taylor & Francis Group for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education This Handbook addresses the concept and implementation of technological pedagogical content knowledge -- the knowledge and skills that teachers need in order to integrate technology...

    Published January 14th 2008 by Routledge

  23. Science Education from People for People

    Taking a Stand(point)

    Edited by Wolff-Michael Roth

    Contributing to the social justice agenda of redefining what science is and what it means in the everyday lives of people, this book introduces science educators to various dimensions of viewing science and scientific literacy from the standpoint of the learner, engaged with real everyday...

    Published March 31st 2009 by Routledge

  24. The Work of Language in Multicultural Classrooms

    Talking Science, Writing Science

    Edited by Katherine Richardson Bruna, Kimberley Gomez

    Series: Language, Culture, and Teaching Series

    How does language comprise the implicit or explicit curriculum of teaching and learning in multicultural science settings? Building on a growing interest in the ways in which language and literacy practices interact with science teaching and learning to facilitate or obstruct successful student...

    Published July 14th 2008 by Routledge