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Eugene L. Chiappetta, University of Houston
Thomas R. Koballa, University of Georgia

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright: 2006
Format: Paper; 320 pp

ISBN10: 0131916564
ISBN13: 9780131916562 Help icon

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Published: 06/10/2005
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Table of Contents

PART I  GETTING INTO SCIENCE TEACHING QUICKLY

Chapter 1  Thoughts and Actions of Beginning Science Teachers

  • Thoughts and Actions of Beginning Science
  • Informed and Uninformed Science Teaching
  • Assessing and Reviewing
  • References

Chapter 2  Purpose of Science Teaching

  • Golas and Purposes of Science Education from 1980 to the Present
  • Conclusion
  • Assessing and Reviewing
  • Resources
  • References

Chapter 3  Planning to Teach Science

  • What Are You Planning to Teach?
  • Whom Are You Planning to Teach?
  • How Are You Planning to Teach Science?
  • How Are You Planning to Manage the Learning Environment?
  • When Will You Assess Student Learning?
  • Constructing Instructional Objectives
  • Examples of Science Lesson Plans
  • Assessing and Reviewing
  • Resources to Examine
  • References

Chapter 4  Teaching Science

  • Personal Characteristics
  • Teaching Skills
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Learning and Reinforcement Techniques
  • Summary
  • Now Let's Teach Science
  • Assessing and Reviewing
  • Resources to Examine
  • References

Chapter 5  Managing the Science Learning Environment

  • The First Days of School
  • Determining hte Causes for Student Misbehavior
  • Creating Positive Science Learning Communities
  • Organizing and Managing Science Learning
  • Dealing with Student Misbehavior
  • Assessing and Reviewing
  • Resources to Examine
  • References

Chapter 6  Assessing Science Lessons

  • Features of a Lesson Assessment System
  • General Learning Goals
  • Instructional Objectives
  • During-Lesson Monitoring
  • End-of-Lesson Assessment
  • Honing Your Lesson Assessment Skills
  • Assessing and Reviewing
  • Resources to Examine
  • References

PART II  BACKGROUND FOR SCIENCE TEACHING

Chapter 7  The Nature of Science

  • What is the Science?
  • The Nature of Science and National Standards
  • Themes of Science and Science Literacy
  • Assessing and Reviewing
  • Resources to Examine
  • References

Chapter 8  Diverse Adolescent Learners and Their Schools

  • Student Diversity
  • Equity in Science Education
  • Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
  • Gender-Inclusiveness
  • Exceptionalities
  • Adolescents' School Science Experience
  • Assessing and Reviewing
  • Resources to Examine
  • References

Chapter 9  Learning in Middle Grades and Secondary Schools

Introduction

  • Cognitive Approaches and Strategies for Teaching Science in a Constructivist Manner
  • Assessing and Reviewing
  • Resources to Examine
  • References

PART III  STRATEGIES FOR SCIENCE TEACHING

Chapter 10  Inquiry and Teaching Science

  • What is Inquiry?
  • Content and Process as They Relate to Inquiry and Discovery Learning
  • Strategies and Techniquesfor Conducting Inquiry-Based Instruction
  • Grouping and Cooperative Learning
  • Concerns Associated with Inquiry-Based Instruction
  • Assessing and Reviewing
  • Resources to Examine
  • References

Chapter 11  Discussion, Demonstration, and Lecture

  • Discussion
  • Demonstration
  • Lecture
  • Construction and Use of Oral Questions
  • Assessing and Reviewing
  • Resources to Examine
  • References

Chapter 12  Science, Technology, and Society

  • A Rationale for STS
  • What is Technology?
  • Technological Products, Systems, and Processes
  • STS Issues and Problems
  • STS Curriculum Programs
  • Considerations for STS Instruction
  • Evolution Versus Creationism in Science Teaching
  • Assessing and Reviewing
  • Resources to Examine
  • References

Chapter 13  Laboratory and Field Work

  • What is Laboratory Work?
  • Preparing Students for Laboratory Experiences
  • Ensuring Successful Laboratory Experiences
  • Fieldwork
  • Assessing and Reviewing
  • Resources to Examine
  • References

Chapter 14  Safety in the Laboratory and Classroom

  • Introduction
  • Safety and the Law
  • General Safety Responsibilities
  • Safety Goggles and Eye Protection
  • Specific Safety Guidelines for Biology
  • Specific Safety Guidelines for Chemistry
  • Safety in the Earth Science Laboratory
  • Safety Guidlines for Physics and Physical Science Laboratories
  • Radiation Safety
  • Safety Units for Students
  • Assessing and Reviewing
  • Resources to Examine
  • References

Chapter 15  Computers and Electronic Technology

  • Modern Technology for Science Teachers and Students
  • Science Teaching with Multimedia
  • Teaching Science Using the Internet
  • Uses for Computers and Electronic Technologies in Science Instruction
  • Selecting Quality Software and Media
  • Assessing and Reviewing
  • Resources to Examine
  • References

Chapter 16  Long Term Planning and Assessment

  • Unit Planning and Science Education Reform
  • Multifaceted Assessment
  • Unit Planning in Action
  • Grading and Reporting Grades
  • Assessing and Reviewing
  • Resources to Examine
  • References

APPENDICES

A  Little Science Puzzles

B  Science Demonstrations

C  Science Laboratory Activities

D  Scoring Key for "Science Teaching Inventory" in Chapter One

Index

 

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