Overview of Science Education & Science Process Skills. ELED 4312 Science Method Class Week 2. What Is Science?. What Is Science?. Discovering nature Organizing facts into theories A method of discovery A body of organized knowledge Problem Solving A process of finding out
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Science Method Class
- Truth, Freedom, Skepticism, Order, Originality, and Communication
its emphasis in science education has been
History of Science Education
opportunities for students to develop understanding and skills necessary to function productively as
problem-solvers in a scientific and technological
world ( by National Science Teachers Association)
utilize science for improving their own lives and for coping with an increasingly technological world
Elaborate, and Evaluate)
not 'about' the world, but rather 'constitutive' of the world (Sherman, 1995). Knowledge is not a fixed
object, it is constructed by an individual through his/her own experience of that object.
upon the foundation of previous learning. This view of learning sharply contrasts with one in which
learning is the passive transmission of information
from one individual to another, a view in which
reception, not construction, is key.
“Discovery simply means coming to know something you didn’t know before.”
- Discovery Learning happens when a child uncovers new information or gleans new insight about how to approach a problem or task and then completes the task or solve the problem on her or his own. It is an individual and personal experience.
- Classrooms don’t discover; individual children do.
“ Inquiry is a very careful and systematic method of exploring the unknown so that discoveries are made.”
“ Scientific inquiry refers to the diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world and propose explanations based in the evidence derived from their work. Inquiry also refers to the activities of students in which they develop knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, as well as an understanding of how scientists study the natural world.
to see what is already known
and communicating the results
in order to actively participate in the process of
: Observing, Classifying, Measuring, Communicating, Predicting, inferring
: Controlling Variables, Interpreting Data, Formulating Hypotheses, Defining Operationally, Experimenting