Effective science teaching requires creativity, imagination, and innovation. In light of concerns about American science literacy, scientists and educators have struggled to teach this discipline more effectively. Science Teaching Reconsidered provides undergraduate science educators with a path to understanding students, accommodating their individual differences, and helping them grasp the methods--and the wonder--of science.
What impact does teaching style have? How do I plan a course curriculum? How do I make lectures, classes, and laboratories more effective? How can I tell what students are thinking? Why don't they understand? This handbook provides productive approaches to these and other questions.
Written by scientists who are also educators, the handbook offers suggestions for having a greater impact in the classroom and provides resources for further research.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1: How Teachers Teach: General Principles||1-8|
|Chapter 2: How Teachers Teach: Specific Methods||9-20|
|Chapter 3: Linking Teaching with Learning||21-26|
|Chapter 4: Misconceptions as Barriers to Understanding Science||27-32|
|Chapter 5: Evaluation of Teaching and Learning||33-38|
|Chapter 6: Testing and Grading||39-46|
|Chapter 7: Choosing and Using Instructional Resources||47-54|
|Chapter 8: Getting to Know Your Students||55-62|
|Appendix A: Societies and Organizations Involved with Science Teaching and Science-Related Issues||63-68|
|Appendix B: Periodicals Related to Undergraduate Science Education||69-72|
|Appendix C: Laboratory Issues||73-76|
The National Academies Press (NAP) has partnered with Copyright Clearance Center's Rightslink service to offer you a variety of options for reusing NAP content. Through Rightslink, you may request permission to reprint NAP content in another publication, course pack, secure website, or other media. Rightslink allows you to instantly obtain permission, pay related fees, and print a license directly from the NAP website. The complete terms and conditions of your reuse license can be found in the license agreement that will be made available to you during the online order process. To request permission through Rightslink you are required to create an account by filling out a simple online form. The following list describes license reuses offered by the National Academies Press (NAP) through Rightslink:
Click here to obtain permission for the above reuses. If you have questions or comments concerning the Rightslink service, please contact:
Rightslink Customer Care
Tel (toll free): 877/622-5543
To request permission to distribute a PDF, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800-624-6242 for pricing.
To request permission to translate a book published by the National Academies Press or its imprint, the Joseph Henry Press, please click here to view more information.