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Doing Science

Doing Science
Innovative Curriculum for the Life Sciences

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October 1996 | 184 pages | Corwin
Problem-based, student-centred learning is the key to implementation of the national standards for science education in the United States. Students learn science best by `doing' science, by identifying real-world problems and designing projects that lead to possible solutions.

Based on extensive experience in an award-winning US high school science programme, this book provides a step-by-step guide for designing problem-based learning in the life sciences.

Introduction to Science Teaching Philosophy
Looking at an Old Paradigm with New Eyes

Teaching and Learning Today
The Basic Styles and Options

The Basic Elements or Characteristics of the Problem-Based Curriculum
Science without the Mess
Where to Find Investigations and Sources of Data

Big Nonlaboratory Problems (but Could Include Laboratory Experiences!)
Doing Authentic Science
Examples of Mentored Project Experiences
Other Real Science Projects
Defining the Outcomes
Problem-Based Assessment and Evaluation Philosophy

Curricular Accountability
Science Education Then and Now
Students, Parents, and Staff in the New Paradigm


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