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Cases on Research-Based Teaching Methods in Science Education

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While the great scientists of the past recognized a need for a multidisciplinary approach, today’s schools often treat math and science as subjects separate from the rest. This not only creates a disinterest among students, but also a potential learning gap once students reach college and then graduate into the workforce. Cases on Research-Based Teaching Methods in Science Education addresses the problems currently facing science education in the USA and the UK, and suggests a new hands-on approach to learning. This book is an essential reference source for policymakers, academicians, researchers, educators, curricula developers, and teachers as they strive to improve education at the elementary, secondary, and collegiate levels.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. REFERENCE
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Curricula Changes
    1. Chapter 1: Making Sense of Science
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. APPLICATIONS-BASED LEARNING: A CURRICULAR CHANGE
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. Key Terms and Definitions
    2. Chapter 2: Developing Scientific Literacy
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THIS RESEARCH
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Implementing the Understanding by Design Framework in Higher Education
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Martial Arts and Physics
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MARTIAL ARTS AND PHYSICS
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. RESULTS AND ANALYSIS
      7. DISCUSSION/CHALLENGES FACED
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 5: The Inclusion of Multidisciplinary Research in Science Teaching
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASES DESCRIPTION
      5. START MODEL (©EUGENE DE SILVA 2006)
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Section 2: Content Presentation
    1. Chapter 6: Developing a Research-Informed Teaching Module for Learning about Electrical Circuits at Lower Secondary School Level
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. MAKING MODELS AND ANALOGIES A CENTRAL FEATURE OF THE MODULE
      6. THE USE OF MULTIPLE MODELS
      7. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 7: Presenting Physics Content and Fostering Creativity in Physics among Less-Academically Inclined Students through a Simple Design-Based Toy Project
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. 3. METHODOLOGY
      5. SURVEY INSTRUMENT
      6. RESULTS
      7. VIEWS OF STUDENTS ABOUT THIS ACTIVITY
      8. DISCUSSION
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Section 3: Research
    1. Chapter 8: Using Multidisciplinary Research Experiences to Enhance STEM Learning through Undergraduate, Team-Based, Summer Research Projects for At-Risk Students
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 9: Collaborative Teams as a Means of Constructing Knowledge in the Life Sciences
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 10: Interdisciplinary Problem-Based Learning Practices in Higher Education
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 11: Transdisciplinary Research in Sustainable Scientific Education in the Field of Urbanism and Architecture
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 12: Pre-Service Teachers' Self-Efficacy and Attitudes toward Learning and Teaching Science in a Content Course
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THIS RESEARCH
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Section 4: Cases on Research-Based Teaching Methods in Science Education
    1. Chapter 13: Traditional Teaching and Its Effect on Research-Based Teaching
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. Key Terms and Definitions
    2. Chapter 14: Research Institutions
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 15: Application of Information and Communication Technology to Create E-Learning Environments for Mathematics Knowledge Learning to Prepare for Engineering Education
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. MOTIVATION
      4. DATA SOURCE
      5. METHODOLOGY AND APPLICATION
      6. CASE STUDY
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Compilation of References
  14. About the Contributors