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Supporting Effective Teaching and Learning

Hemingway, Claire [1], Brown, Beverly [2], Hazelwood, Donna [2], McLean, Valdine [3], Packard, Carol [4], Thompson, Rahmona [5], Schulz, Barbara [6], Sundberg, Marshall D [7], Sweeney, Patrick [8].

Strategies for Guiding Student Investigations.

A critical challenge in science education, from precollege to university, is the need to enhance students and teachers' inquiry and investigation experiences. The recent publication of America's Lab Report: Investigations in High School Science emphasizes that most laboratory experiences do not meet design principles that promote student understanding of science content or process. Join K-16 educators to share strategies to help students ask and answer better questions, develop scientific reasoning skills, understand the nature of science, and learn science content in context. We will present our experiences using the Scientific Inquiry through Plants project as a framework to discuss common hurdles and solutions for implementing inquiry approaches. The workshop will also have hands-on explorations of student preconceptions, ways of promoting scientific habits of mind, and guiding students in keeping a research journal, designing, and interpreting experiments.

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1 - Botanical Society of America, 4475 Castleman Ave., P.O. Box 299, St. Louis, Missouri, 63166-0299, USA
2 - Dakota State University, College of Arts and Sciences, Science Center, Madison, SD, 57042, USA
3 - Pershing County High School, 1215 Franklin Ave., Lovelock, NV, 89419, USA
4 - Sisters Middle School, Box 2099, Sisters, OR, 97759
5 - East Central University, Department of Biology, 1100 East 14th St, Ada, OK, 74820, USA
6 - The National Academies, The Teacher Advisory Council, 500 Fifth Street, Washington, DC, , USA
7 - Emporia State University, Biological Sciences, Box 4050, 1200 Commercial Street, Emporia, Kansas, 66801, USA
8 - University of Missouri - St. Louis, Biology Department, One University Blvd, St. Louis, Missouri, 63121, USA

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Presentation Type: Workshop
Session: W-02-1
Location: 312/Bell Memorial Union
Date: Sunday, July 30th, 2006
Time: 8:00 AM
Abstract ID:1056

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