The Art of Teaching Science: Inquiry and Innovation in Middle School and High School by Jack Hassard

The Art of Teaching Science: Inquiry and Innovation in Middle School and High School

byJack Hassard

Paperback | August 6, 2004

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The Art of Teaching Science focuses on the preparation of science teachers as professional artists. This text emphasizes a humanistic, experiential, and constructivist approach to teaching and learning, integrating a wide variety of pedagogical learning tools. These tools involve inquiry,experimentation, reflection, writing, discussion, and interaction. Becoming a science teacher is a creative process, and this innovative textbook encourages students to construct ideas about science teaching through their interactions with peers, professionals, and instructors, and through hands-on,minds-on activities designed to foster a collaborative, thoughtful learning environment.The Art of Teaching Science is a science-teaching handbook designed for the professional development of middle- and high-school science teachers. The experiential tools in the book make it useful for both pre- and in-service teacher education environments, easily adapted to any classroom setting.Profound changes in our understanding of the goals of science teaching-as evidenced by the emphasis on inquiry-based activities advocated by the National Science Education Standards-underscore the need to equip a new cadre of educators with the proper tools to encourage innovation and scienceliteracy in the classroom. Providing meaningful learning experiences and connections with the most recent research and understanding of science teaching, The Art of Teaching Science sets the standard for the future of science education.

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Jack Hassard is Professor Emeritus of Science Education at Georgia State University. He is the author of many books on science education, and a leader in the development of constructivist-based teacher education programs and professional development seminars for teachers of science.

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Title:The Art of Teaching Science: Inquiry and Innovation in Middle School and High SchoolFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 7.52 × 9.21 × 0.59 inPublished:August 6, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195155335

ISBN - 13:9780195155334

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Table of Contents

Part 1. The Art of Teaching Science1. The Art of Teaching Science: A Reconnaissance2. Science for AllPart 2. The Goals and the Curriculum of School Science3. The Goals and History of Science Education4. Science in the School CurriculumPart 3. Connecting Theory and Practice in Science Education5. How Students Learn Science6. Models of Science Teaching7. Designing Science Units and Courses of Study8. Assessing Active Science LearningPart 4. Strategies of Science Teaching9. Strategies Fostering Thinking in the Science Classroom10. Facilitating Learning in the Science Classroom11. Science, Technology, and Society in the Science Classroom12. The Internet: Moving Toward Web-Based Learning EnvironmentsAppendixesA. Science Curriculum DevelopersB. Professional Societies and OrganizationsC. Science Equipment and Computer Software SuppliersIndex

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"Hassard offers simple, yet elegant ideas for teaching the topics.[A] compendium of science education knowledge base that all readers from pre-service and in-service teachers through science educators will find a handbook to keep on hand."--Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science, andTechnology