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Inspiration

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Taylor Mali: Poems (printed versions) and readings by the author online

General:

bulletStewart Library journals in science and science education, including
bullet Journal of Research in Science Teaching
bullet Science Education
bulletOr see all education journals at Stewart Library
bullet Science Education Review
Click here for our course readings on ereserve. (When available.)

Specific topics:

bulletThe definition, demarcation, and nature of science:
bulletSmith & Scharmann, "Defining versus describing the nature of science: A pragmatic analysis for classroom teachers and science educators"
bulletSettlage & Southerland, "The Nature of Scientific Knowledge and Scientific Inquiry" (DRAFT)
bullet 10 myths about the nature of science (McComas)
bulletNational Research Council, "Science Content Standards"
bulletSelection of readings on ereserve.  This includes the Smith & Scharmann piece (above).
bulletBob Park's 7 Warning Signs of Voodoo Science
bullet What science is not (from U. of Georgia, GEOL 1122 course notes)

 

bulletAlternative conceptions:
bullet Teaching for Conceptual Change (Watson & Konicek)
[See the Exploratorium's Institute for Inquiry resources for other like articles.]
bulletErrors and "science myths" portrayed in classrooms
bulletUnderstanding evolution (Berkley, NSF)

 

bullet Inquiry Learning
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Inquiring into Inquiry Learning and the Teaching of Science (AAAS)

bulletDiversity in the classroom:
bulletLadson-Billings, plenary address at NARST, 2003

 

bulletScience and religion:
bulletMeadows et al., "Managing the conflict between evolution and religion"
bulletJackson, D., Doster, E. C., Meadows, L., & Wood, T. (1995). Hearts and Minds in the Science Classroom: The Education of a Confirmed Evolutionist. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 32(6), 585-611.
[Not available online, but it is in the library, Q1.J86.]
bulletSmith & Scharmann, "Defining versus describing the nature of science: A pragmatic analysis for classroom teachers and science educators"
bulletNational Academy of Sciences, "Teaching about evolution and the nature of science"
bulletUnderstanding evolution (Berkley, NSF)
bulletTalmadge, "The Earth and Man"
bulletJeffery, "Seers, Savants and Evolution: The Uncomfortable Interface"
bullet Astronomy Education Review, vol 4, issue 1 -- See "Resources" section

 

bulletGovernment documents, including "A Nation at Risk"
bulletNational Science Education Standards
bulletAAAS Project 2061
bullet Science for All Americans
bulletAAAS Benchmarks for Scientific Literacy
bulletNational Research Council
bulletNational Science Education Standards