The last word: A final response paper
Secondary School Science Teaching Methods
Many paradigm shifts and conceptual changes ago you listed and described, in order of importance, the following items for your discipline/classroom:
|Nature of science|
|Integration of science|
|Habits of mind|
In addition, you have looked into your own teaching philosophy by taking a survey instrument, you have analyzed the core curriculum, you have written papers, you have contributed to valuable discussions, you have participated in multiple activities and labs, and you have designed several lessons that reflect your own stance towards science teaching.
Your reading assignment for this response paper is to reflect upon your first lesson plan and describe the following:
You may answer each of these questions individually, or you may weave them together into an essay, since the questions really should all be connected.
There is no length requirement to this paper, but obviously it should be “long enough.” This paper will be evaluated according to the level of reflection you demonstrate; therefore you should explain your reasoning, thinking, rationale, etc.