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The Big Ideas of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Chapter 1
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Chapter 1: The Foundational Science Content for the Big Ideas of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.
RGS Student Content Test Data Cohort2
10 Mar 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Ann Bessenbacher, Kari Clase, Lisa Paulette Kirkham, Nicole Cook, Lola Adedokun, Kasey Goodpaster
This is the Research Goes to School student content test data pairs from cohort 2. The pre and post tests were completed during the Fall 2012-Spring 2013 school year and at different times depending on the school implementation. The data is deidentified with 200 pre-post pairs in an excel file...
Cooking with the Sun - Creating a Solar Oven
17 Feb 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Kari Clase, Peg A Ertmer
RGS Summer 2011 Supplemental MaterialFor this activity, students will be given a set of materials: cardboard, a set of insulating materials (i.e. foam, newspaper, etc.), aluminum foil, and plexiglass. Students will then become engineers in building a solar oven from the given materials, keeping...
Problem Based Approach to Instruction
RGS Summer 2011 Supplemental Material:This chapter examines the problem-based learning approach to instructionfrom the perspective of instructional design theory and synthesizes the current knowledge and theory into some universal methods, situational methods, and principles for a theory of...
PBL Learning Meets Case-Based Reasoning in the Middle School Science Classroom: Putting Learning by Design Into Practice
RGS Summer 2011 Supplemental Material:This article tells the story of the design of Learning by Design™ (LBD), a project- based inquiry approach to science learning with roots in case-based reasoning and problem-based learning, pointing out the theoretical contributions of both, classroom issues...
PBL Summer 2011 UV Activity Notes
RGS Summer 2011 UV Bead Activity Experimental Design Notes
Using Questioning to Facilitate Discussion of Science Teaching Problems in Teacher Professional Development
Previous research has shown that questioning is a key strategy that facilitators use topromote discussion in Problem-Based Learning (PBL). Yet, there is a lack of detailedunderstanding on what questions facilitators ask and how those questions aff ectdiscussion. In this study we examined diff...
Designing the Invitational Envirnonment
RGS Summer 2011 Week 1 Resource: Designing the Invitational Envirnomentfrom Problem Based Learning: an Inquiry Approach, by John Barrell
Goals and Strategies of a Problem Based Learning Facilitator
This paper describes an analysis of facilitation of a student-centered problem-basedlearning group. The focus of this analysis was to understand the goals and strategies ofan expert facilitator in support of collaborative learning. This was accomplished throughinteraction analysis using video...
Open Learning Environments, Foundations, Methods, and Models
RGS Summer 2011 Week 1 ResourceMichael Hannafin- University of GeorgiaSusan Land - The Pennsylvania State UniversityKevin Oliver - University of Georgia
Strengthening teaching and learning in science through using different pedagogies
RGS Week 1 Supplemental Resource: Strengthening teaching and learning in science through using different pedagogies