PERC 2010 Abstract Detail Page
|Abstract Title:||Critical and Scientific Thinking for Pre-service Elementary Teachers|
|Abstract:||The objectives of K-12 teacher education science courses often focus on conceptual learning and improving students overall attitude towards science. It is often assumed that with the use of research-based curriculum material and more hands on inquiry approaches, without any explicit instruction, student scientific and critical thinking skills would also be enhanced. I have been investigating student scientific and evidence-based reasoning abilities in a K-8 pre-service science course at Cal Poly Pomona in the last three years. After recognizing student specific difficulties, I have provided explicit feedback using rubrics to assist students to become more rigorous and reflective thinkers; to use appropriate and accurate vocabulary; exercise evidence-base reasoning; and develop skepticism with respect to their own views. I will share the preliminary rubrics and report the results.|
|Abstract Type:||Targeted Poster
|Targeted Session:||How to think and talk like a physicist?|
California State Polytechnic University Pomona
3801 West Temple Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768