Overview

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Overview

A curriculum for pre-service teachers. Students craft and investigate their own scientific questions about a range of scientific topics.

Type of Method Instructional strategy
Level Designed for: Teacher Prep CourseReferences coming soon
Can be adapted for: High School, Intro College Conceptual
Setting Designed for: LabReferences coming soon
Can be adapted for: Lecture - Small (<30 students), Studio
Coverage Few topics with great depth
Topics Mechanics, Electricity / Magnetism, Waves / Optics, Thermal / Statistical, Astronomy, Other Science
Instructor Effort High
Resource Needs Advanced lab equipment
Skills Designed for: Making real-world connectionsReferences coming soon, Using multiple representationsReferences coming soon, Designing experimentsReferences coming soon
Can be adapted for: Conceptual understanding
Research Validation Based on research into: theories of how students learnReferences coming soon
Demonstrated to improve: beliefs and attitudesReferences coming soon
Studied using: student interviewsReferences coming soon
Compatible Methods PhET, JiTT, Physlets, SCALE-UP, OSP, LA Program, CPU, Energy Project, Responsive Teaching
Similar Methods Energy Project, Responsive Teaching
Developer(s) Leslie Atkins
Website http://phys.csuchico.edu/~ljatkins/SGSI/
Intro Article Student-Generated Scientific Inquiry for Elementary Education Undergraduates: Course Development, Outcomes and Implications