Innovation and Change in Professional Education

Successful Science and Engineering Teaching

Theoretical and Learning Perspectives

Authors: Kalman, Calvin

  • Contains activities that help to get students to examine their conceptual framework so that they will not mishear their instructor, nor misread their textbook
  • Develops a design to cause students to undergo a critical discussion to decide which natural interpretations can be kept and which must be replaced
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About this book

The intent of this book is to describe how a professor can provide a learning environment that assists students to come to grips with the nature of science and engineering, to understand science and engineering concepts, and to solve problems in science and engineering courses. As such, this book is intended to be useful for any science or engineering professor, who wants to change their course to include more effective teaching methods, to instructors at post-secondary institutions, who are beginning their careers, and as a handbook for TA’s. Since the book is based upon articles that I have had published in Science Educational Research and which are grounded in educational research that I have performed (both quantitative and qualitative) over many years, it will also be of interest to anyone engaged in research into teaching science and engineering at the post-secondary level. I have also tried to include enough background so that the book could be used as a textbook for a course in educational practice in science and engineering.

The book has two main axes of development. Firstly, how do we get students to change their epistemology so that their outlook on the course material is not that it consists of a tool kit of assorted practices, classified according to problem type, but rather that the subject comprises a connected structure of concepts. Secondly, helping students to have a deeper understanding of science and engineering.

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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Successful Science and Engineering Teaching
Book Subtitle
Theoretical and Learning Perspectives
Authors
Series Title
Innovation and Change in Professional Education
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6910-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6910-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6909-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7760-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 192
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