Summary: Constructing Science in Middle and Secondary School Classrooms is the first in what the authors hope is a new generation of textbooks in education. Built around the theoretical and philosophical viewpoint of constructivism, the text is devoted to exploring the applications of constructivism to teaching science in middle and secondary schools. Each chapter in its design fosters the constructivist teaching of science. Concept maps open up chapters to exhibit conten ...show moret, followed by Commentary sections that offer the authors' perspectives to the chapter and preconceptions that refute common misunderstandings. Teaching Notes throughout chapters feature practical lesson plans which may be used by students in classroom experiences. Summing up each chapter are conceptual reflections to encourage students to identify their understanding of the content, concept map activities, self-reflection notebook exercises, and extensive notes to provide deeper analysis. The preservice teacher, this new text will involve you in a dialogue and develop strategies that will help you construct your own understandings of teaching science. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 97
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