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This article emphasizes current pedagogical themes that are important for elementary and middle school science instruction. Discussion topics include the following: (1) Integration (2) Differentiating for Young Learners (3 ) Creating a Balanced Classroom: Person-Centered Instruction (Freiberg, 2002) (4) Inquiry-Based Instruction (5) Maximizing the “Aha” Moment of Learning (6) Cognitive Benefits from Classroom Discourse (7) Including Purposeful Content (8) Integrating Technology (9) Standards-Based Instruction (10) Working Cooperatively in the Science Classroom (11) Authentic Science and (12) Understanding the Methods of Science.
Vowell, Julie E. and Phillips, Marianne
"Empowering Elementary and Middle Level Science Educators: Keeping Pace with Instructional Trends in Science Education for the 21st Century,"
MLET: The Journal of Middle Level Education in Texas: Vol. 7
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/mlet/vol7/iss1/2
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