Apr 7th 2014

Inquiry Science Learning: Perspectives & Practices 4 - Student-Centered Inquiry (Coursera)

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In this course, teachers will develop the skills essential to move from a top-down content delivery model of science instruction to one in which the teacher is a guide, enabling students to create shared meaning of important science concepts.

A revolution is underway in science classrooms. The demands of the new workplace and the ready access to information afforded by new technologies have radically changed the way we define a scientifically literate society.

More than ever teachers need professional development that provides them with the resources they need and empowers them to take the action required to build classrooms where the next generation of scientifically literate students will flourish.

Inquiry Science Learning: Perspectives and Practices consists of four courses, each designed to address a different strand in the development of skills teachers need to meet the demands of their career, including the following:

- Science Leadership

- Techniques for Success

- Science Content

- Student-Centered Inquiry

In this fourth course we will focus on helping teachers change the nature of their classrooms to promote student engagement and proficiency in inquiry science.

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