Teaching Rocks and Minerals in the Hands on Lab: A Teaching and Learning Experience for Pre-Credential Undergraduates at CSU Chico
Teasdale, Rachel, Marcum, Bev, Heaston, Tanya, Journal of Geoscience Education
The importance of hands-on activities in learning science at all grade levels has been widely recognized for several decades from the results of a number of studies, including: 1. the development of constructivist learning theory (e.g. Piaget, 1967), 2. the introduction of process-based approaches to science education (AAAS) and 3. the development of "discovery lessons" by the Science Improvement Study (SCIS) at UC Berkeley (e.g. Gagne 1966; Cole, 1991). Each approach has supported the merits of hands on learning in the sciences. However, multiple factors act as barriers to the full scale adaptation of hands on activities in classroom science lessons including: …
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Publication information: Article title: Teaching Rocks and Minerals in the Hands on Lab: A Teaching and Learning Experience for Pre-Credential Undergraduates at CSU Chico. Contributors: Teasdale, Rachel - Author, Marcum, Bev - Author, Heaston, Tanya - Author. Journal title: Journal of Geoscience Education. Volume: 56. Issue: 5 Publication date: November 2008. Page number: 401+. © National Association of Geoscience Teachers Jan 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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