Academic journal article Science and Children

Science and Children Call for Papers Summer 2015: Learning Progressions

Academic journal article Science and Children

Science and Children Call for Papers Summer 2015: Learning Progressions

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Learning progressions is an important initiative identified in the Next Generation Science Standards. Providing coherence in K-12 science instruction is vital to the success of any science program. As the Framework states:

"... children continually build on and revise their knowledge and abilities, starting from their curiosity about what they see around them and their initial conceptions about how the world works. The goal is to guide their knowledge toward a more scientifically based and coherent view of the natural sciences and engineering, as well as of the ways in which they are pursued and their results can be used."

The development of disciplinary core ideas is the focus of this progression discussion. The NGSS provides us with appendices that summarize these progressions, while the Framework provides the full explanation of progressions.

Communicating progressions to Science and Children readers will be a challenge. It will require a creative approach to providing our readers with a clear understanding of how a progression is developed, supported, and assessed, while also revealing specifics concerning what occurs in the classroom. This is complex because a progression may span several disciplinary core ideas and incorporate many practices across grade levels. …

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