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25. materials science

  1. 1. Inquiry-based teaching and learning: an example from Materials Science C. P. Constantinou Learning in Physics Group Department of Educational Sciences University of Cyprus
  2. 2. Materials Science: Process Outputs <ul><li>A mechanism for engaging Science Education Researchers Teachers Educational Authorities in a process of designing, developing and validating curriculum materials </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer the developed modules to new educational settings and monitor the implementation and outcomes through peer review study visits </li></ul><ul><li>Network of local partnerships between University researchers and school teachers focused primarily on promoting inquiry-based teaching and learning in Introductory Materials Science through design research </li></ul>
  3. 3. Materials Science: Product Outputs <ul><li>PUBLICATIONS </li></ul><ul><li>Implement the mechanism in producing ICT-enhanced modules in Materials Science MODULES </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect on the mechanism to develop Handbook of Guidelines for Module Development and Evaluation. Use the network to validate the mechanism. CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect on Module exchange procedure to develop Recommendations: Critical attributes of a process for transferring examples of successful practice from one educational setting to another </li></ul><ul><li> TRANSFER RECOMMENDATIONS </li></ul><ul><li>Collection of Research Reports on Participative Design </li></ul><ul><li> BOOK OF CASE STUDIES </li></ul><ul><li>Special Issue on Inquiry based Teaching and Learning and documented learning outcomes </li></ul><ul><li> SPECIAL ISSUE </li></ul>
  4. 4. Materials Science: Product Outputs <ul><li>ADDITIONAL PAPER PUBLICATIONS </li></ul><ul><li>One joint paper on student interest for materials science learning (co-ordinated by UH-FI) MOTIVATION PAPER </li></ul><ul><li>One joint paper on Transfer of Curriculum Materials / Pedagogical Content Knowledge from one education system to another (inside the EU) (UCY & UAB) TRANSFER PAPER </li></ul>
  5. 5. The objectives of inquiry-based science learning <ul><li>Develop conceptual understanding and reasoning ability in the context of situated investigative work </li></ul><ul><li>Develop skills in using and interpreting scientific representations (graphs, diagrams, equations, etc.). </li></ul><ul><li>Make explicit the connections among concepts, their representations, and the real world </li></ul><ul><li>Promote an awareness of the nature of scientific inquiry and its impact on society </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a sense of respect and concern for preserving the natural environment as well as positive attitudes to inquiry and an interest in science </li></ul><ul><li>The activity sequence is designed to sustain the development of a coherent framework of functional understanding and to address specific conceptual, reasoning and epistemological difficulties identified through research </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Integrated Learning Goals </li></ul>Epistemological awareness Conceptual understanding Thinking skills   Attitudes Experiences Scientific skills
  7. 7. Materials Science @ Scientix Atrium: Stand 25 http://lsg.ucy.ac.cy/MaterialsScience Email: c.p.constantinou@ucy.ac.cy Tel. +357 22340779 Tel. +357 99308803 (mobile)
  8. 8. Science and art belong to the whole world, and before them vanish the barriers of nationality Goethe
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