Questioning Webinar Stellar

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  • O’Mally and Chamot – CALLA Book
  • Questioning Webinar Stellar

    1. 1. Scientific Thinking & Discourse <ul><li>Teachers show students how to ask and answer higher level questions; they also model higher order thinking by modeling their thinking out loud. </li></ul><ul><li>The questions themselves ask students to “speculate, predict, synthesize, and make judgments, rather than merely recalling facts” </li></ul>
    2. 2. Valuing Students… <ul><li>Students’ knowledge and experience influence all four strands of science understanding. </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Science learning and discourse connect classroom talk, informal personal experiences, everyday terms, and concrete experiences </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Students learn science by actively engaging in the practices of science. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not equate the action of activities with the understanding of concepts. </li></ul>- Boch, 2000
    5. 5. On Building Science Literacy <ul><li>Current curricular practices do not place sufficient emphasis on cognitive tools and communication abilities of students in order to maintain their science literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Any promotion of science literacy should empower people to be literate in the discourses of science </li></ul>- Yore and Treagust 2006
    6. 6. Conclusions and Next Steps <ul><li>What next steps can you take in encouraging your students to engage in scientific discourse? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you use questioning as a strategy to help your students in science? </li></ul>

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