ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new book combines deep thinking about science teaching, field-tested classroom strategies, and fascinating vignettes that can benefit all educators. Teaching for Conceptual Understanding in Science is an unusual blend of theory and personal insights from two of NSTA Press’s most popular authors. Richard Konicek-Moran is a researcher and professor who wrote the Everyday Science Mysteries series, and Page Keeley is a practitioner and teacher educator who’s the driving force behind the Uncovering Student Ideas in Science series.
Teaching for Conceptual Understanding in Science inspires teachers to think about what the authors say is the major goal of science education in the 21st century: to help students understand science at the conceptual level so they can see its connections to other fields, other concepts, and their own lives. The book
- explores where science education has been and where it’s going,
- emphasizes how knowing the history of science can help educators engage in teaching for conceptual understanding and conceptual change,
- stresses the importance of formative assessment as a path to conceptual change, and
- provides a bridge between research and practice.
Whether readers pore over all 10 chapters or read individual vignettes, they are sure to appreciate this thought-provoking book that can change the way teachers at all levels approach science teaching.
For additional information or to purchase Teaching for Conceptual Understanding in Science, visit the NSTA Science Store. To order by phone, call 800-277-5300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET weekdays. The 248-page book is priced at $33.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $27.16. (Stock # PB359X; ISBN # 978-1-938946-10-3)
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