Teaching the Process of Science

July 14-16, 2009, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Application deadline: May 15, 2009

As scientists, we have an intuitive feel for the process of science and understand its importance both in our own work and in our lives in general. We're often unsatisfied with the representation of "the scientific method" in our schools and the popular culture. We're angry when the nature of science is misrepresented. As faculty, we are in a position to change that. How do we teach the real nature and process of science more effectively and broadly?

Join us for a workshop focused on enhancing your science teaching by integrating the process of science into your courses. This workshop will bring together college faculty and high school teachers from all STEM disciplines and educational researchers studying teaching and learning about the nature and process of science. Participants will examine existing research on misconceptions, share exemplary classroom and laboratory activities, and explore strategies for integrating the nature and process of science into courses. Participants will help to develop an online collection of resources and teaching materials related to the integration of process and content in the science classroom at all levels.

Workshop conveners:

  • Anne E. Egger, School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University
  • Anthony Carpi, Department of Natural Science, John Jay College
  • Cathy Manduca, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College

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