I was thinking about leading an online summer science book study during July & August- but I think I may just join one instead. TJ McKenna (@tjscience) will be co-leading a Twitter-based book study of How We Teach Science: What’s Changed and Why it Matters with the author John L. Rudolph. John is a former secondary science teacher and a current professor of science education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This book looks like a fantastic resource and should be added to your reading list even if you are unable to join the Twitter book study via #HowWeTeachScience
The Amazon preview provides a nice overview of the book. Chapters include:
Chapter 1: From Textbook to Laboratory
Chapter 2: The Laboratory in Practice
Chapter 3: Student Interest in the New Movement
Chapter 4: The Scientific Method
Chapter 5: Problems and Projects
Chapter 6: The War on Method
Chapter 7: Origins of Inquiry
Chapter 8: Scientists in the Classroom
Chapter 9: Project 2061 and the Nature of Science
Chapter 10: Science in the Standards Era
I’m intrigued by the chapter titles and what I’ve seen on the “Look Inside” preview. I just ordered my copy and hope to join the learning online.
What other science education books will y’all be digging into this summer?