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Continuing Conversation: Introductory Science Education

Introductory Science Education:

The Conversation Continues ...


From an earlier venue (May, 2006 - October, 2007)

The origins of this forum were in a project with Lansdowne Friends School .... As it says at the beginning This forum ... is a place for thoughts in progress, a place to leave thoughts of your own that might be useful to others and to find thoughts of others that might be useful to you.

By broadening the conversation, we hope to bring to bear the many different perspectives that are relevant for doing some serious rethinking of how science should be approached as it is first introduced in school curricula, including its implications for science pedagogy at all levels of the educational enterprise. Join in, and let's see what new ways of thinking and approaches we can generate together.

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Bruce Larson's picture

Keeping elementary science education on the discussion table

I'm very encoraged to see an entire discussion forum devoted to elementary science. I'm the 07/08
McAuliffe scholar in NH this year, and developing resources for my elementary colleagues is my project. I consider elementary science to be the foundation for organizing the experience of the world and integrating experiences the basis for good questioning skills. While outside your collaboration, I invite you to look over my 'blog'
and the website I'm developing as a teacher resource . We are a little behind in the level of discussion you are having as we don't have any similar forum, so I'm a bit thirsty for some feedback!

Kudos for having the place and time for the discussion!

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