Many agree that science education is in need of reform, due to the fact that America is falling behind other industrialized nations in measures of science performance. In order to revolutionize the direction of this discipline is it up to the educators to implement changes in their classroom. It seems that our educational settings know what needs to be done in order to reach higher standards of achievement, however it is concerning that schools aren’t taking the steps necessary to reach these levels. In trying to enhance student learning, there are several methods in science education that are targeted at quality instruction. In incorporating these into one’s lesson plans, a teacher could revitalize the field of science, and shine light on it as a fascinating branch of knowledge for exploring young minds.
Advisor(s) or Committee Chair
Science and Mathematics Education
Austin, Kelly Jan, "Quality Instruction Creates Higher Student Learning" (2009). Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects. Paper 148.