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Raje, Sonali – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
Cross-connections between the sciences and mathematics are emphasized through the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards in the United States. One topic that is a common bridge between math and science is the concept of measurement and unit conversions in the metric/English system. This article uses a mixed-methods…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Metric System, Scientific Literacy
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Birney, Lauren; McNamara, Denise – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
Professional Development in the field of education has undergone several shifts in focus. Currently, teacher content knowledge and the ability to disseminate this knowledge is the focus in professional learning communities. The importance of creating a thriving STEM workforce in the United States has been promoted for the last decade. Studies have…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, STEM Education, Student Interests, Learner Engagement
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Assaf, Jamal Abdel Fattah Al – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of the learning cycle-5 Es model "Bybee" in the development of problem-solving skills and academic achievement in Geography subject in the ninth graders in Jordan. The study consists of 60 students from the University Education Directorate in Amman in the second semester for the…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Grade 9, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods
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Biber, Abdullah Çagri; Tuna, Abdulkadir; Dagdelen, Irfan; Kepceoglu, Ibrahim – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
In this research, it is aimed to explore how students are able to define parallelogram and to establish relations with other quadrilaterals at each class level comparatively. Case study is chosen as the methodology of this study and the participants of the study are 120 middle school students from a state middle school in Turkey. Two open-ended…
Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Middle School Students, Public Schools, Concept Formation
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Birney, Lauren B.; Kong, Joyce; Evans, Brian R.; Persuad, Ashley M.; Danker, Macey – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
The Billion Oyster Project and Curriculum and Community Enterprise for the Restoration of New York Harbor with New York City Public Schools (BOP-CCERS)(NSF DRL 1440869/PI Lauren Birney) program is a National Science Foundation (NSF) supported initiative through collaboration by multiple institutions and organizations led by Pace University.…
Descriptors: Mentors, Public School Teachers, Urban Schools, Partnerships in Education
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Birney, Lauren B.; Kong, Joyce; Evans, Brian R.; Danker, Macey; Grieser, Kathleen – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential impacts of microteaching on experienced teachers participating in the Community Enterprise for Restoration Science (CCERS) Teaching Fellowship at Pace University as part of a National Science Foundation-funded research project on the education model known as the Curriculum and Community…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Urban Schools, Case Studies, Middle School Teachers
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Mchenry, Nadine; Borger, Laurie; Liable-Sands, Louise – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2017
The current study was constructed based on the recommendations of a previous study (McHenry & Borger, 2013). Though inquiry-based teaching has long been touted as an effective pedagogy, its application by middle school science teachers has been problematic. Using tools developed from the previous study in conjunction with professional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Science, Science Teachers
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Thomas, Angela Falter – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
This article discusses alternatives to the lecture-style teaching that remains a fundamental practice for many middle school classrooms. Information was accumulated by pre-service middle school language arts teachers, who interviewed their mentor for their student teaching experience, focusing on how each teacher attempts to foster lifelong…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Language Arts, Mentors, Interviews