Researcher advocates 'student-centered' approach to science education
(Phys.org)—A group of educational researchers at Florida State University are drawing widespread attention after their paper measuring the superior results of a more "student-centered" approach to teaching ...
No 'silver bullet' for science standards
America's K-12 teachers are not fully prepared to meet a new set of science standards, a Michigan State University education scholar argues in Science.
Digital native fallacy: Teachers still know better when it comes to using technology
Members of today's younger Net Generation aren't more tech savvy than their teachers just because they were born into a world full of computers. In fact, if it weren't for the coaxing and support of their ...
Building a better math teacher: Math professor considers new ways to use what we already know
For years, it has been assumed that teachers -- specifically math teachers -- need to master the content they intend to teach. And the best way to do this is to take courses beyond that content.
Closing the gap: How one school district went about fixing standardized science test scores
A unique, long-term partnership between a university and an underserved suburban school district in Missouri is showing eye-popping, unprecedented success in elementary and middle school science test scores—and ...
Teachers need confidence to teach coding properly
Michael Gove is ploughing ahead with plans to gather an elite team of computer science experts to help bring coding into schools. He has rightly acknowledged that teaching programming in schools is vital if w ...
Perceptions of student ability, testing pressures hinder some science teachers
A survey of science teachers finds they support a new approach to science education, but they struggle to believe that all students are capable of exploring science using a method called argumentation, according to researchers ...
Teaching quality most important factor for inspiring interest in science
(Phys.org) —Wellcome Trust Monitor, an independent nationwide survey, highlights the important role of science teachers in encouraging young people to learn science and as a source of careers advice.
Elementary school women teachers transfer their fear of doing math to girls
Female elementary school teachers who are anxious about math pass on to female students the stereotype that boys, not girls, are good at math. Girls who endorse this belief then do worse at math, research at the University ...
New Obama plan to help math, science teacher prep
(AP) -- President Barack Obama called on Tuesday for millions of dollars in new funding to improve math and science education, an effort he said would be crucial to the nation's long-term success.
Report: Dangerous lab fires show lack of training
Science teachers need more safety training before running dazzling chemical experiments that can result in dangerous flash fires.
Black-white education gap is worsened by unresponsive state policymakers, study shows
State policymakers' attention to teacher quality—an issue education research shows is essential to improving schooling outcomes for racial minority students—is highly responsive to low graduation rates among white students, ...
Splat! Geek-in-chief Obama tests marshmallow gun
US President Barack Obama tested a new prototype Tuesday for his commander-in-chief's arsenal -- a high-powered marshmallow gun that sent a tasty missile screaming through the White House.
Report: 8th-grade students still lag in science
Eighth-graders in the U.S. are doing better in science than they were two years ago, but seven out of 10 still are not considered proficient, the federal government said Thursday.