Date of Award

8-1-2004

Degree Type

Restricted Access Professional Report

Degree Name

Master of Science

Field of Study

Biomedical Sciences

Department

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

First Advisor

Rustin Reeves

Second Advisor

Jay Shores

Third Advisor

Victoria L. Rudick

Abstract

Barrier, Ame R., Secondary Science Curriculum: Developing a Browser-Based Constructivist Ecosystem. Master of Science Education (Biomedical Sciences), August, 2004, 46pp, 1 software program, bibliography, 33 titles. The internship practicum report explores current research on the plausibility of incorporating technology based on guided inquiry into K-12 classrooms to increase student science achievement. Part of the practicum report is browser-based software designed for teaching an ecosystems unit and includes the materials for use in a guided inquiry classroom. Can browser-based science instruction designed along a guided inquiry approach increase student achievement in science education and be quantified when compared to didactic classroom methods? The practicum report and the materials developed are designed to provide a means for the eventual testing of technology infused guided inquiry against traditional didactic teaching in the K-12 science classroom and begin to answer this question.

Comments

Barrier, Ame R., Secondary Science Curriculum: Developing a Browser-Based Constructivist Ecosystem. Master of Science Education (Biomedical Sciences), August, 2004, 46pp, 1 software program, bibliography, 33 titles. W 4.8 B275S 2004

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