AIMS November Colloquium – Reimagining Science Teacher Education

Science education is changing. With the release of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), K-12 teachers are expected to engage students in the practices of scientists and engineers to make sense of disciplinary core ideas and crosscutting concepts. Moreover, technology…

AIMS November Colloquium - Reimagining Science Teacher Education

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Science education is changing. With the release of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), K-12 teachers are expected to engage students in the practices of scientists and engineers to make sense of disciplinary core ideas and crosscutting concepts. Moreover, technology is revolutionizing the way that science is taught. Aside from instructional technology, fabrication tools such as 3D-printers and laser cutters are redefining what is possible for students and teachers to create in the digital age. Finally, informal learning spaces (museums, clubs, camps) are emerging as leading innovators in the field of science education, calling for the integration of multiple disciplines (STEM) to solve authentic problems and spark creativity. With these factors in mind, Alexandria Hansen shares illustrative examples from her research to highlight ways that universities can re-imagine science teacher education for the modern world.

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