Presentation on theme: "Science Methods Week 2 Fall 14, Luft. Announcements and checking in Practicum? Have people who can, contacted their teachers? Interested in concept."— Presentation transcript:
TIMSS Initially, Third International Mathematics and Science Study, and is now Trends in Mathematics and Science Study TIMSS data have been collected in 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 TIMSS collects data on 4 th and 8 th graders 1999-39 countries; 2011- over 60 countries
PISA PISA data has been collected in 2000, 2003 (mathematics), 2006 (science), 2009 (literacy), 2012 Each administration of the test includes, literacy, mathematics, and science. Assesses 15 year old students Has grown from 43 to 65 countries that are participating Uses real world examples
Differences /Problems TIMMS- has a cost to participate, while PISA takes “partners’ TIMMS tends to be more factual, while PISA focuses on concepts Context for schooling is different Methodologies are not always public Difference in the sampling age
How is science taught in the US in light of the international studies and the Horizon report? What are suggestions for you as a science teacher, in light of these reports?
Summary points (a few) Classroom instruction in the US could focus on developing student conceptions Fewer topics should be covered in-depth Teachers need to work together Classroom activities should allow students to explore phenomena and make explanations about natural phenomena
A bit of history about science education Continued 1996 NSES 1997, 1995 PISA TIMSS 2001 NCLB
NCLB, 2001 Established guidelines for teacher certification Established state regular state assessments for students in reading, mathematics, and science
A bit of history about science education Continued 2003 Emphasis on educational research 2012 NGSS ? Teacher assessments – EdTPA -Teacher Keys
An Example Middle School: Chemical Reactions See tab: How to Read the NGSS; Topics Page 40
Content and Practice Work together to Build Understanding Understanding content is inextricably linked to engaging in practices Learning practices are inextricably linked to content! Content and practices co- develop! Core Ideas Practices Crosscutting Concepts
Next Friday Begin your observations Observation 1 is due September 21 Read: Teaching with Purpose (2005) -Chapter 1&2 –Penick & Harris Barnum, Barnum, & Miller, 1996 Write a two-page critique of Barnum et al.