Discipline-based education research : understanding and improving learning in undergraduate science and engineering /

"The National Science Foundation funded a synthesis study on the status, contributions, and future direction of discipline-based education research (DBER) in physics, biological sciences, geosciences, and chemistry. DBER combines knowledge of teaching and learning with deep knowledge of discipl...

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Corporate Authors: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Status, Contributions, and Future Directions of Discipline-Based Education Research., National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Science Education., National Research Council (U.S.). Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.
Other Authors: Singer, Susan R., Nielsen, Natalie, 1966-, Schweingruber, Heidi A.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2012.
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Table of Contents:
  • Executive summary
  • Section I: Status of discipline-based education research
  • Introduction
  • The emergence and current state of discipline-based education research
  • Section II: Contributions of discipline-based education research
  • Overview of discipline-based education research
  • Identifying and improving students' conceptual understanding of science and engineering
  • Problem solving, spatial thinking, and the use of representations in science and engineering
  • Instructional strategies
  • Some emerging areas of discipline-based education research
  • Section III: Future directions for discipline-based education research
  • Translating research into teaching practice: the influence of discipline-based education research on undergraduate science and engineering instruction
  • Future directions for discipline-based education research: Conclusions and recommendations
  • References
  • Appendix.