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The goal of this study was to determine the effects of a field-based, inquiry-focused course on pre-service teachers’ geoscience content knowledge, attitude toward science, confidence in teaching science, and inquiry understanding and skills. Results provide evidence of the value of the field and inquiry-based approach in helping pre-service teachers develop the needed skills and knowledge to create effective inquiry-based science lessons.
Updated: Feb. 27, 2013
The goal of this research was to examine the impact of robotics and geospatial technologies instruction on middle school students' learning and attitudes toward science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The first intervention was robotics and GPS/GIS full intervention that targeted at youth who spent 40 hours in a summer-camp setting. The second intervention was a 3-hour event modeled on the camp experiences and intended to provide an introduction to these technologies. Results showed that the week-long intervention clearly increased the students' STEM learning. In contrast, the short-term intervention had no impact on student learning but it clearly had an impact on student attitudes.
Updated: Mar. 13, 2011