A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, by Helen Quinn,Heidi Schweingruber,Thomas Keller,Committee on

By Helen Quinn,Heidi Schweingruber,Thomas Keller,Committee on Conceptual Framework for the New K-12 Science Education Standards,National Research Council

Science, engineering, and expertise permeate approximately each side of contemporary existence and carry the main to fixing a lot of humanity's so much urgent present and destiny demanding situations. the U.S.' place within the international economic system is declining, partially simply because U.S. employees lack basic wisdom in those fields. to deal with the severe problems with U.S. competitiveness and to raised arrange the workforce, A Framework for K-12 technological know-how Education proposes a brand new method of K-12 technological know-how schooling that may catch scholars' curiosity and supply them with the mandatory foundational wisdom within the field.

A Framework for K-12 technology Education outlines a vast set of expectancies for college students in technological know-how and engineering in grades K-12. those expectancies will tell the advance of latest criteria for K-12 technological know-how schooling and, for that reason, revisions to curriculum, guide, evaluation, improvement for educators. This booklet identifies 3 dimensions that show the middle rules and practices round which technological know-how and engineering schooling in those grades will be outfitted. those 3 dimensions are: crosscutting suggestions that unify the learn of technology via their universal program throughout technological know-how and engineering; clinical and engineering practices; and disciplinary center principles within the actual sciences, lifestyles sciences, and earth and area sciences and for engineering, expertise, and the functions of technological know-how. The overarching aim is for all highschool graduates to have enough wisdom of technological know-how and engineering to interact in public discussions on science-related matters, be cautious shoppers of medical and technical details, and input the careers in their choice.

A Framework for K-12 technology Education is step one in a approach which could tell state-level judgements and accomplish a research-grounded foundation for making improvements to technology guide and studying around the kingdom. The publication will consultant criteria builders, lecturers, curriculum designers, evaluate builders, nation and district technological know-how directors, and educators who educate technology in casual environments.

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