Lessons Learned by Leading Researchers in Science and Education | Conceptual Framework

Introduction:

Creating an Integrated Science Learning Environment, Dr. Rebekah Nix


Getting Ahead...

It's good to have an idea of where we're headed and how we'll get there since this is a full semester! That's what this particular lesson is all about, remember? We'll really get going next week with the first seminar.

In the meantime, to give you a feel for how things work, there is a required (but not scored) Assessment this week. BEFORE starting this quiz, be sure that you have worked through all of the pages for this Lesson 01, studied the course syllabus and project description, and completed the discussion board tutorial. (I know. It's an 'assignment' that uses the 'assessment' function. Don't worry about it; it's okay.)

screen image of assignment 01

Also, make sure that you are comfortable with the discussion tool. Post your reply to the 'Giants' in our midst thread in the Educating Scientists forum in the class discussion area. It's not nearly as complicated as that sounds, so go ahead and give it a go!

And finally, if you're a slow reader like me - since you're online - you might want to retrieve the Fraser article for next week:

Classroom Environment Instruments: Development, Validity & Applications by Barry J. Fraser
(in Learning Environments Research, 1998, 1(1): p. 7-34)

It's in a database that's licensed by UTD's McDermott Library, so I've put it on electronic reserve in case you're not familiar with our extensive digital library resources. Please check for access details on the course Announcements page.

Remember to let me know if you have any questions - and remember to let UTTC Support help you with any technical problems - so that we start this semester off right!


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