Focused on teaching methods, Your Science Classroom: Becoming an Elementary / Middle School Science Teacher is a core textbook for use in elementary / middle school science methods courses. Designed around a practical, “practice-what-you teach” approach to methods instruction, the text is based on current constructivist philosophy and organized around 5E inquiry and guided by the National Science Education Teaching Standards. The text is purposely designed to prepare teachers to teach science in ways that foster positive attitudes and engagement in meaningful science learning for themselves and their students.

Learning Styles and Diverse Learners

Learning styles and diverse learners

Learning Objectives

After reading Chapter 9, students will be able to

  • discuss key learning modalities,
  • compare and contrast learning style models currently used today, and
  • synthesize findings on learning styles and argue for and against the use of learning styles when teaching science.

Nses Teaching Standards Addressed in Chapter 9

Standard A: Teachers of science plan an inquiry-based science program for their students. In doing this, teachers

  • select science content and adapt and design curricula to meet the interests, knowledge, understanding, abilities, and experiences of students.

Standard B: Teachers of science guide and facilitate learning. In doing this, teachers

  • recognize and respond to student diversity and encourage all students to participate fully in science.

Standard D: Teachers of science design and manage learning environments that ...

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