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 know-how permeate approximately each side of contemporary lifestyles and carry the most important to fixing lots of humanity's such a lot urgent present and destiny demanding situations. the U.S.' place within the worldwide economic system is declining, partly simply because U.S. employees lack basic wisdom in those fields. to deal with the serious problems with U.S. competitiveness and to raised arrange the workforce, A Framework for K-12 technology Education proposes a brand new method of K-12 technological know-how schooling that might trap scholars' curiosity and supply them with the mandatory foundational wisdom within the field.
A Framework for K-12 technology Education outlines a huge set of expectancies for college students in technological know-how and engineering in grades K-12. those expectancies will tell the advance of recent criteria for K-12 technological know-how schooling and, in this case, revisions to curriculum, guide, review, improvement for educators. This e-book identifies 3 dimensions that exhibit the middle rules and practices round which technology and engineering schooling in those grades will be equipped. those 3 dimensions are: crosscutting suggestions that unify the learn of technological know-how via their universal software throughout technology and engineering; clinical and engineering practices; and disciplinary middle rules within the actual sciences, lifestyles sciences, and earth and area sciences and for engineering, expertise, and the functions of technology. The overarching objective is for all highschool graduates to have adequate wisdom of technological know-how and engineering to have interaction in public discussions on science-related concerns, be cautious shoppers of medical and technical info, and input the careers in their choice.
A Framework for K-12 technological know-how Education is step one in a approach which could tell state-level judgements and attain a research-grounded foundation for making improvements to technological know-how guide and studying around the state. The booklet will consultant criteria builders, academics, curriculum designers, overview builders, country and district technological know-how directors, and educators who educate technology in casual environments.
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A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas by Helen Quinn,Heidi Schweingruber,Thomas Keller,Committee on Conceptual Framework for the New K-12 Science Education Standards,National Research Council