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Session 1:  Teaching Ocean Science
  • Executive Summary: An Ocean Blueprint for the 21st Century, U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy, pp. 1-26, 2004
Session 2:  The Process of Science
  • The Nature of Science and Habits of the Mind, from Benchmarks for Science Literacy, American Association for the Advancement of Science Project 2061, pp. 3-8; 281-287, 1993, Oxford University Press.
  • Benchmarks Online [for reference only]
Session 3: Comparing Teaching Approaches
  • Improving Instruction, from Achieving Scientific Literacy: From Purposes to Practices, Roger W. Bybee, pp. 167-186, 1997, Heinemann.
Session 4: Building Towards Inquiry
  • A scientist’s Perspective on Inquiry and Inquiry in the National Science Education Standards, from Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards: A Guide for Teaching and Learning, National Academy of Science, pp. xi-xiv; 2000, National Academy Press
  • Inquiry & the National Science Education Standards [for reference only]
Session 5: Blank Slates or Clever Minds?
  • Children’s Own Concepts, from Primary Science: Taking the Plunge, Roger Osborne (Wynne Harlen, Ed.), pp. 75-91, 1985, Heinemann Educational.
  • 110 Misconceptions about the Ocean, Feller, R.J. 2007. Oceanography 20: 170-173 [supplemental reference]
Session 6: Questioning Strategies
  • The Right Question at the Right Time, from Primary Science: Taking the Plunge, Jos Elstgeest (Wynne Harlen, Ed.), pp. 36-46, 1985, Heinemann Educational.
Session 7: Questions Lab
  • Helping Children Raise Questions - and Answering Them, from Primary Science: Taking the Plunge, Roger Osborne (Wynne Harlen, Ed.), pp. 75-91, 1985, Heinemann Educational.
Session 8: Promoting Discussion
  • Dialogic Instruction: When Recitation Becomes Conversation, from Opening Dialogue: Understanding the Dynamics of Language and Learning in the English Classroom, Martin Nystrand, pp. ix-xii; pp. 1-29, 1997, Teachers College Press.
Session 9: Assessment
Session 10: Designing a Lesson
  • What is Backward Design?, from Understanding by Design, Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, pp. 7-19, 1998, Merrill Prentice Hall.
  • Teaching Large Classes - Best Practices, from Sheridan Learning Center at Brown University
Session 11:  Applications to Undergraduate Instruction


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