The Science C-U-E: Content, Understanding & Environment
All levels of science teachers will find this course to be beneficial and applicable. The framework, based on engaging content, foundational understanding and a motivating environment (C-U-E), provides the three elements crucial to quality lesson design and science instruction. You will find solid research, exciting strategies and tested methods for improving science education.
As a result of this participation in this course, students should:
- Understand the C-U-E framework.
- Explore how the focus on Content and the paring down of specific curriculum may increase student achievement.
- Develop lessons to increase student Understanding of scientific content.
- Summarize how Environment aligns positively with student motivation.
Text(s): Tweed, Anne. (2009), Designing Effective Science Instruction: What Works in Science Classrooms, National Science Teachers Association Press.
Articles: (referenced in the study guide and posted on our website) Brodie, Marilyn (Summer 2006). Science in School: “Promoting science and motivating students in the 21st century” Issue 2.