In order to maintain its global position, the United States needs to increase the number of students opting for science careers. Science teachers face a formidable challenge. Students are not choosing science because they do not think coursework is interesting or applies to their lives. These problems often compound for adolescents in urban areas. This action research investigated an innovation aimed at engaging a group of adolescents in the science learning process through cognitive processes and conceptual understanding.
Download count: 0
- science education
- Education, Secondary
- Cognitive Processes
- scientific thinking
- student achievement
- Student Engagement
- Science--Study and teaching (Secondary)--United States.
- Thought and thinking--Study and teaching (Secondary)--United States.
- Thought and thinking
- Urban high schools--Curricula--United States.
- Urban high schools
- Cognition in adolescence--United States.
- Cognition in adolescence
- Partial requirement for: Ed. D., Arizona State University, 2014Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 76-86)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Educational leadership and policy studies