Energy across the curriculum: Cumulative learning using embedded assessment results

Vanessa Svihla, Libby Gerard, Kihyun Ryoo, Elissa Sato, Tammie Visintainer, Hillary Lucille Swanson, Marcia Linn, Hee Sun Lee, Ou Lydia Liu, Chad Dorsey

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Abstract

This symposium reports research investigating the design and implementation of curriculum, assessment, and professional development to promote cumulative understanding of energy. Using energy as a core idea, we link topics in 6th and 7th grade including thermodynamics, plate tectonics, global climate change, and photosynthesis. We explore new forms of assessment called My System and Energy Stories to capture cumulative understanding. Synthesis of findings across studies illustrates the trajectory of student learning and clarifies the elements of the curriculum that promote coherent views.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages252-259
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 29 2010Jul 2 2010

Other

Other9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period6/29/107/2/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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