Oceanography 592 - Communicating Ocean Sciences
Spring Quarter 2010
Meeting Times and Location:
Wednesday: 2:30 - 4:50, Ocean Teaching Building 205 (OTB 205)
Directions to OTB - click here
Announcements and Homework
Session 10 (June 2)
- Session 10 ppt posted - here
Complete the COSEE-CA post-survey available here. Please email us when you have completed.
FINAL (6:30-8:20 p.m. Tuesday, Jun. 8)
Session 9 (May 26)
- Session 9 ppt posted - here
(1) Ready, Set, Science. Chp 5: Making Thinking Visible: Talk and Argument.
(2) Zimmerman, Reeve & Bell (2010) Family Sense-Making Practices in Science Center Conversations. Science Education 94:478-505
- Elementary Kit Restock
Lists due Friday May 28th
Restock 1:30 - 2:30 June 2
Lesson/Activity debrief ÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬" Email midnight JUNE 4
Assessment Analysis ÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬" Email 4 p.m. JUNE 9
Revised Lesson/Activity Plan ÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬" Email 4 p.m. JUNE 9
Graduate Paper ÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬" Email 4 p.m. JUNE 9 - GUIDELINES
- Final (6:30-8:20 p.m. Tuesday, Jun. 8)
Exam ÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬" 20 min
Presentations (6) ÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬" 15 mins (10 mins + 5 min Q&A) = 90 mins.
[NOTE change from 20 mins]
Session 7 (May 12)
(1) J. Myron Atkin, Paul Black, Janet Coffey (Eds.) Classroom Assessment and the National Science Education Standards (2001), Chapter 2: The Case for Strengthening Assessment in the Science Classroom. http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=9847&page=R1
(2) Surrounded by Science, Chapter 6: Assessing Learning Outcomes
Session 6 (May 5)
Session 6 ppt is posted here
King (2004) research article on questioning strategies
Warm-up for Session 7 -
Session 5 (April 28)
5 ppt and Activity Write-up sheets are posted here
1) Surrounded by Science CH 4. Learning with and from Others
2) Understanding by Design CH 1. What is backward Design?
Warm-up for Session 6 - posted here
Session 4 (April 21)
4 ppt is posted here
1) National Research Council. (2007). Chapter 6: Understanding how scientific knowledge is constructed. In Taking Science To School: Learning and teaching in grades K-8. http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11625
2) Ch3: Design for Science Learning. In Surrounded by Science.
Warm-up for Session 5 -
posted at https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/ocean592/101443
Session 3 (April 14)
Session 3 ppt is posted here
WebQ Warm-up for Session 4 - posted here
DUE start of our next class session (Wed April 21st).
This document briefly describes your idea for a lesson/activity. This is a partner assignment and each set of partners will turn in one Lesson/Activity Proposal that they have developed together. Please feel free to discuss your ideas with the instructors and your classmates before developing your proposal. The target length is 1 page (typed, dbl-spaced, 12 pt font). DUE at start of week 4 meeting (April 21). The instructors will meet with you by appointment to provide feedback on your idea.
We recognize that it may seem a bit early to be proposing the topic of your lesson, but the quarter moves quickly and it's important that you have ample time to modify/change ideas, and get instructor feedback before you begin drafting your lesson.
This is an opportunity to think through your ideas and to get feedback. Background research is not necessary. If you would like to propose more than 1 idea, please limit it to three.
*If you are placed in a classroom: It words best if your lesson topic fits with the others covered in the lessons you will be teaching, so please look through the packet of lessons we distributed yesterday.
*If you are placed at the aquarium: You have more flexibility in your topic. For inspiration think back to the kinds of topics that you were introduced to when you worked with the 'wonder cart' during the orientation. You may also visit the following link for a listing of lessons taught at Lawrence Hall of Science to see the sorts of topics that can be covered: http://www.coseeca.net/programs/communicatingoceansciences/toinformalaudiences/cosiaactivities/
Interesting Events & Links
Session 2 (April 7)
Observe for ONE HOUR in your school or at the Aquarium ONCE in Wk 3 & ONCE in Wk 4.
Session 2 ppt is posted here
1. Surrounded by Science - Chapters 1 & 2 - read online
Consider the following three questions during your lectures/lab sessions/tutorials or at the Huskies Weekend "Paws on Science" at the Pacific Science Center. [NB we will reimburse your $11 admission fee]
1- How is information being presented? What are you expected to learn from the presentation? How are you expected to learn it?
2- What is the role of your professor in your learning?
3- What style of presentation is the most useful for you to learn from? Or, what are the teaching methods that enable you to really understand the subject matter?
Additional interesting resources/links
Session 1 (March 31)
Course Syllabus and Overview is available here
Communicating Ocean Sciences Pre-Survey
The survey should take 15 minutes
to complete. DUE 9:00 AM, Wednesday, April 7.
Session 1 ppt is posted here
Session 1 Reading
1. Executive Summary: An Ocean Blueprint for the 21st Century, U.S
Commission on Ocean Policy, pp. 1-25, 2004, Public Domain.
OCEAN 592 is for upper level undergraduate and graduate students interested in improving their ability to communicate their scientific knowledge.
The course combines:
What previous students have said about Ocean592
- I loved this course because I love the opportunity to teach science in informal settings.
- I think it's a great course and should be incorporated into the course requirements of research programs. When you are pursuing research, it is easy to forget how important it is to be able to communicate your science to a broader audience.
- I did a lot more outreach after taking the class because I had more confidence.
- I had clearer ideas about how to communicate difficult concepts.
- I used the class as an example of my interest in outreach and education to help me get a postdoc position.
- The course helped solidify that I want to be involved in education and outreach as a career
- The course provided exposure to pedagogy methods that are otherwise not assessable for a graduate student in science.
- The course introduced me to other colleagues who are interested in communicating ocean sciences and fostered collaborations
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