AAAS Conference on Improving Science Textbooks through Research and Development

October 17-19, 2001
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Washington, D.C.

View the conference report by Charles W. Anderson

Conference Highlights

Dr. Glenda Lappan and Dr. Elizabeth D. Phillips, members of the Connected Mathematics development team at Michigan State University, were interviewed for the Second Textbook Conference. View the interview here (20:41, 73.1MB download).

Conference Papers

These papers reflect the views of the authors and not necessarily the views of AAAS or those of the conference funders, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Building a Sound Macroscopic Theory of Matter and Deeper Epistemological Understandings of Science Among Elementary & Middle School Students
Carol L. Smith, University of Massachusetts at Boston

Designing Systems to Support Learning Science with Understanding for All: Developing Dialogues among Researchers, Reformers, and Developers
Andy Anderson, Professor of Teacher Education, Michigan State University

Developing Understanding Through Model-based Inquiry
James Stewart, Jennifer L. Cartier, and Cynthia M. Passmore, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison, National Center for Improving Student Learning & Achievement in Mathematics and Science

Modeling Nature
Rich Lehrer and Leona Schauble, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Science Learning in the 21st Century: A Perspective from Cognitive Science
Christine Massey, Institute for Research in Cognitive Science, University of Pennsylvania

Using Conceptual Change Research to Reason about Curriculum
Glenn D. Berkheimer, Charles W. Anderson, and Steven T. Spees, Institute for Research on Teaching, Michigan State University