Jeff Spitulnik

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K e y w o r d s Learner-Centered Design, Educational Applications, Science Applications, Socioculturaiism, Constructivism, Case Study, Scaffolding. I N T R O D U C T I O N : MOTIVATION AND GOALS The push for educational reform in the U.S. is strong. Currently, the dominant educational paradigm is "didactic instruction," where learning is viewed as an(More)
recognizes both its diversity and unity; and uses scientific knowledge and ways of thinking for individual and social purposes.” ([2], p. ix) In traditional high school classrooms, learning science means reading textbooks, listening to lectures, and conducting a few disconnected, out-of-context laboratory experiments. If one of the goals of science(More)
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