Scientific Reasoning through Decision-Based Learning
Presented by Ken Plummer, PhD & Richard Swan, PhD
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 ◉ 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Scientific reasoning requires conceptual, procedural, and conditional knowledge. Decision-Based Learning (DBL) is a guided, inquiry-based teaching method in which students learn concepts and procedures as they are relevant to the conditions in the problem¬ or situation. Students engage in a decision-making process through the problem space. In this workshop, you will learn how to create a DBL unit including an expert decision model (EDM), just-enough, just-in-time instruction, DBL problems and assignments. In addition, you will learn how to lead a DBL active-learning session. You will see examples from biology, chemistry, geology, math, physical science, and statistics.
► You will have free access to DBL software where you will be guided through a process to create your own decision model a small problem bank and brief instruction at each decision point.
► You will leave this workshop with the ability to better explain your scientific reasoning to students; to create DBL learning units; and to lead students through a live DBL session.
► Laptop or similar device needed.
Target Audience: All High School Science Teachers
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