WWW Site for John Lawrence Bencze, Associate Professor, Science Education, OISE/University of Toronto

Science Teaching & Learning

'Conceptual' Education

i.e., Teaching 'products' of science & technology

This web page provides access to ideas and resources for helping students to develop realistic conceptions of 'products' (e.g., laws, theories & inventions) of science and technology. Government guidelines for concepts that must be taught are provided @ Sanctioned Curricula. Based on my constructivism-informed teaching and learning approach, 'conceptual' education should be conducted in synchrony with Procedural Education, and may involve each of three stages linked at right - each of which leads to a set of pages with relevant ideas, downloadable resources and links to useful websites. If you have comments, suggestions, ideas, etc., please write to me about them.

Expressing Ideas.
Learning Ideas.
Judging Ideas.