The Inclusion of Multidisciplinary Research in Science Teaching: A Novel Teaching Method

Eugene de Silva (Virginia Research Institute, USA & MRAS – Walters State Community College, USA), Eugenie de Silva (Harvard University, USA), Jeffrey Horner (Walters State Community College, USA) and Pamela Knox (Tennessee Board of Regents, USA)
Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 120
EISBN13: 9781466674417|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6375-6.ch005
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Abstract

The educational process is described as a method whereby knowledge, skills, beliefs, values, and methods are transferred from one person to another. This chapter describes a series of research projects carried out from 1998 to 2013 that attempted to establish an effective process conducive to the transfer of chemistry and physics knowledge. The powerful combination of research and online studies with the latest technological tools are also discussed in this chapter. The chapter also provides the START model that signifies how different contexts may actually influence core learning. This further emphasizes the importance of the inclusion of research in teaching and how it provides a fourth dimension to teaching. This work also elaborates the importance of the multidisciplinary research-based teaching and how it promotes independent thinking and flexibility among learners.
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