Capstone/Dissertation Title

The use of active learning stations to teach measurement in a middle school family and consumer science classroom

Term

2007

Capstone

Thesis

Degree Name

MAEd

Abstract

The research question addressed is, how to teach measuring skills in a middle school Family and Consumer Science classroom so the students learn, use and apply the information to their daily lives. Teaching theories and its effect on retention, active learning stations, and multiple intelligences were explored and used as the basis for the curriculum. Some of the authors used for the curriculum development were Sousa, Silberman, and Gardner. The capstone includes the curriculum and assessments for teaching measurement in the middle school Family and Consumer Science classroom. Teacher plans, objectives, pre-assessments, learning activities, active learning stations and assessment are all detailed in this curriculum unit.

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