Capstone Project Title
Impact Of Modeling Practices On Middle School Science Students
The objective of this extended literature review was to answer the question: What is the impact of modeling practices on understanding phenomena and engaging all students in a meaningful science curriculum and pedagogy in the secondary science classroom? Through research of current literature this paper summarizes how the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) uses modeling to create an engaging and inclusive learning environment for all students. The literature suggests modeling is an effective practice to promote student self-efficacy, motivation, and engagement to help students from diverse backgrounds find success and feel as though they can do science. However, the implementation of these practices comes with a shift in teacher mindset to a student centered classroom and is most effective for all students when combined with culturally responsive teaching. Research concluded that modeling is an effective practice for middle schoolers to develop a rich understanding of phenomena in the science classroom.
Extended Literature Review
Curriculum, Science, Teachers/ Teaching
Caspar, Anna, "Impact Of Modeling Practices On Middle School Science Students" (2021). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 617.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects