Skip to main content

Invertebrates and organ systems: science instruction and 'Fostering a Community of Learners'

Buy Article:

$53.17 plus tax (Refund Policy)


This paper is the third in a set of papers that explores the understanding and implementation of the educational system, 'Fostering a Community of Learners' (FCL) across subject matters. We examine how FCL is influenced by the discipline of science, the teaching of science, and the conceptions that teachers have surrounding these two topics. We discuss the compatibilities between the discipline of science and the vision of science teaching in FCL. We explore the development and implementation of an 'invertebrates' unit and a 'circulatory system' unit by two teachers. Two issues of curriculum design from FCL--finding 'big ideas' around which to build a unit, and the 'jigsawable research' that is intended to build on students' interests as well as create interdependence and discourse among students--offer evidence on how these teachers understood the discipline of science, science teaching, and FCL.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: March 1, 2004

More about this publication?

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Partial Open Access Content
Partial Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more