student engagement, science education, student reflection, student journals
Curriculum and Instruction | Junior High, Intermediate, Middle School Education and Teaching | Science and Mathematics Education | Secondary Education and Teaching
This article addresses the problem of authentic student engagement in the science classroom by incorporating a semester long research and writing assignment that enables students to investigate scientific topics related to strong personal, career, or health interests.
Wink, D. J., Ellefson, J., Nishimura, M., Perry, D., Wenzel, S., & Choe, J. H. (2008). Fostering preservice teacher identity in science through a student-selected project. Feminist Teacher, 19, 31-46. http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/ftr.0.0025