Building the Frameworkby: Anne Tweed
edited by: NSTA Press/McREL

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The Content-Understanding-Environment (C-U-E) framework incorporates key findings from research and is easy to use and remember. Further, current professional development for science teachers usually focuses on only one aspect of teaching and learning, which makes it difficult for teachers to formulate a “big picture” of effective science teaching. The C-U-E framework presents the research in a coherent format that creates a vision of effective science instruction. This framework is a tool that can serve you well for years to come. This free selection includes the Table of Contents, Foreword, Introduction, and Index.

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  • on Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:33 PM

This chapter introduces the Concept-Understanding-Environment (CUE) framework for lesson design. It is interesting because it addresses a number of different research-based classroom instruction recommendations in one form. One could use this and still use things like 5E, as it falls within this framework, but this addresses additional factors in the classroom that are equally important to content. I am very impressed at the work the author has done to develop this "one stop" framework for the many things we as teachers have to juggle and frequently do unconsciously.

Tina Harris  (Bloomington, IN)
Tina Harris (Bloomington, IN)

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