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MSU leads $7 million effort to improve science teaching

March 18, 2015
MSU leads $7 million effort to improve science teaching

A Michigan State University professor created a successful model for teaching middle- and high-school students about carbon cycling, the primary driver of climate change. Now Charles W. “Andy” Anderson and his partners are using a nearly $7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help America’s teachers put the program into action. The...
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Prof. Andy Anderson to receive career award from NARST

February 1, 2012
Prof. Andy Anderson to receive career award from NARST

Charles W. “Andy” Anderson, professor of science education at Michigan State University, has been selected to receive the 2012 NARST Distinguished Contributions to Science Education through Research Award. The award is considered the NARST’s most prestigious for scholars in the field of science education. The NARST, National Association for Research in Science Teaching, is a worldwide organization for...
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Professor co-chairs national conference on learning progressions in science, mathematics

July 22, 2011
Professor co-chairs national conference on learning progressions in science, mathematics

Michigan State University Professor Charles (Andy) Anderson will help bring together more than 50 leading researchers, educators and policymakers next week in an effort to reach consensus about learning progressions – an emerging approach for reforming science and mathematics education. Research on learning progressions (or trajectories), which focus on improving how students develop scientific...
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Did you hear Andy Anderson on NPR’s Science Friday?

January 18, 2011
Did you hear Andy Anderson on NPR’s Science Friday?

Professor of teacher education Charles “Andy” Anderson, who studies issues of teaching environmental literacy, was featured on the NPR program Science Friday with Ira Flatow on Jan. 14, 2010. He talks about students’ lack of understanding about the basic principles of the carbon cycle. Listen to the show excerpt.
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College students lack scientific literacy, study finds

January 7, 2011
College students lack scientific literacy, study finds

Most college students in the United States do not grasp the scientific basis of the carbon cycle – an essential skill in understanding the causes and consequences of climate change, according to research published in the January issue of BioScience. The study, whose authors include several current and former researchers from Michigan State University,...
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A progressive approach to K-12 science curriculum

June 17, 2010

Professor Charles (Andy) Anderson talks to host Kirk Heinze about improving K-12 science curriculum by focusing on environmental science literacy on the Greening of the Great Lakes radio show.
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