Going Bananas Over Fruit! Using Habits Of Mind To Foster Nutritional Literacy

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Rachel E. Wilson , Associate Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: Science literacy for all students is an education goal in the United States, as well as in many other parts of the world. Habits of mind are the skills and attitudes that students need to develop in order to understand science as a way of thinking. Project 2061 divides habits of mind into five main categories: values and attitudes, computation and estimation, manipulation and observation, communication skills, and critical-response skills (AAAS 1993). In this standards-based era, habits of mind can be readily incorporated to teach multiple content areas, in the natural sciences as well as in integrated settings. Our purpose in designing this unit was to develop habits of mind in middle school learners. Throughout this unit, habits-of-mind standards are stressed as a way to increase science literacy, specifically, nutritional literacy, in middle school learners.

Additional Information

Wilson, Rachel, et al. “Going Bananas Over Fruit! Using Habits of Mind to Foster Nutiritional Literacy.” Science Scope, vol. 33, no. 1, National Science Teachers Association, 2009, pp. 28–32, Publisher version of record available at: http://www.jstor.org/stable/43183899
Language: English
Date: 2009
science, science literacy, habits of mind, nutrition, nutritional literacy, teachers

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