Pre- and Post-project Questionnaire for Graduate Student Fellows
GK-12: 2003-04

GSF Name:

Date:

Please respond to the following questions.

  1. What do you think is meant by the term conceptual-based learning?

     

     

  2. What is meant by inquiry-based learning?

     

     

  3. List five concepts that you feel are essential for students to understand about biodiversity.

     

     

  4. Use the scale below to rate your current knowledge on each of the following:
     
  5. a. California Science Framework 1234567
    no knowledge
     
    highly knowledgeable
     
    b. California Science Content Standards 1234567
    no knowledge
     
    highly knowledgeable
     
    c. National Science Education Standards 1234567
    no knowledge
     
    highly knowledgeable
     
    d. No Child Left Behind legislation 1234567
    no knowledge
     
    highly knowledgeable
     
  6. Use the scale below to rate your level of comfort in working with each of the following:
     
  7. a. High School students 1234567
    UNcomfortable
     
    Very comfortable
     
    b. Middle School students 1234567
    UNcomfortable
     
    Very comfortable
     
    c. K-12 teachers 1234567
    UNcomfortable
     
    Very comfortable
     
    d. Undergraduates 1234567
    UNcomfortable
     
    Very comfortable
     
    e. Graduate students 1234567
    UNcomfortable
     
    Very comfortable
     
    f. Faculty 1234567
    UNcomfortable
     
    Very comfortable
     
    g. General Public 1234567
    UNcomfortable
     
    Very comfortable
     
  8. While teaching science, what percent of class time do you feel should be spent on the following activities?
     
  9. Use the scale below to indicate how well you believe high school students are able to
     
  10.   PoorVery well          
    a. Make observations
     
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    b. Pay attention to detail
     
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    c. Stay on task
     
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    d. Complete boring and repetitive tasks
     
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    e. Ask questions
     
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    f. Make predictions
     
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    g. Make inferences
     
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    h. Pose hypotheses
     
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    i. Reject hypotheses
     
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  11. a. Reflecting on your knowledge of the skills necessary for successful fieldwork, list five skills that you feel high school students were capable of learning or using during the project.

     

     

    b. List five skills that you feel high school students had difficulty learning or using during the project.

     

     

  12. What do you see as the biggest problem in K-12 science education?

     

     

  13. What do you feel was your greatest contribution to the students with whom you worked?

     

     

Reflective Questions

Please reflect on

  1. the project itself (this would include comments on the field trips, the collection, and the end of year event, organization and support)

     

     

  2. the students

     

     

  3. your experience (your highs and lows)

     

     

  4. what advice would you offer future GSF?

     

     

Now a Few Specifics

Teachers

Please rate the following on a scale of 1-5 with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest

Teacher’s...
...enthusiasm for the program
 
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...effort
 
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...involvement in the classroom
 
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...communication with you
 
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Please comment on each of the following components of the project: