Member Institution University of Massachusetts - Boston

University of Massachusetts - Boston


Bala Sundaram
Professor & Chair
(617) 287-6055

Arthur Eisenkraft
Distinguished Professor of Science Education
Director, Center of Science and Math in Context (COSMIC)
University of Massachusetts Boston
Graduate College of Education
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA  02125-3393
617 287-7652

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The department is involved in a number of activities with a university center whose focus is the improvement of K-12 science education. We have been involved in a number of programs which include:

(i) vertical teams to map curricula from 6-freshman physics - to promote causality in the instruction.
(ii) seminars and workshops on new pedagogical methods and the effective use of technology in the classroom
(iii) facilitated study groups which are coordinated with the classroom instruction
(iv) content courses for in-service teachers.

The current response is geared to the needs of the greater Boston public schools - both in terms of instruction and product. Being part of PTEC would promote exposure to broader range of issues, solutions and strategies.