We invite you to explore the links and references below to learn more about some of the topics covered in this training. 


Inquiry Learning

Colburn, A. (2000). An Inquiry Primer. Science Scope, 42-44.

Kirschner, P. A., Sweller, J., & Clark, R. E. (2006). Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work: An Analysis of the Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching. Educational Psychologist, 41(2), 75-86.

Klahr, D., & Nigam, M. (2004). The equivalence of learning paths in early science instruction

Kuhn, D., & Dean, D. (2005). Is developing scientific thinking all about learning to control variables?. Psychological Science, 16(11), 866-870.

Kuhn, D., & Pease, M. (2008). What needs to develop in the development of inquiry skills?. Cognition and Instruction, 26(4), 512-559.

Piaget, J. (1964). Part I: Cognitive development in children: Piaget development and learning. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2(3), 176-186.


Diversity and Inclusion

Banks, J. A. (1993). Multicultural education: Historical development, dimensions, and practice. Review of research in education, 19, 3-49.

Gay, G. (2002). Preparing for Culturally Responsive Teaching. Journal of Teacher Education, 53(2), 106-116. doi:10.1177/0022487102053002003

 Lawrence-Brown, D. (2014). Key Principles for Equitable and Inclusive Education. Teachers College, Columbia University.

Self Care: Dealing with Stress

More Information about meeting human needs, managing stress, and self-actualization can be found in the following academic paper on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.


Learning and Development


The History of Environmental Education

Carter, R. L., & Simmons, B. (2010) The History and Philosophy of Environmental Education. In A. M. Bodzin, B. Shiner Klein, & S. Weaver (Eds.), The Inclusion of Environmental Education in Science Teacher Education (pp. 97-110): Springer, Netherlands. 

McBride, B., Brewer, C., Berkowitz, A., & Borrie, W. (2013) Environmental literacy, ecological literacy, ecoliteracy: What do we mean and how did we get here? Ecosphere, 4(5), art67 

Marcinkowski, T. J. (2010) Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities in Environmental Education: Where Are We Headed and What Deserves Our Attention? Journal of Environmental Education, 41(1), 34-54. 

Rickinson, M. (2006). Researching and understanding environmental learning: Hopes for the next 10 years. Environmental Education Research, 12(3-4), 445-457. 

Sanera, M., Shaw, J. S., Jones, L., & Fredricksen, L. (1999). Facts, not fear: Teaching children about the environment. The Fraser Institute. 

The Story of Silent Spring. (2015, August 13). Retrieved November 20, 2016, from 

Wilson, E. O. (2016). Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life. WW Norton & Company.