A Vision for Science Education

Author: Roger Cross
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134441592
Format: PDF, Mobi
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One of the most important and consistent voices in the reform of science education over the last thirty years has been that of Peter Fensham. His vision of a democratic and socially responsible science education for all has inspired change in schools and colleges throughout the world. Often moving against the tide, Fensham travelled the world to promote his radical ideology. He was appointed Australia's first Professor of Science Education, and was later made a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his work in this new and emerging field of study. In this unique book, leading science educators from around the world examine and discuss Fensham's key ideas. Each describes how his arguments, proposals and recommendations have affected their own practice, and extend and modify his message in light of current issues and trends in science education. The result is a vision for the future of science teaching internationally. Academics, researchers and practitioners in science education around the world will find this book a fascinating insight into the life and work of one of the foremost pioneers in science education. The book will also make inspiring reading for postgraduate students of science education.

Science Education

Author: Markus Bohlmann
Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
ISBN: 3832543775
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Diese Studie bietet eine systematische Zusammenfassung der empirischen Forschungen in der Science Education, der internationalen Didaktik der Naturwissenschaften. Dieses Forschungsfeld hat seit einiger Zeit einen großen Einfluss auf die deutschen Fachdidaktiken und auf das Verständnis von Didaktik generell. Das gesamte Feld der Science Education wird methodisch durchsucht, geordnet und analysiert. Für Didaktiker an Universitäten, Lehrer an Schulen und Schüler, die ihr eigenes Lernen strukturieren möchten, entsteht so ein umfassender Überblick. Diese Orientierung im Feld ermöglicht es auch, die deutschen Didaktiken kritisch einzuschätzen und in ihren Entwicklungen zu diskutieren. Im Einzelnen werden untersucht: die großen übergreifenden Kulturen und pädagogischen Trends (Inklusion, Assessments, Professionstwicklung), die verschiedenen Arten, Didaktik als Wissenschaft zu betreiben (Begründen, Beschreiben, Erklären, Beweisen), die Forschungsprogramme der Science Education (Conceptual Change, Model-Based Reasoning, Scientific Literacy, Attitudes and Interests, Learning Progressions, Science-Technology-Society, Socio-Scientific Issues, History and Philosophy of Science, Nature of Science).

Exploring the Landscape of Scientific Literacy

Author: Cedric Linder
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136911758
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Scientific literacy is part of national science education curricula worldwide. In this volume, an international group of distinguished scholars offer new ways to look at the key ideas and practices associated with promoting scientific literacy in schools and higher education. The goal is to open up the debate on scientific literacy, particularly around the tension between theoretical and practical issues related to teaching and learning science. Uniquely drawing together and examining a rich, diverse set of approaches and policy and practice exemplars, the book takes a pragmatic and inclusive perspective on curriculum reform and learning, and presents a future vision for science education research and practice by articulating a more expansive notion of scientific literacy.

Science Environment Health

Author: Albert Zeyer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 904813949X
Format: PDF
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Health and the environment are important learning areas in science education and their significance is growing. Not only do they have high social relevance, but they are also close to students’ interests and needs. They provide many opportunities to unlock science with questions that are personally relevant to boys and girls and that inspire them to engage in science. This book contains a selection of papers from prominent professionals in science, health and environmental education, who reflect on science education, each from their specific point of view. The core idea is to present well-founded perspectives on how science education may benefit from challenges stemming from both health and environmental education. Specific reasons are discussed as to why these two areas are particularly legitimized to challenge science education, and their potential impact on a revision of science education is evaluated. A new pedagogy for science¦environment¦health that yields interesting and relevant science education for students and teachers, and addresses the grand challenges of this century: what an attractive and rewarding project! The book will motivate teachers, teacher educators and science education researchers to take part in this on-going project.

Science Education

Author: James F Donnelly
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761964445
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Who wants to change school science education and why? What mechanisms exist to effect change? What implications do they have for teachers' professionalism? These are the principal questions explored in this book. The authors focus on strategies for effecting change, including decentralized and statutory mechanisms, and the use of systems of assessment. The authors question the effectiveness of centralized programmes in improving the quality of students' science education. They suggest that this arises from a failure to acknowledge the contribution that the science teaching profession must make to reform. They argue that sustained and effective change, embodying improvements in standards, depends upon promoting the initiativ