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    DescriptionIn many countries, questions are being raised about the quality and value of educational research. This book explores the relationship between research and practice in education. It looks at the extent to which current practice could be said to be informed by knowledge or ideas generated by research and at the extent to which the use of current practices or the adoption of new ones are, or could be, supported by research evidence. Science education is used as a case study but the issues considered apply to the teaching and learning of any curriculum subject. The book draws on the findings of four inter-related research studies and considers: how research might be used to establish greater consensus about curriculum; how research can inform the design of assessment tools and teaching interventions; teachers' and other science educators' perceptions of the influence of research on their teaching practices and their students' learning; the extent to which evidence can show that an educational practice 'works'.


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    Title
    Improving Subject Teaching
    Subtitle
    Lessons from Research in Science Education
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Leach, By (author) Jonathan Osborne, By (author) Mary Ratcliffe, By (author) Robin Millar
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415362108
    ISBN 10: 0415362105
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27240
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: PD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JNU
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 23
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    Libri: I-ED
    DC22: 507
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T General Subject: 340
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 05
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: SCI063000, EDU046000, EDU029030
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 507.1
    BISAC V2.8: EDU000000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: Q181 .I623 2006
    Thema V1.0: JNU, PD
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    10 black & white tables, 15 black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Routledge Falmer
    Publication date
    30 January 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    University of York, UK University of Leeds, UK King's College University of London, UK University of Southampton, UK
    Review quote
    'The book makes the point that new and old teaching interventions cannot be directly compared as they do not have the same objectives-and it argues against randomised clinical trials as being the best approach in the educational sector.' - Diana Battersby, Associate Tutor, Edge Hill University, Liverpool
    Table of contents
    Part 1: What is the Issue? 1. Research and Practice in Science Education Part 2: What Does Research Tell Us? 2. Using Research to Clarify Curriculum Objectives 3. Issues in Designing Evidence-Informed Teaching 4. Drawing on Research to Focus Teaching and Monitor Progress 5. Issues in Implementing and Evaluating Evidence-Informed Teaching 6. Teaching 'Ideas-About-Science' 7. Outcome Measures - A Necessary Precondition for Evidence-Based Practice Part 3: Research into Practice 8. Practitioners' Views of Research and its Impact on Practice 9. Evidence-Based Science Education: Is it Possible, Desirable, Essential?