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    Description"This is overwhelmingly a valuable book - particularly in the context of science education in the UK. It is a book that deserves to be read more widely by science teachers, particularly those who seek not simply to extend their repertoire of teaching techniques, but who wish to place these techniques upon a sound academic footing." Educational Review "I have greatly enjoyed reading through Science Education for Citizenship. It is extremely informative and contains much of value. We will definitely be putting it on our MA in Science Education reading list." Dr Michael Reiss, Institute of Education, University of London This innovative book explores the effective teaching and learning of issues relating to the impact of science in society. Research case studies are used to examine the advantages and problems as science teachers try new learning approaches, including ethical analysis, use of media-reports, peer-group decision-making discussions and community projects. This book: offers practical guidance in devising learning goals and suitable learning and assessment strategies helps teachers to provide students with the skills and understanding needed to address these multi-faceted issues explores the nature and place of socio-scientific issues in the curriculum and the support necessary for effective teachingScience Education for Citizenship supports science teachers, citizenship teachers and other educators as they help students to develop the skills and understanding to deal with complex everyday issues.

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    Science Education for Citizenship
    Teaching Socio-Scientific Issues
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mary Ratcliffe, By (author) Marcus Grace
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    ISBN 13: 9780335210855
    ISBN 10: 0335210856

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27240
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    BIC subject category V2: YQS, JNU
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    LC classification: Q175.5
    DC21: 303.4830712
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JNU, YPMP
    Illustrations note
    references, index
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 September 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Milton Keynes
    Author Information
    Mary Ratcliffe is a senior lecturer in Science Education at the University of Southampton, teaching on PCGE, Masters and research programmes. Prior to this she taught chemistry and science in schools in East Anglia. Her research interests are in pupils' and teachers' reactions to socio-scientific issues, the understanding of the nature of science and the development of effective learning and assessment practice. Marcus Grace is a lecturer in Science Education and Environmental Education at the University of Southampton, teaching on undergraduate, PCGE and Masters programmes. Prior to this he taught biology and science at schools in London. His main research interests are in young people's knowledge and views on biological conservation issues, and the science underpinning education for biodiversity, sustainability and citizenship.
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements Preface The nature of socio-scientific issues Socio-scientific issues and the curriculum Learning and assessment Learning strategies Ethical reasoning Use of media reports Decision-making about socio-scientific issues Community projects Effective teaching for the future References Index