Children's Informal Ideas in Science

Children's Informal Ideas in Science

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The ideas that children have about science concepts have for the past decade been the subject of a wealth of international research. But while the area has been strong in terms of data, it has suffered from a lack of theory. Children's Informal Ideas in Science addresses the question of whether children's ideas about science can be explained in a single theoretical framework. Twelve different approaches combine to tackle this central issue, each taking a deliberately critical standpoint. The contributors address such themes as values in research, the social construction of knowledge and the work of Piaget in a rich contribution to the debate without claiming finally to resolve it. The authors conclude with a discussion of how a theory can be built up, along with suggestions for ways ahead in the research.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 156 x 234mm | 480g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138991244
  • 9781138991248

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Contributors inlcude: Joan Solomon, Joan Bliss, Guy Claxton, Terry Russell, Jon Ogborn, Arthur Lucas, Neil Ryder, Jayashree Ramadas, Michael Shayer, Paul Black, Wynne Harlenshow more