The Content of Science: A Constructive Approach to its Teaching and Learning

The Content of Science: A Constructive Approach to its Teaching and Learning

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A group of science educators with experience of being involoved in curriculum development, and in conducting extensive research on many aspects of teaching and learning science, have combined their findings in this volume.; Each author has conducted research into his or her own area of science education and presents the implications of this research for a specific area of science teaching. The experiences of members of the Monash Children's Science Group; specifically three primary teachers and one biology teacher, have also been included so as to present the voices of teachers for whom writing a personal account of their teaching is often an unappealing more

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  • Paperback | 290 pages
  • 156 x 234mm | 539g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138991724
  • 9781138991729

Table of contents

Beginning to Teach Chemistry, P Fensham; Generative Science Teaching, M Wittrock; Constructivism, Re-Constructivism and Task-Orientated Problem-Solving, M Watts; Structures, Force and Stability. Design A Playground Year 6, C Malcolm; Pupils' Understanding of Magnetism in a Practical Assessment Context: The Relationship Between Content, Process and Progression, G Erickson ; Primary Science in an Integrated Curriculum, K Brass & M Duke; Digging into Science - a Unit Developed for a Year Five Class, K Brass and W Jobling; Year 3 - Research into Science, K Brass and T Rudd; The Importance of Specific Science Content in the Enhancement of Metacognition, R Gunstone; The Constructivist Paradigm and Some Implications for Science Content and Pedagogy, M Carr, M Barker, B Bell, F Biddulph, A Jones, V Kirkwood, J Pearson and D Symington; Making High-Tech Micrographs Meaningful to the Biology Student, J Wandersee; Year 9 Bodies, K Brass, A Symons and S Odgers; Learning and Teaching Energy, R Duit and P Haussler; Working From Children's Ideas: Planning and Teaching a Chemistry Topic from a Contructivist Perspective, P Scoff, H Asoko, R Driver and J Emberton; States of Matter - Pedagogical Sequence and Teaching Strategies Based on Cognitive Research , R Stavy; Pedagogical Outcomes of Research in Science Education - Examples in Mechanics and Thermodynamics, L Viennot and S Rozier; Dimensions of Content, R more