Research in Science Education - Past, Present, and Future

Research in Science Education - Past, Present, and Future

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This truly international volume includes a selection of contributions to the Second Conference of the European Science Education Research Association (Kiel, Sept. 1999). It provides a state-of-the-art examination of science education research in Europe, discusses views and visions of science education research, deals with research on scientific literacy, on students' and teachers' conceptions, on conceptual change, and on instructional media and lab work.
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  • Hardback | 344 pages
  • 164.1 x 241.8 x 24.1mm | 716.69g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2001 ed.
  • VIII, 344 p.
  • 0792367553
  • 9780792367550

Table of contents

Preface. Part 1: Views and Visions of Science Education Research. Science Education Researchers and Research in Transition: Issues and Policies; D. Psillos. Research in Science Education in Europe: Retrospect and Prospect; E.W. Jenkins. Science Content as Problematic - Issues for Research; P.J. Fensham. Science Education Versus Science in the Academy: Questions - Discussion - Perspectives; H. Dahncke, et al. Part 2: Scientific Literacy - Conceptions and Assessment. The Assessment of Scientific Literacy in the OECD/PISA Project; W. Harlen , et al. Scientific Literacy: From Theory to Practice; W. Graber, et al. Making Formative Use of a National Summative Assessment Regime; T.J. Russell, L. McGuigan. A Comparison of STS-Teaching and Traditional Physics Lessons - On the Correlation of Physics Knowledge and Taking Action; H. Dahncke, et al. Part 3: Students' Conceptions. On the Quantum Thinking of Physics Undergraduates; G. Ireson. Experiences with a Modern Course in Quantum Physics; G. Pospiech. Learning Process Studies in the Field of Fractals; M. Komorek, et al. Students' Understandings of their Internal Structure as Revealed by Drawings; M.J. Reiss, S.D. Tunnicliffe. Personal Context and Continuity of Human Thought; Recurrent Themes in a Longitudinal Study of Pupils' Understanding of Scientific Phenomena; G. Hellden. Entities of the World and Causality in Children's Thinking; V. Spiliotopoulou, P. Alevizos. Using Media Reports of Science Research in Pupils' Evaluation of Evidence; M. Ratcliffe, P. Fullick. Pupils' Perceptions of Science Education at Primary and Secondary School; B. Campbell. Part 4: Teachers' Conceptions. Teacher Professionalism and Change: Developing aProfessional Self Through Reflective Assessment; M. Lang. Formative Assessment Using Concept Cartoons: Initial Teacher Training in the UK; B. Keogh, et al. Teaching Chemical Equilibrium in Australian and German Senior High Schools; D.F. Treagust, W. Graber. The Ideas of Spanish Primary Teachers about How to Develop an Understanding of Processes in Science and their Support in Textbooks; S. Garcia-Barros, et al. Pre-service Elementary Teachers Constructing the Nature and Language of Science; J.A. Craven, et al. Combining Knowledge of Physics and Chemistry in Teaching: The Behaviour of a Narrow Jet of Water in the Presence of Charged Insulators; L. Kyyroenen, M. Ahtee. Intuitive Rules: A Theory and Its Implications to Mathematics and Science Teacher Education; P. Tsamir, et al. Part 5: Conceptual Change Teaching and Learning Processes. Conceptual Change Research and the Teaching of Science; S. Vosniadou. Rhetoric and Science Education; I. Martins, et al. Development of Complexity through Dealing with Physical Qualities: One Type of Conceptual Change? S. von Aufschnaiter. On the Micro-Structure of Analogical Reasoning: The Case of Understanding Chaotic Systems; J. Wilbers, R. Duit. Role-playing, Conceptual Change, and the Learning Process: A Case Study of 7th Grade Pupils; P.-L. Lehtela. Concept Mapping as a Tool for Research in Science Education; H. Fischler, et al. The Need for and the Role of Metacognition in Teaching and Learning the Particle Model; P. Buck, et al. Evolving Mental Models of Electric Circuits; M.S. Steinberg, J.J. Clement. Two Models for a Physical Situation: the Case of Optics. Students' Difficulties, Teachers' viewpoints and Guidelines for a `Didactic Structure'; P.
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