Doing Science (RLE Edu O): Images of Science in Science Education

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Robin Millar
Routledge, May 31, 2012 - Education - 227 pages
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Doing Science is unique in seeking to make explicit the links between science education and science studies. These fields of study and their respective academic communities, whilst appearing to have many potential points of contact, remain surprisingly separate, with little apparent recognition of the relevance to the interests of each of the work done within the other tradition. Presenting detailed accounts of current research, the book highlights the significance of modern science studies for classroom practice and, conversely, the importance of the classroom and teaching laboratory as a context for science studies. The thread which runs through the collection as a whole is children’s experience of doing science and the image of science which learners pick up along with the science knowledge, understanding and skills they require.

 

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Contents

Science Education and Science Studies
1
1 Accomplishing Scientific Instruction
10
The Relationship between Theory and Experiment in Science Education
38
3 A Study of Pupils Responses to Empirical Evidence
62
4 The Construction of Scientific Knowledge in School Classrooms
83
5 Science as a Discipline Science as Seen by Students and Teachers Professional Knowledge
107
6 The Social Construction of School Science
126
The Hidden Messages
137
8 Waves or Particles? The Cathode Ray Debate in the Classroom
160
An Approach to Teaching about Scientific Theory and Theory Evaluation
180
Suggestions for Further Reading
205
Notes on Contributors
211
Index
214
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