The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Science Education

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Business & Economics - 278 pages
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This Reader brings together a wide range of material to present an international perspective on topical issues in science education today. In order to identify what themes should be addressed in the book, thirty-eight science educators from around the world responded to the question: 'What issues are currently important in science education in your country?' The outcome is this lively and authoritative Reader, which features topics as varied as:

  • globalisation
  • assessment
  • pupil's views on science education
  • environmental education
  • teaching approaches
  • teacher development
  • multimedia and ICT
  • constructivism.

With a specially written introduction from the editor, providing a much-needed context to the current education climate, students of science education will find this Reader an important route map to further reading and understanding.

 

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Contents

Structuring the issues to be addressed
6
PARTI
13
trends relationships
22
Assessing the state of current research
31
Scientific literacy
39
PART II
53
Alternative approaches to analysing conceptual change
61
Bridging the gap between research findings on conceptual change
68
The culture of science and the public domain
154
Culture hrokering
162
Purposes for assessment
189
Interactions between purposes
196
science education for an alternative future
203
Student interest in science education and environmental education
230
Science education and environmental education as mutualism
237
PARTY
243

Discussion
91
The place of argumentation in the pedagogy of school science
97
The relationship between educational theory and practice
103
Interactive multimedia and modelbased learning in biology
110
Analysis of representations
120
PARTffl
147
Success is possible
250
A model for achieving teacher development
258
The second social development
267
Discussion
274
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Professor John Gilbert, Central Science Laboratory Sand Hutton, York, UK
Dr Hamide Z. Senyuva, Ankara Test and Analysis Laboratory, Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey, Ankara, Turkey


Both of the editors are employed in government organisations responsible for food safety and have published extensively on the analysis of toxicants and process contaminants and measures to monitor and control levels. Professor Gilbert has been Editor-in-Chief of the journal Food Additives and Contaminants since 2000.

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