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Improving Teaching and Learning in Science: Lessons from Research in Science Education [NOOK Book]

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In many countries, questions are being raised about the quality and value of educational research. This book explores the relationship between research and practice in education. It looks at the extent to which current practice could be said to be informed by knowledge or ideas generated by research and at the extent to which the use of current practices or the adoption of new ones are, or could be, supported by research evidence. Science education is used as a case study but the issues considered apply to the ...

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Improving Teaching and Learning in Science: Lessons from Research in Science Education

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Overview

In many countries, questions are being raised about the quality and value of educational research. This book explores the relationship between research and practice in education. It looks at the extent to which current practice could be said to be informed by knowledge or ideas generated by research and at the extent to which the use of current practices or the adoption of new ones are, or could be, supported by research evidence. Science education is used as a case study but the issues considered apply to the teaching and learning of any curriculum subject.



The book draws on the findings of four inter-related research studies and considers:




  • how research might be used to establish greater consensus about curriculum;



  • how research can inform the design of assessment tools and teaching interventions;



  • teachers’ and other science educators’ perceptions of the influence of research on their teaching practices and their students’ learning;



  • the extent to which evidence can show that an educational practice ‘works’.



 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134232925
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/27/2006
  • Series: Improving Learning
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 822 KB

Table of Contents

1 Research and practice in education 3
2 Specifying curriculum goals : less of an art, more of a science? 27
3 Using research to clarify learning goals and measure outcomes 44
4 Designing research evidence-informed teaching interventions 60
5 Implementing and evaluating teaching interventions : towards research evidence-based practice? 79
6 Using designed teaching materials to stimulate changes in practice 100
7 Teaching 'ideas about science' : the role of research in improving practice 117
8 From evidence to impact : users' perceptions of research and its influence on their practices 134
9 Improving practice in subject teaching : the contribution of research 155
App Outline summaries of the four projects undertaken by the evidence-based practice in science education (EPSE) research network 179
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