The Nature of Science in Science Education: Rationales and Strategies / Edition 1

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This is the first book to blend a justification for the inclusion of the history and philosophy of science in science teaching with methods by which this vital content can be shared with a variety of learners. It contains a complete analysis of the variety of tools developed thus far to assess learning in this domain. This book is relevant to science methods instructors, science education graduate students and science teachers.

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This anthology blends justification for the inclusion of the history and philosophy of science in science teaching with methods by which this content can be shared with a variety of learners. The 20 contributions are divided into three sections--rationales for the nature of science in science instruction; communicating the nature of science plans, approaches, and strategies; and communicating the nature of science courses and course elements. A concluding section contains an analysis of the tools developed thus far to assess learning in this domain. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Foreword and Introduction; M. Matthews. I: Rationales for the Nature of Science in Science Instruction. 1. The Role and Character of the Nature of Science in Science Education; W.F. McComas, et al. 2. The Nature of Science in International Science Education Standards Documents; W.F. McComas, J.K. Olson. 3. The Principal Elements of the Nature of Science: Dispelling the Myths; W.F. McComas. 3. The Principal Elements of the Nature of Science: Dispelling the Myths; W.F. McComas. II: Communicating the Nature of Science Plans, Approaches and Strategies. 4. The Card Exchange: Introducing the Philosophy of Science; W.W. Cobern, C.C. Loving. 5. Avoiding De-Natured Science: Activities that Promote Understandings of the Nature of Science; N. Lederman, F. Abd-El-Khalick. 6. Confronting Students' Conceptions of the Nature of Science with Cooperative Controversy; P.L. Hammerich. 7. Nature of Science Activities Using the Scientific Theory Profile: From the Hawking-Gould Dichotomy to a Philosophical Checklist; C.C. Loving. 8. Learning by Designing: A Case of Heuristic Theory Development in Science Teaching; F. Jansen, P. Voogt. 9. Using Historical Case Studies in Biology to Explore the Nature of Science: A Professional Development Program for High School Teachers; K.R. Dawkins, A.A. Glatthorn. 10. A History of Science Approach to the Nature of Science: Learning Science by Rediscovering It; N. Kipnis. 11. Integrating the Nature of Science with Student Teaching: Rationales and Strategies; M.P. Clough. III: Communicating the Nature of Science Courses and Course Elements. 12. A Thematic Introduction to the Nature of Science for Science Educators; W.F. McComas. 13. The Nature of Science: Achieving Science Literacy by Doing Science; J.O. Matson, S. Parsons. 14. Elementary Science Methods: Developing and Measuring Student Views about the Nature of Science; Y. Meichtry. 15. Nature of Science: Implications for Education: An Undergraduate Course for Prospective Teachers; K. Sullenger, S. Turner. 16. The Use of Real and Imaginary Cases in Communicating the Nature of Science: A Course Outline; D. Boersema. 17. Teaching the Nature of Science as an Element of Science, Technology and Society; B. Spector, et al. 18. Of Starting Points and Destinations: Teacher Education and the Nature of Science; M.L. Bentley, S.C. Fleury. 19. A Programme for Developing Understanding of the Nature of Science in Science Teacher Education; M. Nott, J. Wellington. 20. The Nature of Science as a Foundation for Teaching Science: Evolution as a Case Study; C.E. Nelson, et al. IV: Assessing Nature of Science Understanding. 21. Assessing Understanding of the Nature of Science: A Historical Perspective; N. Lederman, et al. Notes on Contributors. Index.

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