Research in science education in Europe

Research in science education in Europe

by Geoff Welford
     
 

ISBN-10: 0750705477

ISBN-13: 9780750705479

Pub. Date: 07/01/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

A range of topical issues and concerns at the forefront of research in science education in Europe are examined in this text. The contributors are science educators and researchers from throughout Europe.  See more details below

Overview

A range of topical issues and concerns at the forefront of research in science education in Europe are examined in this text. The contributors are science educators and researchers from throughout Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750705479
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/1996
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Editorial1
1Developing New Teaching Sequences in Science: The Example of 'Gases and Their Properties"7
2Exploring the Use of Analogy in the Teaching of Heat, Temperature and Thermal Equilibrium22
3Developing Scientific Concepts in the Primary Classroom: Teaching about Electric Circuits36
4Teaching Electricity by Help of a Water Analogy (How to Cope with the Need for Conceptual Change)50
5Students' Computer-based Problem-solving in Electricity: Strategies and Collaborative Talk64
6Group Concept Mapping, Language and Children's Learning in Primary Science74
7Using a Picture Language to Teach about Processes of Change85
8Construction of Prototypical Situations in Teaching the Concept of Energy100
9Decision-making on Science-related Social Issues: The Case of Garbage in Physical Science - A Problem-posing Approach115
10Adolescent Decision-making, by Individuals and Groups, about Science-related Societal Issues126
11The Scientific Model as a Form of Speech143
12Modelling the Growth of Scientific Knowledge153
13Mental Modelling166
14Texts and Contexts: Framing Modelling in the Primary Science Classroom177
15Knowledge and Action: Students' Understanding of the Procedures of Scientific Enquiry191
16What Changes in Conceptual Change?: From Ideas to Theories200
17Development of Pupils' Ideas of the Particulate Nature of Matter: Long-term Research Project212
18Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering: Student Knowledge and Attitudes: Implications for Teaching Controversial Issues and the Public Understanding of Science229
19Progression in Pupils' Understanding of Combustion243
20Students' Conceptions of Quantum Physics254
21Students' Understanding of the Nature of Science269
22Probing Teachers' Views of the Nature of Science: How Should We Do It and Where Should We Be Looking?283
23Gender Effects in Science Classrooms297
24Geology: A Science, a Teacher, or a Course?: How Students Construct the Image of Geological Disciplines and That of Their Teachers312
25Social Interactions and Personal Meaning Making in Secondary Science Classrooms325
26Primary Teachers' Cosmologies: The Case of the 'Universe'337
27The Perceived Value of Classroom Research as an Element of an Initial Teacher Education Course for Science Teachers351
28A Comparison of Some Linguistic Variables in Fifteen Science Texts361
29Imagery of Information: Prerequisites and Consequences370
30Science Education Research in Europe and Scientific Culture: What Can Be Done?383
31First Experiences with European PhD Summer Schools on Research in Science Education394
32Science Education Research in Europe: Some Reflections for the Future Association399
List of Contributors405
Index409

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