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The Content of Science: A Constructive Approach to Its Teaching and Learning

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A group of science educators with experience of being involoved in curriculum development, and in conducting extensive research on many aspects of teaching and learning science, have combined their findings in this volume.; Each author has conducted research into his or her own area of science education and presents the implications of this research for a specific area of science teaching. The experiences of members of the Monash Children's Science Group; specifically three primary teachers and one biology ...

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Overview

A group of science educators with experience of being involoved in curriculum development, and in conducting extensive research on many aspects of teaching and learning science, have combined their findings in this volume.; Each author has conducted research into his or her own area of science education and presents the implications of this research for a specific area of science teaching. The experiences of members of the Monash Children's Science Group; specifically three primary teachers and one biology teacher, have also been included so as to present the voices of teachers for whom writing a personal account of their teaching is often an unappealing task.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780750702201
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/28/1994
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Preface
1 Introduction 1
Pt. I Science Content and Constructivist Views of Learning and Teaching 1
Pt. II Constructivism: Some History 9
2 Beginning to Teach Chemistry 14
3 Generative Science Teaching 29
4 Constructivism, Re-constructivism and Task-orientated Problem-solving 39
5 Structures, Force and Stability. Design a Playground Year 6 59
6 Pupil's Understanding Magnetism in a Practical Assessment Context: The Relationship Between Content, Process and Progression 80
Preamble to Chapters 7, 8 and 9: Approaches to Teaching Primary School Science 98
7 Primary Science in an Integrated Curriculum 100
8 Digging into Science - A Unit Developed for a Year 5 Class 112
9 Year 3: Research into Science 121
10 The Importance of Specific Science Content in the Enhancement of Metacognition 131
11 The Constructivist Paradigm and Some Implications for Science Content and Pedagogy 147
12 Making High-tech Micrographs Meaningful to the Biology Student 161
13 Year 9 Bodies 177
14 Learning and Teaching Energy 185
15 Working from Children's Ideas: Planning and Teaching a Chemistry Topic from a Constructivist Perspective 201
16 States of Matter - Pedagogical Sequence and Teaching Strategies Based on Cognitive Research 221
17 Pedagogical Outcomes of Research in Science Education: Examples in Mechanics and Thermodynamics 237
18 Dimensions of Content 255
Postscript 263
Notes on Contributors 265
Author Index 270
Subject Index 274
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