ISBN-10:
0792361687
ISBN-13:
9780792361688
Pub. Date:
01/31/2000
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
The Nature of Science in Science Education: Rationales and Strategies / Edition 1

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

by W.F. McComas
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ISBN-13: 9780792361688
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 01/31/2000
Series: Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education , #5
Edition description: 1998
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.03(d)

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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