Science Education: A Global Perspective

Science Education: A Global Perspective

by Ben Akpan (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319812649
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 06/13/2018
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 357
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr Ben Akpan

Executive Director, Science Teachers Association of Nigeria

President, International Council of Associations for Science Education (January 2011- March, 2014)

Table of Contents

Preface.- Chapter 1: Introduction, Ben Akpan.- SECTION ONE: Nature of Science View.- Chapter 2: Exploring nature of science and argumentation in science education, Christine V. McDonald.- Chapter 3: The Relationship between Science and Religion – a contentious and complex issue facing science education, Keith S Taber.- Chapter 4: Representing evolution in science education: The challenge of teaching about natural Selection, Keith S Taber.- Chapter 5: History and philosophy of acidity – engaging with learners by a different route, John Oversby.- SECTION TWO: Science and National Development.- Chapter 6: Science Education for National Development: Indian Perspective, Sudhakar C. Agarkar.- Chapter 7: Improving Basic Science and Mathematics Education in South East Asia – the Role of SEAMEO RECSAM, Devadason Robert Peter.- Chapter 8: Science and Technology Education Initiatives in Nigeria: The Case of STEP-B, Michael U. Adikwu, Mercy O. Agunbiade and John M. U. Abah.- Chapter 9: Harnessing Endogenous Research and Innovation in Nigeria for National Transformation, Paul A. Eniayeju.- SECTION THREE: Curriculum and Pedagogical Considerations in Science Education.- Chapter 10: Motivational Science Teaching using a Context-based Approach, Jack Holbrook and Miia Rannikmae.- Chapter 11: In The New Zealand Curriculum is it science education or education through science? One educator’s argument, Steven S. Sexton.- Chapter 12: Towards a socially responsible science education, Gilbert Onwu .- Chapter 13: Curriculum conception, implementation and evaluation: An experience, Cecília Galvão, Cláudia Faria, Sofia Freire, and Mónica Baptista.- Chapter 14: Indigenous Knowledge and Teacher Professional Development in a West Brazil Context, Christiane Gioppo, Michelle Bocchi Gonçalves, and Cristiane Vertelino Marques.- SECTION FOUR: Development and Future Studies in Science Education.- Chapter 15: International Perspectives and Recommendations on Equity and Gender: Development Studies in Science Education, Teresa J. Kennedy and Cheryl Sundberg.- Chapter 16: The Promise of Science Education Research, Lindsey N Conner.- Chapter 17: Science Education in a Future World, Ben Akpan.- Index.

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