Innovations in Science Education and Technology

Portable Technologies

Science Learning in Context

Editors: Tinker, Robert, Krajcik, Joseph (Eds.)

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Education has traditionally studied the world by bringing it into the classroom. This can result in situated learning that appears to students to have no relevance outside the classroom. Students acquire inert, decontextualized knowledge that they cannot apply to real problems. The obvious solution to this shortcoming is to reverse the situation and bring the classroom to the phenomena: to learn in a rich, real-world context. The problem with the real world is that it is complex and filled with interactions that are hard to sort out. The editors and authors believe that the right tools might help students with this sorting process and result in learning in rich contexts. This book is an account of a series of experiments designed to explore the validity of this insight.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Tinker, Robert F.

    Pages 1-6

  • Supporting Science Learning in Context: Project-Based Learning

    Krajcik, Joseph S.

    Pages 7-28

  • Incorporating Portable Technology to Enhance an Inquiry, Project-Based Middle School Science Classroom

    Novak, Ann M. (et al.)

    Pages 29-62

  • Case Study at Mount Baker High School

    Tucker, David

    Pages 63-86

  • Curriculum Design Principles for Using Probeware in a Project-Based Learning Setting: Learning Science in Context

    Staudt, Carolyn

    Pages 87-102

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $79.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-306-46643-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Portable Technologies
Book Subtitle
Science Learning in Context
Editors
  • Robert Tinker
  • Joseph Krajcik
Series Title
Innovations in Science Education and Technology
Series Volume
13
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-0638-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-0638-5
Softcover ISBN
978-0-306-46643-4
Series ISSN
1873-1058
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
198
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations
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