Teaching and Learning of Energy in K – 12 Education

Editors: Chen, R.F., Eisenkraft, A., Fortus, D., Krajcik, J., Neumann, K., Nordine, J.C., Scheff, A. (Eds.)

  • First volume to discuss teaching energy as a cross-cutting concept across all science disciplines
  • Describes new techniques of how to teach energy as an interdisciplinary topic
  • Includes perspectives of science educators, scientists and science teachers
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About this book

This volume presents current thoughts, research, and findings that were presented at a summit focusing on energy as a cross-cutting concept in education, involving scientists, science education researchers and science educators from across the world. The chapters cover four key questions: what should students know about energy, what can we learn from research on teaching and learning about energy, what are the challenges we are currently facing in teaching students this knowledge, and what needs be done to meet these challenges in the future?
Energy is one of the most important ideas in all of science and it is useful for predicting and explaining phenomena within every scientific discipline. The challenge for teachers is to respond to recent policies requiring them to teach not only about energy as a disciplinary idea but also about energy as an analytical framework that cuts across disciplines. Teaching energy as a crosscutting concept can equip a new generation of scientists and engineers to think about the latest cross-disciplinary problems, and it requires a new approach to the idea of energy.
This book examines the latest challenges of K-12 teaching about energy, including how a comprehensive understanding of energy can be developed. The authors present innovative strategies for learning and teaching about energy, revealing overlapping and diverging views from scientists and science educators. The reader will discover investigations into the learning progression of energy, how understanding of energy can be examined, and proposals for future directions for work in this arena.
Science teachers and educators, science education researchers and scientists themselves will all find the discussions and research presented in this book engaging and informative.

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“This collective work makes a significant contribution to further enrichment of the already massive bibliography concerning the issue of energy teaching and the systematic investigation of the epistemological, learning and teaching dimensions. In the final chapter of the book, the editors recommend future research directions, many of which have already been launched since decades. I would like to wish the readers of the book to have a pleasant reading … .” (Dimitris Koliopoulos, Science and Education, Vol. 25, 2016)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction: Why Focus on Energy Instruction?

    Eisenkraft, Arthur (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • A Physicist’s Musings on Teaching About Energy

    Quinn, Helen R.

    Pages 15-36

  • A Space Physicist’s Perspective on Energy Transformations and Some Implications for Teaching About Energy Conservation at All Levels

    Lopez, Ramon E.

    Pages 37-46

  • Conservation of Energy: An Analytical Tool for Student Accounts of Carbon-Transforming Processes

    Dauer, Jenny M. (et al.)

    Pages 47-61

  • Teaching and Learning the Physics Energy Concept

    Duit, Reinders

    Pages 67-85

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05016-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 20, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34803-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching and Learning of Energy in K – 12 Education
Editors
  • Robert F Chen
  • Arthur Eisenkraft
  • David Fortus
  • Josep Krajcik
  • Knut Neumann
  • Jeffrey C. Nordine
  • Allison Scheff
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05017-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05017-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05016-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34803-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 379
Number of Illustrations and Tables
19 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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