Innovations in Science Education and Technology

Exploration and Meaning Making in the Learning of Science

Authors: Zubrowski, Bernard

  • Addresses issues that are infrequently considered in science education
  • Discusses the relationship between affect and cognition in learning science concepts
  • Gives special attention to the role of aesthetics in science education
  • Gives specific examples of how characteristics of aesthetics and play can be used to structure science curriculum and design
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This original and unorthodox book summarizes the author’s present thinking about curriculum design and direct work with students. The author draws upon his varied experiences to present a case for the importance of direct engagement with phenomena and materials. He argues that this practice is more than a matter of motivating students to become engaged in inquiry.

The first four chapters lay out different levels of a pedagogical approach and an overall theoretical orientation. The middle chapters focus on what might be called sensory knowledge. These are concerned with the role of different sensory engagement, movement as related to gestural representation and the role of empathy in exploration. The last four chapters are about the role of aesthetic, play, variable exploration and metaphor in their shaping of science education experiences.

Each chapter is introduced with a scenario or case study describing the behavior and talk of elementary or middle school students. The intention of these scenarios is to help the reader stay grounded while considering the more abstract development of research reports and broader philosophical issues.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Characteristics of a Genetic Approach to Curriculum Design

    Zubrowski, Bernard

    Pages 1-19

  • A Pedagogical Model For Guided Inquiry

    Zubrowski, Bernard

    Pages 21-48

  • A Grade 1–9 Curriculum Framework Composed of Archetypical Phenomena and Technological Artifacts

    Zubrowski, Bernard

    Pages 49-76

  • An Alternative Paradigm as a Basis for a Holistic Approach to Science Education

    Zubrowski, Bernard

    Pages 77-103

  • The Body Image and Feelings in Science Learning

    Zubrowski, Bernard

    Pages 105-126

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eBook $209.00
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $269.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $269.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3035-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exploration and Meaning Making in the Learning of Science
Authors
Series Title
Innovations in Science Education and Technology
Series Volume
18
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2496-1
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2496-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2495-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3035-9
Series ISSN
1873-1058
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 343
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