The Professional Knowledge Base of Science Teaching

Editors: Corrigan, Deborah, Dillon, Justin, Gunstone, Richard (Eds.)

  • Supports the importance of knowledge bases for successful teaching of science
  • Explores what expert classroom knowledge and practices may look like if values once again become central
  • Represents a range of perspectives on this centrally important issue by an international group of well-known researchers
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Over the past twenty years, much has been written about the knowledge bases thought necessary to teach science. Shulman has outlined seven knowledge domains needed for teaching, and others, such as Tamir, have proposed somewhat similar domains of knowledge, specifically for science teachers. Aspects of this knowledge have changed because of shifts in curriculum thinking, and the current trends in science education have seen a sharp increase in the significance of the knowledge bases. The development of a standards-based approach to the quality of science teaching has become common in the Western world, and phrases such as “evidence-based practice” have been tossed around in the attempt to “measure” such quality. The Professional Knowledge Base of Science Teaching explores the knowledge bases considered necessary for science teaching. It brings together a number of researchers who have worked with science teachers, and they address what constitutes evidence of high quality science teaching, on what basis such evidence can be judged, and how such evidence reflects the knowledge basis of the modern day professional science teacher. This is the second book produced from the Monash University- King’s College London International Centre for the Study of Science and Mathematics Curriculum. The first book presented a big picture of what science education might be like if values once again become central while this book explores what classroom practices may look like based on such a big picture.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Approaches to Considering the Professional Knowledge Base of Science Teachers SCIENCE TEACHERS

    Corrigan, Deborah (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Blurring the Boundary Between the Classroom and the Community: Challenges for Teachers’ Professional Knowledge

    Rennie, Léonie J.

    Pages 13-29

  • Didaktik Didaktik —An Appropriate Framework for the Professional Work of Science Teachers SCIENCE TEACHERS ?

    Fischler, Helmut

    Pages 31-50

  • Moving Beyond Deconstruction and Reconstruction: Teacher Knowledge-as-Action

    Jones, Alister (et al.)

    Pages 51-63

  • Making a Case for Improving Practice: What Can Be Learned About High-Quality Science Teaching from Teacher-Produced Cases?

    Loughran, John (et al.)

    Pages 65-81

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8297-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Professional Knowledge Base of Science Teaching
Editors
  • Deborah Corrigan
  • Justin Dillon
  • Richard Gunstone
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3927-9
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3927-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3926-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8297-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 326
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