Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education

Socio-scientific Issues in the Classroom

Teaching, Learning and Research

Editors: Sadler, Troy D. (Ed.)

  • Advances understandings of how to promote scientific literacy
  • Provides new insights for teaching science in the context of socio-scientific issues (SSI)
  • Presents the field's most inclusive collection of classroom-based SSI research projects Presents a new empirically based framework for SSI based education Features leading authors from eight countries across four continents
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About this book

Socio-scientific issues (SSI) are open-ended, multifaceted social issues with conceptual links to science. They are challenging to negotiate and resolve, and they create ideal contexts for bridging school science and the lived experience of students. This book presents the latest findings from the innovative practice and systematic investigation of science education in the context of socio-scientific issues.

Socio-scientific Issues in the Classroom: Teaching, Learning and Research focuses on how SSI can be productively incorporated into science classrooms and what SSI-based education can accomplish regarding student learning, practices and interest. It covers numerous topics that address key themes for contemporary science education including scientific literacy, goals for science teaching and learning, situated learning as a theoretical perspective for science education, and science for citizenship. It presents a wide range of classroom-based research projects that offer new insights for SSI-based education. Authored by leading researchers from eight countries across four continents, this book is an important compendium of syntheses and insights for researchers, teachers and curriculum designers eager to advance the SSI agenda.

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From the reviews:

“Sadler’s volume is clearly primarily an ‘academic’ book: it is theoretical, and scholarly. … valuable to teachers who are interested in developing teaching approaches and material for teaching socio-scientific issues. … Researchers and graduate students will certainly find much of interest here … . The book certainly makes a substantial contribution in seeking to develop our understanding of the challenges and affordances of this focus of science teaching.” (Keith S. Taber, Teacher Development, February, 2014)

“The present book is a collection of chapters, written by different authors, coordinated by T.D. Sadler. … This book is a must for researchers in education who are interested in teaching SSIs, but it should also be read by those studying the teaching of stabilized knowledge in science. The issues raised are significantly rich. The form chosen is original and stimulating. I strongly recommend it.” (Laurence Simonneaux, Science & Education, May, 2012)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Situating Socio-scientific Issues in Classrooms as a Means of Achieving Goals of Science Education

    Sadler, Troy D.

    Pages 1-9

  • Enhancing the Authenticity of a Web-Based Module for Teaching Simple Inheritance

    Tal, Tali (et al.)

    Pages 11-38

  • Metalogue: Using Issues and Participatory Experiences to Enhance Student Learning and Interest

    Wong, Siu Ling (et al.)

    Pages 39-43

  • Learning Science Content and Socio-scientific Reasoning Through Classroom Explorations of Global Climate Change

    Sadler, Troy D. (et al.)

    Pages 45-77

  • Metalogue: Issues in the Conceptualization of Research Constructs and Design for SSI Related Work

    Sadler, Troy D. (et al.)

    Pages 79-87

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-1158-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3608-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Socio-scientific Issues in the Classroom
Book Subtitle
Teaching, Learning and Research
Editors
  • Troy D. Sadler
Series Title
Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education
Series Volume
39
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1159-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1159-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1158-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3608-5
Series ISSN
1878-0482
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 376
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