Issues and Challenges in Science Education Research

Moving Forward

Editors: Tan, Kim Chwee Daniel, Kim, Mijung (Eds.)

  • Combines different research perspectives from Asia, Europe, Australia and the USA
  • Highlights thought-provoking chapters by top researchers in science education
  • Includes examples of innovative ways of teaching science in schools
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About this book

In contemporary society, science constitutes a significant part of human life in that it impacts on how people experience and understand the world and themselves. The rapid advances in science and technology, newly established societal and cultural norms and values, and changes in the climate and environment, as well as, the depletion of natural resources all greatly impact the lives of children and youths, and hence their ways of learning, viewing the world, experiencing phenomena around them and interacting with others. These changes challenge science educators to rethink the epistemology and pedagogy in science classrooms today as the practice of science education needs to be proactive and relevant to students and prepare them for life in the present and in the future. Featuring contributions from highly experienced and celebrated science educators, as well as research perspectives from Europe, the USA, Asia and Australia, this book addresses theoretical and practical examples in science education that, on the one hand, plays a key role in our understanding of the world, and yet, paradoxically, now acknowledges a growing number of uncertainties of knowledge about the world. The material is in four sections that cover the learning and teaching of science from science literacy to multiple representations; science teacher education; the use of innovations and new technologies in science teaching and learning; and science learning in informal settings including outdoor environmental learning activities.  Acknowledging the issues and challenges in science education, this book hopes to generate collaborative discussions among scholars, researchers, and educators to develop critical and creative ways of science teaching to improve and enrich the lives of our children and youths.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Issues and Challenges in Science Education Research

    Tan, Kim Chwee Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Science Literacy for All: More than a Slogan, Logo, or Rally Flag!

    Yore, Larry D.

    Pages 5-23

  • Moving the Essence of Inquiry into the Classroom: Engaging Teachers and Students in Authentic Science

    Crawford, Barbara A.

    Pages 25-42

  • Conceptual Change: Still a Powerful Framework for Improving the Practice of Science Instruction

    Duit, Reinders H. (et al.)

    Pages 43-54

  • Multimodality in Problem Solving

    Chue, Shien (et al.)

    Pages 55-71

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3980-2
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3979-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8192-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Issues and Challenges in Science Education Research
Book Subtitle
Moving Forward
Editors
  • Kim Chwee Daniel Tan
  • Mijung Kim
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-3980-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-3980-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-3979-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8192-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 352
Topics