Science Education in International Contexts

Editors: Cheng, May M. H., So, Winnie W. M. (Eds.)

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This book presents an international perspective on examining and putting into practice new innovations in science education. The chapters are organized into three parts, each of which addresses a key area in science education research. Part I of this book (Students’ conceptual understanding of science) addresses issues related to the identification of students’ science concepts, and the influence of everyday understandings on the construction of science concepts. Part II (Making science concepts plausible for students) addresses the pedagogical concerns of teachers in making science ideas plausible and logical for their students. Part III (Science teacher learning) reports on science teacher learning in Australia and Hong Kong. The focus is on the interaction between research and implementation, or how theory can be realized in classroom practice, with contributions from both non-Western and non-English-speaking contexts and Western and English speaking countries. Taken together, the papers have a common focus on the relationship or integration of theory and practice in science education. They demonstrate a concern to address education reform directions, putting into practice recommendations from science education research, and improving the quality of science education. The contributors of this book come from seven different areas around the world. These contributions have been essential in making the discussions in this book multi-perspective and relevant to an international audience, thus allowing it to emerge to join the international discourse on improving science education. The studies reported in this book provide insights for future research addressing science education reform directions, students’ learning needs and different classroom contexts. The discussions and the findings reported are relevant to science educators, teachers, student teachers, graduate students in education, curriculum developers and those responsible for education policy.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Student Energy Conceptions

    Chokchai Yuenyong, Alister Jones, Sunan Sung-Ong

    Pages 3-16

  • What is the Thing We Call Heat? A Study on Diverse Representations of the Basic Thermal Concepts in and for School Science

    Shu-chiu Liu

    Pages 17-28

  • The Infusion of Strategies for Generating High Level Thinking into the Junior Secondary Science Curriculum

    May M. H. Cheng, Winnie W. M. SO

    Pages 45-61

  • Enhancing Students’ Understanding of the Nature of Science and the Interconnection Between Science, Technology and Society Through Innovative Teaching and Learning Activities

    Alice S. L. Wong, Benny H. W. Yung, Jeffrey R. Day, Maurice M. W. Cheng, Eric Y. H. Yam, Se-yuen Mak

    Pages 83-99

  • Improving Female Students’ Physics Learning in High School

    Ning Ding, Yarong Xu

    Pages 123-128

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Science Education in International Contexts
Editors
  • May M. H. Cheng
  • Winnie W. M. So
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6091-427-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6091-427-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 178
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