Bringing Communities Together

Connecting Learners with Scientists or Technologists

Editors: France, Bev, Compton, Vicki (Eds.)

  • Written by experts, Gives a modern approach, Comprehensive in Scope

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Over recent years connective partnerships between educational communities and sectors outside of education have become increasingly popular. One significant reason behind this popularity has the expansion of information and communication technologies which have increased access and provided mechanisms for ongoing connections to be made between differing worlds. But… successful connections that cross cultural boundaries are not easy to establish and even harder to maintain in ways that are mutually beneficial. This book focuses on science and technology connective ventures and the complexity inherent in bringing such worlds together. . The authors have been ‘in the business’ of developing such connections and this book brings them together to describe how and why making connections can support the science/technology education sector, the technology/science communities, and the wider sociocultural life we all inhabit. A range of illustrative examples of connections-in-action provide an empirical basis from which to explore and gain insight into the issues for and potential of such connective ventures, alongside a rich mix of critical commentary, arguments, cautions and challenges. Five key principles have been distilled from the collective experience and wisdom of the authors, serving to capture that which underpins effective and efficient connective initiatives. Each principle is accompanied by a set of questions that reflect the issues raised and successes illustrated throughout the book. It is hoped these principles and questions will serve to guide people interested in developing, funding and/or participating in future connective initiatives in the fields of science and technology.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Bringing Communities Together

    France, Bev (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Connections to Support Learning About Science

    Hodson, Derek

    Pages 15-42

  • International Curricula Requirements For Making Connections in Science and Technology Education

    Vries, Marc J. de

    Pages 43-59

  • A Classroom Without Walls

    Rodrigues, Susan

    Pages 61-72

  • Working With Technologists on Technology Curriculum Development and Implementation

    Compton, Vicki (et al.)

    Pages 73-88

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-94-6091-791-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bringing Communities Together
Book Subtitle
Connecting Learners with Scientists or Technologists
Editors
  • Bev France
  • Vicki Compton
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6091-791-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6091-791-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 237
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