Valuing Assessment in Science Education: Pedagogy, Curriculum, Policy

Editors: Corrigan, Deborah, Gunstone, Richard, Jones, Alister (Eds.)

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  • Takes a broad perspective on a timely and much debated issue in education
  • First volume to explore culturally responsive ways of assessment
  • Concise overview of assessment in Science Education
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Assessment is a fundamental issue in research in science education, in curriculum development and implementation in science education as well as in science teaching and learning.
This book takes a broad and deep view of research involving assessment in science education, across contexts and cultures (from whole countries to individual classrooms) and across forms and purposes (from assessment in the service of student learning to policy implications of system wide assessment). It examines the relationships between assessment, measurement and evaluation; explores assessment philosophies and practices in relation to curriculum and scientific literacy/learning; and details the relationships between assessment and science education policy.
The third in a series, Valuing Assessment in Science Education has chapters from a range of international scholars from across the globe and staff from Monash University, King’s College London and University of Waikato. The two previous books in the series examined research relevant to the re-emergence of values in science education and teaching across the spectrum of science education as well as across cultural contexts through the professional knowledge of science teaching. This third book now moves to examine different aspects of generating understanding about what science is learnt, how it is learnt, and how it is valued.
Valuing Assessment in Science Education will appeal to all those with some engagement with and/or use of research in science education, including research students, academics, curriculum development agencies, assessment authorities, and policy makers. It will also be of interest to all classroom science teachers who seek to keep abreast of the latest research and development and thinking in their area of professional concern.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Valuing Assessment in Science Education: An Introductory Framework

    Pages 1-9

    Corrigan, Deborah (et al.)

  • International Assessments of Science Learning: Their Positive and Negative Contributions to Science Education

    Pages 11-31

    Fensham, Peter J.

  • International, National and Classroom Assessment: Potent Factors in Shaping What Counts in School Science

    Pages 33-53

    Jones, Alister (et al.)

  • Improving Science Education: Why Assessment Matters

    Pages 55-68

    Millar, Robin

  • Towards an Authentically Assessed Science Curriculum

    Pages 69-100

    Fensham, Peter J. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Valuing Assessment in Science Education: Pedagogy, Curriculum, Policy
Editors
  • Deborah Corrigan
  • Richard Gunstone
  • Alister Jones
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6668-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6668-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6667-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8228-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 376
Number of Illustrations
34 b/w illustrations
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