Quality Teaching in Primary Science Education

Cross-cultural Perspectives

Editors: Hackling, Mark, Ramseger, Jörg, Chen, Hsiao-Lan Sharon (Eds.)

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  • Provides new insights into the characteristics of quality primary science teaching through the analysis of video
  • Showcases a model for conducting classroom research across cultural contexts
  • Gives important evidence-based implications for enhancing primary science teaching, and pre- and in-service teacher education
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​This edited volume explores how primary school teachers create rich opportunities for science learning, higher order thinking and reasoning, and how the teaching of science in Australia, Germany and Taiwan is culturally framed. It draws from the international and cross-cultural science education study EQUALPRIME: Exploring quality primary education in different cultures: A cross-national study of teaching and learning in primary science classrooms. Video cases of Year 4 science teaching were gathered by research teams based at Edith Cowan University, Deakin University, the Freie Universität Berlin, the National Taiwan Normal University and the National Taipei University of Education. Meetings of these research teams over a five year period at which data were shared, analysed and interpreted have revealed significant new insights into the social and cultural framing of primary science teaching, the complexities of conducting cross-cultural video-based research studies, and the strategies and semiotic resources employed by teachers to engage students in reasoning and meaning making. The book’s purpose is to disseminate the new insights into quality science teaching and how it is framed in different cultures; methodological advancements in the field of video-based classroom research in cross-cultural settings; and, implications for practice, teacher education and research.


“The chapters (of this book) address issues of contemporary relevance and theoretical significance: embodiment, discursive moves, the social unit of learning and instruction, inquiry, and reasoning through representations. Through all of these, the EQUALPRIME team manages to connect the multiple cultural perspectives that characterise this research study. The ‘meta-reflection’ chapters offer a different form of connection, linking cultural and theoretical perspectives on reasoning, quality teaching and video-based research methodologies. The final two chapters offer connective links to implications for practice in teacher education and in cross-cultural comparative research into teaching and learning. These multiple and extensive connections constitute one of the books most significant accomplishments.

The EQUALPRIME project, as reported in this book, provides an important empirical base that must be considered by any system seeking to promote sophisticated science learning and instructional practices in primary school classrooms. By exploring the classroom realisation of aspirational science pedagogies, the EQUALPRIME project also speaks to those involved in teacher education and to teachers. I commend this book to the reader. It offers important insights, together with a model of effective, collegial, collaborative inter-cultural research. It will help us to move forward in important ways”.

Professor David Clarke, Melbourne University

About the authors

Dr Mark W Hackling is Emeritus Professor in the School of Education at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia.Dr Jörg Ramseger is Professor of Primary Education and Head of the Center for Research in Primary Education (Arbeitsstelle Bildungsforschung Primarstufe) at the Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
Dr Hsiao-Lan Sharon Chen is Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in the Department of Education at the National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • An Overview of the EQUALPRIME Project, Its History and Research Design

    Ramseger, Jörg (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

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  • Social and Cultural Factors Framing the Teaching and Learning of Primary Science in Australia, Germany and Taiwan

    Hackling, Mark W. (et al.)

    Pages 19-47

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  • Physical Learning Environments for Science Education: An Ethnographic Field Study of Primary Classrooms in Australia, Germany and Taiwan

    Hubber, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 51-77

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  • Variation in Whole Class, Small Group and Individual Student Work Within and Across Cultures

    Hackling, Mark W. (et al.)

    Pages 79-91

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  • Inquiry Teaching and Learning: Forms, Approaches, and Embedded Views Within and Across Cultures

    Chen, Hsiao-Lan Sharon (et al.)

    Pages 93-122

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eBook 101,14 €
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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Softcover 124,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quality Teaching in Primary Science Education
Book Subtitle
Cross-cultural Perspectives
Editors
  • Mark Hackling
  • Jörg Ramseger
  • Hsiao-Lan Sharon Chen
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44383-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44383-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-44381-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83044-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 327
Number of Illustrations
87 b/w illustrations
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