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Contributions from Science Education Research

Professional Development for Inquiry-Based Science Teaching and Learning

Editors: Tsivitanidou, O.E., Gray, P., Rybska, E., Louca, L., Constantinou, C.P. (Eds.)

  • Proposes alternative teaching methods for triggering students’ motivation towards scienceOffers a variety of ideas on IBSE which are also linked to other theoretical frameworks
  • Shows ways to adopt the IBST/L educational policy objective in diverse educational systems 
  • Includes case studies that present a broad range of local educational approaches
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​This book examines the implementation of inquiry-based approaches in science teaching and learning. It explores the ways that those approaches could be promoted across various contexts in Europe through initial teacher preparation, induction programmes and professional development activities. It illustrates connections between scientific knowledge deriving from the science education research community, teaching practices deriving from the science teachers’ community, and educational innovation.  
Inquiry-Based Science Teaching and Learning (IBST/L) has been promoted as a policy response to pressing educational challenges, including disengagement from science learning and the need for citizens to be in a position to evaluate evidence on pressing socio-scientific issues. Effective IBST/L requires well-prepared and skilful teachers, who can act as facilitators of student learning and who are able to adapt inquiry-based activity sequences to their everyday teaching practice. Teachers also need to engage creatively with the process of nurturing student abilities and to acquire new assessment competences. The task of preparing teachers for IBST/L is a challenging one. This book is a resource for the implementation of inquiry-oriented approaches in science education and illustrates ways of promoting IBST/L through initial teacher preparation, induction and professional development programmes.

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • What Is Inquiry-Based Science Teaching and Learning?

    Constantinou, Costas P. (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

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  • Science Inquiry as Part of Technological Design: A Case of School-Based Development in Norway

    Bungum, Berit

    Pages 27-41

  • Promoting IBSE Using Living Organisms: Studying Snails in the Secondary Science Classroom

    Rybska, Eliza

    Pages 43-63

  • Drama As a Learning Medium in Science Education

    Peleg, Ran (et al.)

    Pages 65-83

  • Using Motivational Theory to Enrich IBSE Teaching Practices

    Andersen, Hanne Møller (et al.)

    Pages 87-103

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eBook 91,62 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-91406-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-91405-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Professional Development for Inquiry-Based Science Teaching and Learning
Editors
  • Olia E. Tsivitanidou
  • Peter Gray
  • Eliza Rybska
  • Loucas Louca
  • Costas P. Constantinou
Series Title
Contributions from Science Education Research
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91406-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91406-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91405-3
Series ISSN
2213-3623
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 284
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations
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