Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education

Teaching and Learning in the Science Laboratory

Editors: Psillos, Dimitris, Niedderer, H. (Eds.)

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Scope of the book There is an on-going debate regarding the role of labwork in science education, which dates back several decades and which illustrates the conviction and interest of teachers, researchers and policy-makers world-wide in the value of laboratory work for understanding science. This is evident in more recent books and studies regarding the laboratory, which mainly refer to countries with a considerable tradition in practical work in science education (Woolnough & Alsop 1985, Hodson 1993, Hegarthy-Hazel 1990, Wellington 2000). Yet in discussing research studies on labwork, several authors express their concern about its effectiveness in facilitating students' understanding of various aspects of scientific inquiry. They point out a comprehensive re-conceptualisation of the aims of labwork and, as a consequence, of investigating what the students actually learn in different contexts (Lazarowitz & Tamir 1994, Tobin & Tippins 1993, Lunetta 1998). It has also been argued that the relationship between instructional activities and student learning in labwork needs more attention than it has been given in science education research (Leach & Paulsen 1999). It appears that the case for research-based labwork emerges in several quarters in science education, particularly among researchers. This book presents and discusses a variety of laboratory practices and their effectiveness. The studies take into account recent theoretical developments and empirical results concerning students' understanding of scientific inquiry. A whole chapter is devoted to technological advances offering new learning opportunities for the students and teaching facilities for the teacher.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching and Learning in the Science Laboratory
Editors
  • Dimitris Psillos
  • H. Niedderer
Series Title
Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-48196-3
DOI
10.1007/0-306-48196-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1018-7
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6171-3
Series ISSN
1878-0482
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 270
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