Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education

Metaphor and Analogy in Science Education

Editors: Aubusson, Peter J., Harrison, Allan G., Ritchie, Stephen (Eds.)

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This book brings together powerful ideas and new developments from internationally recognised scholars and classroom practitioners to provide theoretical and practical knowledge to inform progress in science education. This is achieved through a series of related chapters reporting research on analogy and metaphor in science education. Throughout the book, contributors not only highlight successful applications of analogies and metaphors, but also foreshadow exciting developments for research and practice. Themes include metaphor and analogy: best practice, as reasoning; for learning; applications in teacher development; in science education research; philosophical and theoretical foundations. Accordingly, the book is likely to appeal to a wide audience of science educators –classroom practitioners, student teachers, teacher educators and researchers.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Metaphor and Analogy

    Aubusson, Peter J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Teaching and Learning with Analogies

    Harrison, Allan G. (et al.)

    Pages 11-24

  • Complementary Epistemologies of Science Teaching

    Willison, John William (et al.)

    Pages 25-36

  • Post-Festum and Heuristic Analogies

    Wilbers, Jens (et al.)

    Pages 37-49

  • The Affective Dimension of Analogy

    Harrison, Allan G.

    Pages 51-63

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Hardcover $169.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Metaphor and Analogy in Science Education
Editors
  • Peter J. Aubusson
  • Allan G. Harrison
  • Stephen Ritchie
Series Title
Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education
Series Volume
30
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3830-3
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3830-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3829-7
Series ISSN
1878-0482
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 210
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