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Innovation and Change in Professional Education

Successful Science and Engineering Teaching

Theoretical and Learning Perspectives

Authors: Kalman, Calvin S.

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  • Shows how students can resolve cognitive dissonance to transcend their misconceptions
  • Shows how a student can use Reflective Writing to begin to analyze material in the manner of the modern theory of hermeneutics
  • Offers ways of getting students to view science in terms of a coherent scientific framework and how we can get students to change the way they learn science
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This second edition goes beyond the question of whether or not a pedagogical technique is effective, towards more of a focus on answering the question of why a particular technique or class of techniques is effective. In particular it is shown that students’ epistemological beliefs could become more expert-like with a combination of appropriate instructional activities. The debate in the science education community between those who believe that students come in to the classroom with a theory about the subject which is different from that described by the teacher and their textbooks and those who feel that students’ knowledge consists of isolated structures is elaborated especially in the light of the work by M.J. Lattery. Discussion of the stages in epistemic development in students beginning with the Perry model and continuing through later developments is now included. In this edition there is a discussion of how an instructor can enable the student to resolve cognitive dissonance in the difficulties students have in transcending their misconceptions. The second edition includes research comparing Peer Instruction with the Conceptual Conflict Collaborative Group Activity that had been described in the first edition. Much better instructions are available for students on how to use Reflective Writing including a rubric that simplifies the marking of Reflective Writing.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 3-11

    Kalman, Calvin S.

  • Intellectual Development and Psychological Types

    Pages 13-22

    Kalman, Calvin S.

  • Students Alternative Scientific Conceptions

    Pages 23-46

    Kalman, Calvin S.

  • Writing to Learn: Reflective Writing

    Pages 47-67

    Kalman, Calvin S.

  • What Is the Students’ Worldview?

    Pages 69-87

    Kalman, Calvin S.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Successful Science and Engineering Teaching
Book Subtitle
Theoretical and Learning Perspectives
Authors
Series Title
Innovation and Change in Professional Education
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66140-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66140-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66139-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88186-7
Series ISSN
1572-1957
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIX, 271
Number of Illustrations
51 b/w illustrations
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