Global Developments in Literacy Research for Science Education

Editors: Tang, Kok-Sing, Danielsson, Kristina (Eds.)

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  • Reflects the growing research base on literacy research within science education 
  • Provides new ideas and perspectives on the integration of literacy to enhance science teaching and learning
  • Offers a diversity of approaches showcasing how researchers in different parts of the world address literacy-related issues in the science classrooms 
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This book highlights recent developments in literacy research in science teaching and learning  from countries such as Australia, Brazil, China, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, and the United States. It includes multiple topics and perspectives on the role of literacy in enhancing science teaching and learning, such as the struggles faced by students in science literacy learning, case studies and evaluations of classroom-based interventions, and the challenges encountered in the science classrooms. It offers a critical and comprehensive investigation on numerous emerging themes in the area of literacy and science education, including disciplinary literacy, scientific literacy, classroom discourse, multimodality, language and representations of science, and content and language integrated learning (CLIL). The diversity of views and research contexts in this volume presents a useful introductory handbook for academics, researchers, and graduate students working in this specialized niche area. With a wealth of instructional ideas and innovations, it is also highly relevant for teachers and teacher educators seeking to improve science teaching and learning through the use of literacy. 

About the authors

Kok-Sing Tang is a senior lecturer at the Science & Mathematics Education Centre, School of Education at Curtin University. He was formerly an assistant professor at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. He holds a BA and MSc in Physics from the University of Cambridge and a MA and PhD in Education from the University of Michigan. His research examines the disciplinary literacy of science, which comprises the specialised ways of using and thinking with the language and representations of science to learn and participate in the discipline. In particular, he examines how disciplinary literacy is a necessary process skill in order to learn the content of physics and chemistry, and designs scaffolding strategies to help students learn disciplinary literacy. Before joining academia, Kok-Sing was a high school physics teacher and worked at the Singapore Ministry of Education in various areas such as science curriculum design, technology integration, and science teacher professional development.

Kristina Danielsson is a professor at Department of Swedish, Linnaeus University, Sweden. She has a PhD in Scandinavian languages and was formerly professor in reading and writing development at Department of Language Education, Stockholm University. Her research deals with multimodal perspectives of disciplinary literacy, in particular in science. She has been part of a number of interdisciplinary research projects and developmental projects in elementary and secondary science classrooms. In these projects she has examined the literacy practices as well as the ways in which different semiotic resources are used to talk about science phenomena, and what consequences this might lead to regarding the opportunities given for students’ meaning-making in science. A recent developmental project deals with the possibilities of letting young learners explain science phenomena through their own creation of stop-motion films.  

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • The Expanding Development of Literacy Research in Science Education Around the World

    Pages 1-11

    Tang, Kok-Sing (et al.)

  • The Implementation of Scientific Literacy as Basic Skills in Norway After the School Reform of 2006

    Pages 15-28

    Knain, Erik (et al.)

  • But I’m Not an English Teacher!: Disciplinary Literacy in Australian Science Classrooms

    Pages 29-43

    Davison, Chris (et al.)

  • Meeting Disciplinary Literacy Demands in Content Learning: The Singapore Perspective

    Pages 45-60

    Ho, Caroline (et al.)

  • Learning Language and Intercultural Understanding in Science Classes in Germany

    Pages 63-77

    Markic, Silvija

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Developments in Literacy Research for Science Education
Editors
  • Kok-Sing Tang
  • Kristina Danielsson
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69197-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69197-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69196-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88728-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 401
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour
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