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Cultural Studies of Science Education

A Cultural-Historical Study of Children Learning Science

Foregrounding Affective Imagination in Play-based Settings

Authors: Fleer, Marilyn, Pramling, Niklas

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  • Examines theory and empirical research on how to understand children’s science learning
  • Provides empirical data from different cultural settings
  • Relates and synthesises original research
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This book moves beyond the traditional constructivist and social-constructivist view of learning and development in science. It draws upon cultural-historical theory in order to theorise early childhood science education in relation to our currently globalised education contexts. The book argues that concept development in science for young children can be better theorised by using Vygotsky’s concept of Imagination and creativity, Vygotsky’s theory of play, and his work on higher mental functions, particularly the concept of inter and intrapsychological functioning. Key concepts are extracted from the theoretical section of the book and used as categories for analysis in presenting evidence and new ideas in the second section of the book. In this second part of the book, the authors examine how science knowledge has been constructed within particular countries around the globe, where empirical research in early childhood science education has occurred. The third part of the book examines the nature of the encounter between the teacher and the child during science learning and teaching. In the final part of the book the authors look closely at the range of models and approaches to the teaching of early childhood science that have been made available to early childhood teachers to guide their planning and teaching. They conclude the book with a theoretical discussion of the cultural-historical foundation for early childhood science education, followed by a model of teaching scientific concepts to young children in play-based settings, including homes and community contexts.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-024-0576-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Cultural-Historical Study of Children Learning Science
Book Subtitle
Foregrounding Affective Imagination in Play-based Settings
Authors
Series Title
Cultural Studies of Science Education
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9370-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9370-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9369-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0576-7
Series ISSN
1879-7229
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 213
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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