Boersma, Kerst

Research and the Quality of Science Education

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Table of contents

Part 1. The Quality of science education

1. From Normal to Revolutionary Science Education
Wolff-Michael Roth

2. Reflections on a Problem Posing Approach
Piet Lijnse

3. How Can Large International Comparative Studies Contribute to the Quality of Science Education?
Svein Lie

4. Towards a More Curricular Focus in International Comparative Studies on Mathematics and Science Education
Wilmad Kuiper, Kerst Boersma, Jan Akker

Part 2. Science curriculum innovation

5. 40 Years of Curriculum Development
Jon Ogborn

6. Characteristics of Meaningful Chemistry Education
Hanna Westbroek, Kees Klaassen, Astrid Bulte, Albert Pilot

7. Cross-Curricular Collaboration in Teaching Social Aspects of Genetics
Mary Ratcliffe, Richard Harris, Jenny McWhirter

8. School Innovation in Science: Change, Culture, Complexity
Russel Tytler

9. Ways of Using ‘Everyday Life’ in the Science Classroom
Maria Andrée

Part 3. Science teacher education

10. Science Teacher Education: Issues and Proposals
Dimitris Psillos, Anna Spyrtou, Petros Kariotoglou

11. Outcomes of Professional Development in Primary Science: Developing a Conceptual Framework
Paul Denley, Keith Bishop

12. Chemistry Teachers Research Their Own Work: Two Case Studies
Rachel Mamlok-Naaman, Oshrit Navon, Miriam Carmeli, Avi Hofstein

13. The Relationships Between Primary Teachers’ Attitudes and Cognition During a Two Year Science In-Service Programme
Tina Jarvis, Anthony Pell

14. Teaching Concepts in Contexts: Designing a Chemistry Teacher Course in a Curriculum Innovation
Machiel Stolk, Astrid Bulte, Onno Jong, Albert Pilot

15. Epistemological Thought and Role-Playing: Impact on Pre-Service Teachers’ Opinions on Mobile Phone Risks
Virginie Albe, Laurence Simonneaux

Part 4. Teaching-learning sequences in science education

16. Teaching-Learning Sequences Tools for Learning and/or Research
Martine MéHeut

17. Designing and Evaluating Short Science Teaching Sequences: Improving Student Learning
John Leach, Jaume Ametller, Andy Hind, Jenny Lewis, Philip Scott

18. Discussing a Research Programme for the Improvement of Science Teaching
Björn Andersson, Frank Bach, Mats Hagman, Clas Olander, Anita Wallin

19. “Scientific Communication”: An Instructional Program for High-Order Learning Skills and Its Impact on Students’ Performance
Zahava Scherz, Ornit Spektor-Levy, Bat Sheva Eylon

Part 5. Teaching the nature of science

20. Learning about the Nature of Scientific Knowledge: The Imitating-Science Project
Stein Dankert Kolstø, Idar Mestad

21. The Effect of Using Drama in Science Teaching on Students’ Conceptions of the Nature of Science
Saouma Boujaoude, Suha Sowwan, Fouad. Abd-El-Khalick

22. The Relevance of Teaching about the “Nature of Science” to Students of the Health Sciences
Sverre Pettersen

23. Teaching about the Epistemology of Science in School Science Classrooms: Case Studies of Teachers’ Experiences
Jim Ryder, Andy Hind, John Leach

Part 6. Models, modelling and analogies in science education

24. A Three-Phase Design for Productive Use of Analogy in the Teaching of Entropy
Wolter Kaper, Martin Goedhart

25. Dynamic Assessments of Preservice Teachers’ Knowledge of Models and Modelling
Barbara Crawford, Michael Cullin

26. Investigating Teachers’ Ideas about Models and Modelling — Some Issues of Authenticity
Rosária Justi, John K. Gilbert

27. Investigation of Effects and Stability in Teaching Model Competence
Silke Mikelskis-Seifert, Antje Leisner

28. Using Multiple Analogies: Case Study of a Chemistry Teacher’s Preparations, Presentations and Reflections
Allan Harrison, Onno Jong

Part 7. Discourse and argumentation in science education

29. The Role of Argument in Science Education
Jonathan Osborne

30. The Role of Argumentation in Developing Scientific Literacy
Sibel Erduran, Jonathan Osborne, Shirley Simon

31. Meaning Making in High School Science Classrooms: A Framework for Analysing Meaning Making Interactions
Phil Scott, Eduardo Mortimer

32. From a Causal Question to Stating and Testing Hypotheses: Exploring the Discursive Activity of Biology Students
Marida Ergazaki, Vassiliki Zogza

33. Argument Construction and Change while Working on a Real Environment Problem
María Pilar Jiménez-Aleixandre, Cristina Pereiro-Muñoz

Part 8. Teaching and learning scientific concepts

34. Textbooks and Their Authors: Another Perspective on the Difficulties of Teaching and Learning Electricity
Richard Gunstone, Brian Mckittrick, Pamela Mulhall

35. The Concept of Force as a Constitutive Element of Understanding the World
Kees Klaassen

36. Changes in College Students’ Conceptions of Chemical Equilibrium
Jocelyn Locaylocay, Ed Berg, Marcelita Magno

37. Parallel Conceptions in the Domain of Force and Motion
Susann Hartmann, Hans Niedderer

38. A Cross-Sectional Study of the Understanding of the Relationships Between Concentration and Reaction Rate among Turkish Secondary and Undergraduate Students
Gultekin Cakmakci, Jim Donnelly, John Leach


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Keywords: EDUCATION / General EDU000000

Publication year
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