Representations of Nature of Science in School Science Textbooks

Representations of Nature of Science in School Science Textbooks


  • Author : Christine V. McDonald
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-04-21
  • Genre: Education
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781317307273

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Representations of Nature of Science in School Science Textbooks Book Description :
Bringing together international research on nature of science (NOS) representations in science textbooks, the unique analyses presented in this volume provides a global perspective on NOS from elementary to college level and discusses the practical implications in various regions across the globe. Contributing authors highlight the similarities and differences in NOS representations and provide recommendations for future science textbooks. This comprehensive analysis is a definitive reference work for the field of science education....

Critical Analysis of Science Textbooks

Critical Analysis of Science Textbooks


  • Author : Myint Swe Khine
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-06-26
  • Genre: Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9789400741683

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Critical Analysis of Science Textbooks Book Description :
The critical analysis of science textbooks is vital in improving teaching and learning at all levels in the subject, and this volume sets out a range of academic perspectives on how that analysis should be done. Each chapter focuses on an aspect of science textbook appraisal, with coverage of everything from theoretical and philosophical underpinnings, methodological issues, and conceptual frameworks for critical analysis, to practical techniques for evaluation. Contributions from many of the most distinguished scholars in the field give this collection its sure-footed contemporary relevance, reflecting the international standards of UNESCO as well as leading research organizations such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science (whos...

Constructing Representations to Learn in Science

Constructing Representations to Learn in Science


  • Author : Russell Tytler
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-04-20
  • Genre: Education
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  • ISBN 10 : 9789462092037

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Constructing Representations to Learn in Science Book Description :
Constructing Representations to Learn in Science Current research into student learning in science has shifted attention from the traditional cognitivist perspectives of conceptual change to socio-cultural and semiotic perspectives that characterize learning in terms of induction into disciplinary literacy practices. This book builds on recent interest in the role of representations in learning to argue for a pedagogical practice based on students actively generating and exploring representations. The book describes a sustained inquiry in which the authors worked with primary and secondary teachers of science, on key topics identified as problematic in the research literature. Data from classroom video, teacher interviews and student artifacts were u...

Using Multimodal Representations to Support Learning in the Science Classroom

Using Multimodal Representations to Support Learning in the Science Classroom


  • Author : Brian Hand
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-11-06
  • Genre: Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9783319164502

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Using Multimodal Representations to Support Learning in the Science Classroom Book Description :
This book provides an international perspective of current work aimed at both clarifying the theoretical foundations for the use of multimodal representations as a part of effective science education pedagogy and the pragmatic application of research findings to actual classroom settings. Intended for a wide ranging audience from science education faculty members and researchers to classroom teachers, school administrators, and curriculum developers, the studies reported in this book can inform best practices in K – 12 classrooms of all science disciplines and provide models of how to improve science literacy for all students. Specific descriptions of classroom activities aimed at helping infuses the use of multimodal representations in classrooms ...

Equity in Science

Equity in Science


  • Author : Julie R. Posselt
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781503612723

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Equity in Science Book Description :
STEM disciplines are believed to be founded on the idea of meritocracy; recognition earned by the value of the data, which is objective. Such disciplinary cultures resist concerns about implicit or structural biases, and yet, year after year, scientists observe persistent gender and racial inequalities in their labs, departments, and programs. In Equity in Science, Julie Posselt makes the case that understanding how field-specific cultures develop is a crucial step for bringing about real change. She does this by examining existing equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts across astronomy, physics, chemistry, geology, and psychology. These ethnographic case studies reveal the subtle ways that exclusion and power operate in scientific organizations an...

Multiple Representations in Biological Education

Multiple Representations in Biological Education


  • Author : David F. Treagust
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-02-01
  • Genre: Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9789400741928

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Multiple Representations in Biological Education Book Description :
This new publication in the Models and Modeling in Science Education series synthesizes a wealth of international research on using multiple representations in biology education and aims for a coherent framework in using them to improve higher-order learning. Addressing a major gap in the literature, the volume proposes a theoretical model for advancing biology educators’ notions of how multiple external representations (MERs) such as analogies, metaphors and visualizations can best be harnessed for improving teaching and learning in biology at all pedagogical levels. The content tackles the conceptual and linguistic difficulties of learning biology at each level—macro, micro, sub-micro, and symbolic, illustrating how MERs can be used in teaching...

Multiple Representations in Physics Education

Multiple Representations in Physics Education


  • Author : David F. Treagust
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-08-25
  • Genre: Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9783319589145

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Multiple Representations in Physics Education Book Description :
This volume is important because despite various external representations, such as analogies, metaphors, and visualizations being commonly used by physics teachers, educators and researchers, the notion of using the pedagogical functions of multiple representations to support teaching and learning is still a gap in physics education. The research presented in the three sections of the book is introduced by descriptions of various psychological theories that are applied in different ways for designing physics teaching and learning in classroom settings. The following chapters of the book illustrate teaching and learning with respect to applying specific physics multiple representations in different levels of the education system and in different physi...

Scientific Literacy for Participation

Scientific Literacy for Participation


  • Author : Erik Knain
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-02-03
  • Genre: Education
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  • ISBN 10 : 9789462098961

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Scientific Literacy for Participation Book Description :
Scientific literacy is approached on the premise that language is key to understand the nature of both learning and participation, in scientists’ practices as well as in liberal education for citizenship. Some of the questions that are addressed in the book are: • What does it take to be able to participate in different arenas in society involving science? • How does everyday language relate to scientific language? • How can students’ texts be analyzed to gain insights into their learning? • How can images be analyzed alongside verbal language? This book offers a thorough introduction to key ideas in M. A. K. Halliday’s systemic functional grammar through examples and practical analysis. Detailed analysis is offered of science textbooks...

Reconceptualizing the Nature of Science for Science Education

Reconceptualizing the Nature of Science for Science Education


  • Author : Sibel Erduran
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-08-20
  • Genre: Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9789401790574

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Reconceptualizing the Nature of Science for Science Education Book Description :
Prompted by the ongoing debate among science educators over ‘nature of science’, and its importance in school and university curricula, this book is a clarion call for a broad re-conceptualizing of nature of science in science education. The authors draw on the ‘family resemblance’ approach popularized by Wittgenstein, defining science as a cognitive-epistemic and social-institutional system whose heterogeneous characteristics and influences should be more thoroughly reflected in science education. They seek wherever possible to clarify their developing thesis with visual tools that illustrate how their ideas can be practically applied in science education. The volume’s holistic representation of science, which includes the aims and values,...

Critical Analysis of Science Textbooks

Critical Analysis of Science Textbooks


  • Author : Myint Swe Khine
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-06-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789400741683

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Critical Analysis of Science Textbooks Book Description :
The critical analysis of science textbooks is vital in improving teaching and learning at all levels in the subject, and this volume sets out a range of academic perspectives on how that analysis should be done. Each chapter focuses on an aspect of science textbook appraisal, with coverage of everything from theoretical and philosophical underpinnings, methodological issues, and conceptual frameworks for critical analysis, to practical techniques for evaluation. Contributions from many of the most distinguished scholars in the field give this collection its sure-footed contemporary relevance, reflecting the international standards of UNESCO as well as leading research organizations such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science (whos...

The New Politics of the Textbook

The New Politics of the Textbook


  • Author : Heather Hickman
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-10-13
  • Genre: Education
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  • ISBN 10 : 9789460919121

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The New Politics of the Textbook Book Description :
In an age of unprecedented corporate and political control over life inside of educational institutions, this book provides a needed intervention to investigate how the economic and political elite use traditional artifacts in K-16 schools to perpetuate their interests at the expense of minoritized social groups. The contributors provide a comprehensive examination of how textbooks, the most dominant cultural force in which corporations and political leaders impact the schooling curricula, shape students’ thoughts and behavior, perpetuate power in dominant groups, and trivialize social groups who are oppressed on the structural axes of race, class, gender, sexuality, and (dis)ability. Several contributors also generate critical insight in how power...

Visual Representations in Science

Visual Representations in Science


  • Author : Nicola Mößner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-05-11
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781351611442

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Visual Representations in Science Book Description :
Visual representations (photographs, diagrams, etc.) play crucial roles in scientific processes. They help, for example, to communicate research results and hypotheses to scientific peers as well as to the lay audience. In genuine research activities they are used as evidence or as surrogates for research objects which are otherwise cognitively inaccessible. Despite their important functional roles in scientific practices, philosophers of science have more or less neglected visual representations in their analyses of epistemic methods and tools of reasoning in science. This book is meant to fill this gap. It presents a detailed investigation into central conceptual issues and into the epistemology of visual representations in science....

Science Education in the 21st Century

Science Education in the 21st Century


  • Author : Tang Wee Teo
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-07-31
  • Genre: Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9789811551550

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Science Education in the 21st Century Book Description :
This book reflects on science education in the first 20 years of the 21st century in order to promote academic dialogue on science education from various standpoints, and highlights emergent new issues, such as education in science education research. It also defines new research agendas that should be “moved forward” and inform new trajectories through the rest of the century. Featuring 21 thematically grouped chapters, it includes award-winning papers and other significant papers that address the theme of the 2018 International Science Education Conference....

Scientific Representation

Scientific Representation


  • Author : Bas C. van Fraassen
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2010-07-22
  • Genre: Philosophy
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780191613746

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Scientific Representation Book Description :
Bas C. van Fraassen presents an original exploration of how we represent the world. Science represents natural phenomena by means of theories, as well as in many concrete ways by such means as pictures, graphs, table-top models, and computer simulations. Scientific Representation begins with an inquiry into the nature of representation in general, drawing on such diverse sources as Plato's dialogues, the development of perspectival drawing in the Renaissance, and the geometric styles of modelling in modern physics. Starting with Mach's and Poincaré's analyses of measurement and the 'problem of coordination', van Fraassen then presents a view of measurement outcomes as representations. With respect to the theories of contemporary science he defends a...

Ready  Set  SCIENCE

Ready Set SCIENCE


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2007-10-30
  • Genre: Education
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780309131940

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Ready Set SCIENCE Book Description :
What types of instructional experiences help K-8 students learn science with understanding? What do science educators, teachers, teacher leaders, science specialists, professional development staff, curriculum designers, and school administrators need to know to create and support such experiences? Ready, Set, Science! guides the way with an account of the groundbreaking and comprehensive synthesis of research into teaching and learning science in kindergarten through eighth grade. Based on the recently released National Research Council report Taking Science to School: Learning and Teaching Science in Grades K-8, this book summarizes a rich body of findings from the learning sciences and builds detailed cases of science educators at work to make the...

The Palgrave Handbook of Textbook Studies

The Palgrave Handbook of Textbook Studies


  • Author : Eckhardt Fuchs
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-04-04
  • Genre: Education
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781137531421

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The Palgrave Handbook of Textbook Studies Book Description :
This volume examines the present status and future trends of textbook studies. Cutting-edge essays by leading experts and emerging scholars explore the field’s theories, methodologies, and topics with the goal of generating debate and providing new perspectives. The Georg Eckert Institute’s unique transdisciplinary focus on international textbook research has shaped this handbook, which explores the history of the discipline, the production processes and contexts that influence textbooks, the concepts they incorporate, how this medium itself is received and future trends. The book maps and discusses approaches based in cultural studies as well as in the social and educational sciences in addition to contemporary methodologies used in the field. T...

Developing Models in Science Education

Developing Models in Science Education


  • Author : J.K. Gilbert
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9789401008761

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Developing Models in Science Education Book Description :
Models and modelling play a central role in the nature of science, in its conduct, in the accreditation and dissemination of its outcomes, as well as forming a bridge to technology. They therefore have an important place in both the formal and informal science education provision made for people of all ages. This book is a product of five years collaborative work by eighteen researchers from four countries. It addresses four key issues: the roles of models in science and their implications for science education; the place of models in curricula for major science subjects; the ways that models can be presented to, are learned about, and can be produced by, individuals; the implications of all these for research and for science teacher education. The w...

Visualization  Theory and Practice in Science Education

Visualization Theory and Practice in Science Education


  • Author : John K. Gilbert
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-12-05
  • Genre: Education
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  • ISBN 10 : 1402052677

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Visualization Theory and Practice in Science Education Book Description :
External representations (pictures, diagrams, graphs, concrete models) have always been valuable tools for the science teacher. This book brings together the insights of practicing scientists, science education researchers, computer specialists, and cognitive scientists, to produce a coherent overview. It links presentations about cognitive theory, its implications for science curriculum design, and for learning and teaching in classrooms and laboratories....

Thinking about Science  Reflecting on Art

Thinking about Science Reflecting on Art


  • Author : Otávio Bueno
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-08-07
  • Genre: Philosophy
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781351629133

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Thinking about Science Reflecting on Art Book Description :
Thinking about Science, Reflecting on Art: Bringing Aesthetics and Philosophy of Science Together is the first book to systematically examine the relationship between the philosophy of science and aesthetics. With contributions from leading figures from both fields, this edited collection engages with such questions as: Does representation function in the same way in science and in art? What important characteristics do scientific models share with literary fictions? What is the difference between interpretation in the sciences and in the arts? Can there be a science of aesthetics? In what ways can aesthetics and philosophy of science be integrated? Aiming to develop the interconnections between the philosophy of science and the philosophy of art mor...