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Research in science education in Europe : current issues and themes

Author: Geoff Welford; Jonathan Osborne; Phil Scott
Publisher: London ; Washington, D.C. : Falmer Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A range of topical issues and concerns at the forefront of research in science education in Europe are examined in this text. The contributors are science educators and researchers from throughout Europe. The topics discussed include teaching and social interaction in the science classroom.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Geoff Welford; Jonathan Osborne; Phil Scott
ISBN: 0750705477 9780750705479 0750705469 9780750705462
OCLC Number: 34782615
Notes: "First European Conference on Research in Science Education, held at the Univ. of Leeds, April 7-11, 1995"--Editorial page.
Description: viii, 422 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Developing New Teaching Sequences in Science: The Example of 'Gases and Their Properties" / Bjorn Andersson and Frank Bach --
2. Exploring the Use of Analogy in the Teaching of Heat, Temperature and Thermal Equilibrium / Michael Arnold and Robin Millar --
3. Developing Scientific Concepts in the Primary Classroom: Teaching about Electric Circuits / Hilary Asoko --
4. Teaching Electricity by Help of a Water Analogy (How to Cope with the Need for Conceptual Change) / Hannelore Schwedes and Wolff-Gerhard Dudeck --
5. Students' Computer-based Problem-solving in Electricity: Strategies and Collaborative Talk / Rene Amigues --
6. Group Concept Mapping, Language and Children's Learning in Primary Science / Steve Sizmur --
7. Using a Picture Language to Teach about Processes of Change / Richard Boohan --
8. Construction of Prototypical Situations in Teaching the Concept of Energy / Andree Tiberghien 9. Decision-making on Science-related Social Issues: The Case of Garbage in Physical Science --
A Problem-posing Approach / Koos Kortland --
10. Adolescent Decision-making, by Individuals and Groups, about Science-related Societal Issues / Mary Ratcliffe --
11. The Scientific Model as a Form of Speech / Clive Sutton --
12. Modelling the Growth of Scientific Knowledge / Richard A. Duschl and Sibel Erduran --
13. Mental Modelling / Reinders Duit and Shawn Glynn --
14. Texts and Contexts: Framing Modelling in the Primary Science Classroom / Carolyn Boulter and John Gilbert --
15. Knowledge and Action: Students' Understanding of the Procedures of Scientific Enquiry / Robin Millar and Fred Lubben --
16. What Changes in Conceptual Change?: From Ideas to Theories / Montserrat Benlloch and Juan Ignacio Pozo --
17. Development of Pupils' Ideas of the Particulate Nature of Matter: Long-term Research Project / Michael Lichtfeldt --
18. Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering: Student Knowledge and Attitudes: Implications for Teaching Controversial Issues and the Public Understanding of Science / Roger Lock --
19. Progression in Pupils' Understanding of Combustion / Rod Watson and Justin Dillon --
20. Students' Conceptions of Quantum Physics / Azam Mashhadi --
21. Students' Understanding of the Nature of Science / John Leach --
22. Probing Teachers' Views of the Nature of Science: How Should We Do It and Where Should We Be Looking? / Mick Nott and Jerry Wellington --
23. Gender Effects in Science Classrooms / Elizabeth Whitelegg --
24. Geology: A Science, a Teacher, or a Course?: How Students Construct the Image of Geological Disciplines and That of Their Teachers / Alfredo Bezzi --
25. Social Interactions and Personal Meaning Making in Secondary Science Classrooms / Phil Scott 26. Primary Teachers' Cosmologies: The Case of the 'Universe' / Vassiliki Spiliotopoulou and George Ioannidis --
27. The Perceived Value of Classroom Research as an Element of an Initial Teacher Education Course for Science Teachers / Bob Campbell and Judith Ramsden --
28. A Comparison of Some Linguistic Variables in Fifteen Science Texts / Gottfried Merzyn --
29. Imagery of Information: Prerequisites and Consequences / Elke Sumfleth, Hans-Dieter Korner and Andrea Gnoyke --
30. Science Education Research in Europe and Scientific Culture: What Can Be Done? / Joan Solomon --
31. First Experiences with European PhD Summer Schools on Research in Science Education / Piet Lijnse --
32. Science Education Research in Europe: Some Reflections for the Future Association / Svein Sjoberg.
Responsibility: edited by Geoff Welford, Jonathan Osborne, Phil Scott.

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