Book 2001

Research in Science Education - Past, Present, and Future

ISBN: 978-0-7923-6755-0 (Print) 978-0-306-47639-6 (Online)

Table of contents (48 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages 1-10

  2. Views and Visions of Science Education Research

    1. Chapter

      Pages 11-16

      Science Education Researchers and Research in Transition: Issues and Policies

    2. Chapter

      Pages 17-26

      Research in Science Education in Europe: Retrospect and Prospect

    3. Chapter

      Pages 27-41

      Science Content as Problematic - Issues for Research

    4. Chapter

      Pages 43-48

      Science Education Versus Science in the Academy: Questions - Discussion - Perspectives

  3. Scientific Literacy — Conceptions and Assessment

    1. Chapter

      Pages 49-60

      The Assessment of Scientific Literacy in the OECD/PISA Project

    2. Chapter

      Pages 61-70

      Scientific Literacy: From Theory to Practice

    3. Chapter

      Pages 71-76

      Making Formative Use of a National Summative Assessment Regime

    4. Chapter

      Pages 77-82

      A Comparison of STS-teaching and Traditional Physics Lessons - On the Correlation of Physics Knowledge and Taking Action

  4. Students’ Conceptions

    1. Chapter

      Pages 83-88

      On the Quantum Thinking of Physics Undergraduates

    2. Chapter

      Pages 89-94

      Experiences with a Modern Course in Quantum Physics

    3. Chapter

      Pages 95-100

      Learning Process Studies in the Field of Fractals

    4. Chapter

      Pages 101-106

      Students’ Understandings of their Internal Structure as Revealed by Drawings

    5. Chapter

      Pages 107-112

      Personal Context and Continuity of Human Thought; Recurrent Themes in a Longitudinal Study of Pupils’ Understanding of Scientific Phenomena

    6. Chapter

      Pages 113-118

      Entities of the World and Causality in Children’s Thinking

    7. Chapter

      Pages 119-124

      Using Media Reports of Science Research in Pupils’ Evaluation of Evidence

    8. Chapter

      Pages 125-130

      Pupils’ Perceptions of Science Education at Primary and Secondary School

  5. Teachers’ Conceptions

    1. Chapter

      Pages 131-136

      Teacher Professionalism and Change: Developing a Professional Self Through Reflective Assessment

    2. Chapter

      Pages 137-142

      Formative Assessment Using Concept Cartoons: Initial Teacher Training in the UK

    3. Chapter

      Pages 143-148

      Teaching Chemical Equilibrium in Australian and German Senior High Schools

    4. Chapter

      Pages 149-154

      The Ideas of Spanish Primary Teachers on how to Develop an Understanding of Processes in Science and their Support in Textbooks

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