Book 2011

Science Education in International Contexts


ISBN: 978-94-6091-427-0 (Online)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii

  2. Students’ Conceptual Understanding of Science

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-16

      Student Energy Conceptions

    3. Chapter

      Pages 17-28

      What is the Thing We Call Heat? A Study on Diverse Representations of the Basic Thermal Concepts in and for School Science

    4. Chapter

      Pages 29-42

      Possible Pathways for Conceptual Development Related to Energy and the Human Body

  3. Making Science Concepts Plausible for Students

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 43-43

    2. Chapter

      Pages 45-61

      The Infusion of Strategies for Generating High Level Thinking into the Junior Secondary Science Curriculum

    3. Chapter

      Pages 63-81

      Towards the Development of an Instructional Model That Enhances Junior Secondary Students’ Understanding of the Nature of Science

    4. Chapter

      Pages 83-99

      Enhancing Students’ Understanding of the Nature of Science and the Interconnection Between Science, Technology and Society Through Innovative Teaching and Learning Activities

    5. Chapter

      Pages 101-111

      Small Group Inquiry Science Learning

    6. Chapter

      Pages 113-121

      Getting to Know Your Tools as Science Teachers and Students

    7. Chapter

      Pages 123-128

      Improving Female Students’ Physics Learning in High School

  4. Science Teacher Learning

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 129-129

    2. Chapter

      Pages 131-141

      Science Teacher Learning

    3. Chapter

      Pages 143-158

      A Study of Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices of Using Information and Communication Technology (Ict) in Classrooms

    4. Chapter

      Pages 159-168

      A Preliminary Study on Teacher’s Ict Competency Through Their Use of Data-Loggers

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 169-178