Research and the Quality of Science Education

  • Kerst Boersma
  • Martin Goedhart
  • Onno de Jong
  • Harrie Eijkelhof

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. The Quality of science education

  3. Science curriculum innovation

    1. Jon Ogborn
      Pages 57-65
    2. Hanna Westbroek, Kees Klaassen, Astrid Bulte, Albert Pilot
      Pages 67-76
    3. Mary Ratcliffe, Richard Harris, Jenny McWhirter
      Pages 77-88
  4. Science teacher education

    1. Dimitris Psillos, Anna Spyrtou, Petros Kariotoglou
      Pages 119-128
    2. Rachel Mamlok-Naaman, Oshrit Navon, Miriam Carmeli, Avi Hofstein
      Pages 141-155
    3. Machiel Stolk, Astrid Bulte, Onno de Jong, Albert Pilot
      Pages 169-180
  5. Teaching-learning sequences in science education

    1. John Leach, Jaume Ametller, Andy Hind, Jenny Lewis, Philip Scott
      Pages 209-220
    2. Björn Andersson, Frank Bach, Mats Hagman, Clas Olander, Anita Wallin
      Pages 221-230
  6. Teaching the nature of science

  7. Models, modelling and analogies in science education

  8. Discourse and argumentation in science education

    1. Jonathan Osborne
      Pages 367-380
    2. Sibel Erduran, Jonathan Osborne, Shirley Simon
      Pages 381-394
    3. María Pilar Jiménez-Aleixandre, Cristina Pereiro-Muñoz
      Pages 419-431
  9. Teaching and learning scientific concepts

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 499-507

About this book


In August 2003 over 400 researchers in the field of science education from all over the world met at the 4th ESERA conference in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands. During the conference 300 papers about actual issues in the field, such as the learning of scientific concepts and skills, scientific literacy, informal science learning, science teacher education, modeling in science education were presented.

The book contains 40 of the most outstanding papers presented during the conference. These papers reflect the quality and variety of the conference and represent the state of the art in the field of research in science education.


Argument Argumentation Design ESERA European science education Hypothese communication modeling science education science education research

Editors and affiliations

  • Kerst Boersma
    • 1
  • Martin Goedhart
    • 2
  • Onno de Jong
    • 1
  • Harrie Eijkelhof
    • 1
  1. 1.Utrecht UniversityThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of GroningenThe Netherlands

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