Contributions from Science Education Research

  • Roser Pintó
  • Digna Couso

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Students’ Interest In Learning Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Elizabeth Whitelegg, Patricia Murphy, Christina Hart
      Pages 27-36
  3. Science Education Research: New Approaches and Links to Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Maja Brückmann, Reinders Duit, Maike Tesch, Hans Fischer, Alexander Kauertz, Thomas Reyer et al.
      Pages 77-89
  4. Science Teachers’ Knowledge, Practice and Education

  5. Learning and Understanding Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Hans Niedderer, Marion Budde, Damien Givry, Dimitris Psillos, Andrée Tiberghien
      Pages 159-171
    3. Carlos Reigosa, MarÍa P. Jiménez-Aleixandre
      Pages 173-185
    4. Terry Russell, Linda McGuigan
      Pages 187-198
    5. Bülent Pekdag, Jean-François Le Maréchal
      Pages 199-210
  6. Teaching and Learning Scientific Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Jenaro Guisasola, José L. Zubimendi, José M. Almudí, Mikel Ceberio
      Pages 225-236
    3. Russell Tytler, Vaughan Prain
      Pages 237-248
  7. Innovative Teaching–Learning Environments in Science Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Stuart Naylor, Brenda Keogh, Brigid Downing, Jane Maloney, Shirley Simon
      Pages 289-296
    3. Mira Kipnis, Avi Hofstein
      Pages 297-306
  8. Models and Modelling in Science Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
    2. Jan H. van Driel, A.E. van der Valk
      Pages 321-332
    3. Marios Papaevripidou, Constantinos P. Constantinou, Zacharias C. Zacharia
      Pages 333-345
    4. René Westra, Kerst Boersma, Arend J. Waarlo, Elwin Savelsbergh
      Pages 361-374
  9. Discourse and Argumentation in Science Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 375-375
    2. Claudia von Aufschnaiter, Sibel Erduran, Jonathan Osborne, Shirley Simon
      Pages 377-388
    3. Sibel Erduran, Zoubeida R. Dagher
      Pages 403-415
    4. Marina Castells, Juan Enciso, Josep M. Cerveró, Pere López, Modesto Cabellos
      Pages 417-431
  10. Teaching and Learning Science Using Multimedia and Computer Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 433-433
    2. Yasmin B. Kafai, Katherine A. Muir Welsh
      Pages 435-449
    3. Thorsten Bell, Sascha Schanze, Wolfgang Gräber, James D. Slotta, Doris Jorde, H. B. Berg et al.
      Pages 451-463
    4. A. Kontogeorgiou, J. Bellou, Tassos A. Mikropoulos
      Pages 465-475
    5. Thorid Rabe, Helmut F. Mikelskis
      Pages 489-502
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 503-518

About these proceedings


In August 2005, over 500 international researchers from the field of science education met at the 5th European Science Education Research Association conference in Barcelona, Spain.

Two of the main topics at this conference were: the decrease in the number of students interested in school science and concern about the worldwide outcomes of studies on students’ scientific literacy. At the conference, over 400 papers were presented, covering a wide range of topics relevant to science education research, such as evidence-based practice, teachers’ professional development, the role of ICT and multimedia, formal and informal learning environments, and argumentation and modelling in science education. This volume includes edited versions of 37 outstanding papers presented during the conference, including the lectures of the keynote speakers. They have been selected for their quality, variety and interest, and present a good overview of the field of science education research.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Roser Pintó
    • 1
  • Digna Couso
    • 1
  1. 1.Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonaSpain

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