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Contributions from Science Education Research

  • Roser Pintó
  • Digna Couso
Conference proceedings

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

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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