Internet Links for Science Education

Student—Scientist Partnerships

  • Karen C. Cohen

Part of the Innovations in Science Education and Technology book series (ISET, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Karen C. Cohen
    Pages 1-3
  3. Robert F. Tinker
    Pages 5-16
  4. Barrett N. Rock, Tommie R. Blackwell, Danielle Miller, Anne Hardison
    Pages 17-30
  5. Rick Bonney, André A. Dhondt
    Pages 31-53
  6. Forrest M. Mims III
    Pages 55-64
  7. Ivar G. Babb, Peter M. Scheifele, Domenic Tedeschi
    Pages 65-82
  8. Rachel Nixon
    Pages 83-109
  9. Daniel Barstow, Cheick Diarra
    Pages 111-131
  10. Russell G. Congalton, Mimi L. Becker
    Pages 133-156
  11. Alice B. Krueger, Patrick D. French, Thomas G. Carter
    Pages 157-176
  12. M. Patricia Morse, Nora H. Sabelli
    Pages 177-188
  13. Roy D. Pea, Louis M. Gomez, Daniel C. Edelson, Barry J. Fishman, Douglas N. Gordin, D. Kevin O’Neill
    Pages 189-220
  14. Richard Greenberg
    Pages 221-240
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 241-260

About this book


Science teachers come in many varieties, but they share a common goal: to nurture learners. Over the past decade, we have learned a great deal about how to do this effectively. Of all this new (and some not so new) knowledge, what strikes me as most important is that learning occurs best within a context. Still, as obvious as that may seem, it is relatively rare in our high school science classrooms. The problem, of course, is that it is not easy to create a learning experience with hands-on relevance to the science under discussion. Science teachers, in addition to not having the the time, for the most part do not have the expertise or readily available resources. The solution lies in finding ways to bring scientists into the teaching/learning equation. Scientists teamed with teachers and their students represent a very real and rich opportunity to involve students in real science as practiced. Imagine a research book that gives examples of honest, science-research experiences for science-oriented students. What's more, imagine a book that includes examples where students are collaborating with scientists from all over the world on research projects, in person or via the Internet. Internet Linksfor Science Education does just that. It explores the role of the Internet and technol­ ogy in working student-scientist partnerships.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Karen C. Cohen
    • 1
  1. 1.Educational Technology CenterHarvard University, Graduate School of EducationCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-45558-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-5909-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1873-1058
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