Knowledge Acquisition, Organization, and Use in Biology

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Biology Knowledge: Its Acquisition, Organization, and Use, held in Glaslow, Scotland, June 14–18, 1992

  • Kathleen M. Fisher
  • Michael R. Kibby
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 148)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Maria Pilar Jimenez Aleixandre, Ruth Amir, Michael J. Brody, Pinchas Tamir, Warren Tomkiewicz
    Pages 1-24
  3. Marlene Scardamalia, Carl Bereiter, Jim Hewitt, Jim Webb
    Pages 44-64
  4. Malka Gorodetsky, Kathleen M. Fisher
    Pages 135-154
  5. Michael J. Brody
    Pages 170-181
  6. John N. Honey
    Pages 226-234
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 240-253

About these proceedings


Biology education, like science education in general, is in the midst of a revolution that is worldwide in scope. The changes in the ways science education researchers think about learning and understanding represent a major paradigm shift. In this book, international leaders in the field of biology education research give summaries of problems and solutions in biology learning and teaching at various grade levels. Based on a NATO workshop in the Special Programme on Advanced Educational Technology, it provides practical information for teachers, especially in using new interactive, constructivist teaching methods. For science education researchers, it offers a concise summary of a number of research issues in biology education.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kathleen M. Fisher
    • 1
  • Michael R. Kibby
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Research in Mathematics and Science EducationSan Diego State UniversitySan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Centre for Academic PracticeUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowScotland, UK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64670-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61047-9
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