Science Education

An International Course Companion

  • Keith S. Taber
  • Ben Akpan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Nature of Science and Science Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Keith S. Taber
      Pages 53-67
    3. María Pilar Jiménez-Aleixandre, Beatriz Crujeiras
      Pages 69-80
    4. Joanne Broggy, John O’reilly, Sibel Erduran
      Pages 81-90
  4. Thinking and Learning in Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Sudhakar Agarkar, Richard Brock
      Pages 93-103
    3. Christopher Andersen, Merce Garcia-Mila
      Pages 105-117
    4. Keith S. Taber
      Pages 119-131
    5. Richard Brock
      Pages 133-142
    6. Agustín Adúriz-Bravo, Andrea Revel Chion
      Pages 157-166
  5. The Science Curriculum

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Ingo Eilks, Avi Hofstein
      Pages 169-181
    3. Rachel Mamlok-Naaman
      Pages 199-210
    4. Ajeevsing Bholoa, Gráinne Walshe, Yashwantrao Ramma
      Pages 211-220
    5. Mehmet Aydeniz, Gultekin Cakmakci
      Pages 221-232
  6. Science Teaching

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Julie A. Luft, Shannon L. Dubois
      Pages 235-245
    3. F. Riga, M. Winterbottom, E. Harris, L. Newby
      Pages 247-261
    4. Jack Holbrook, Miia Rannikmae
      Pages 279-294
    5. Paul Black
      Pages 295-309
    6. James de Winter
      Pages 311-323
    7. Keith S. Taber
      Pages 325-341
    8. Mark Winterbottom
      Pages 343-353
  7. Resources for Science Teaching

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 355-355
    2. Joseph Makokha
      Pages 369-383
  8. Informal Science Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 415-415
    2. Anwar B. Rumjaun
      Pages 417-429
    3. Shiho Miyake
      Pages 431-442
    4. Amy Seakins, Marie Hobson
      Pages 443-452
  9. Inclusive Science Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 453-453
    2. Julie A. Bianchini
      Pages 455-464
    3. David Blades, Onowa Mcivor
      Pages 465-478
    4. Manabu Sumida
      Pages 479-491
  10. Science Teacher Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 505-505
    2. Marissa Rollnick, Elizabeth Mavhunga
      Pages 507-522
    3. Joanne K. Olson
      Pages 523-537
    4. Yashwantrao Ramma, Ajeevsing Bholoa, Brinda Oogarah-Pratap
      Pages 539-549
    5. Colin Smith, Bodil Svendsen, Peter Gray
      Pages 551-560

About this book


"This book comprises a wide range of scholarly essays introducing readers to key topics and issues in science education. Science education has become a well established field in its own right, with a vast literature, and many active areas of scholarship. Science Education: An International Course Companion offers an entry point for students seeking a sound but introductory understanding of the key perspectives and areas of thinking in science education. Each account is self-contained and offers a scholarly and research-informed introduction to a particular topic, theme, or perspective, with both citations to key literature and recommendations for more advanced reading. 
Science Education: An International Course Companion allows readers (such as those preparing for school science teaching, or seeking more advanced specialist qualifications) to obtain a broad familiarity with key issues across the field as well as guiding wider reading about particular topics of interest. The book therefore acts as a reader to support learning across courses in science education internationally. The broad coverage of topics is such that that the book will support students following a diverse range of courses and qualifications. The comprehensive nature of the book will allow course leaders and departments to nominate the book as the key reader to support students – their core ‘course companion’ in science education."


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Editors and affiliations

  • Keith S. Taber
    • 1
  • Ben Akpan
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CambridgeUK
  2. 2.Science Teachers Association of NigeriaNigeria

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