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The Future in Learning Science: What’s in it for the Learner?

  • Considers future possibilities for science learning from the perspective of learners

  • Argues for 21st century advances in science to be reflected in what is learned in school science

  • Discusses the impact of ICT on science learning and teaching?

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. The Future in Learning Science: Themes, Issues and Big Ideas

    • Cathy Buntting, Richard Gunstone, Deborah Corrigan, Justin Dillon, Alister Jones
    Pages 1-17
  3. Pursuing Different Forms of Science Learning Through Innovative Curriculum Implementation

    • Greg Lancaster, Debra Panizzon, Deborah Corrigan
    Pages 101-126
  4. Children Learning Science in and for a Participatory Culture

    • Bronwen Cowie, Elaine Khoo
    Pages 175-191
  5. Futures Thinking in the Future of Science Education

    • Cathy Buntting, Alister Jones
    Pages 229-244
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 295-299

About this book

This volume considers the future of science learning - what is being learned and how it is being learned - in formal and informal contexts for science education. To do this, the book explores major contemporary shifts in the forms of science that could or should be learned in the next 20 years, what forms of learning of that science should occur, and how that learning happens, including from the perspective of learners. In particular, this volume addresses shifts in the forms of science that are researched and taught post-school – emerging sciences, new sciences that are new integrations, “futures science”, and increases in the complexity and multidisciplinarity of science, including a multidisciplinarity that embraces ways of knowing beyond science. A central aspect of this in terms of the future of learning science is the urgent need to engage students, including their non-cognitive, affective dimensions, both for an educated citizenry and for a productive response to the ubiquitous concerns about future demand for science-based professionals. Another central issue is the actual impact of ICT on science learning and teaching, including shifts in how students use mobile technology to learn science.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Monash University, Clayton, Australia

    Deborah Corrigan, Richard Gunstone

  • University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

    Cathy Buntting, Alister Jones

  • University of Bristol, London, United Kingdom

    Justin Dillon

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Future in Learning Science: What’s in it for the Learner?

  • Editors: Deborah Corrigan, Cathy Buntting, Justin Dillon, Alister Jones, Richard Gunstone

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16543-1

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-16542-4Published: 11 September 2015

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-35208-4Published: 22 October 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-16543-1Published: 01 September 2015

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 299

  • Number of Illustrations: 11 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Science Education, Learning & Instruction

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Softcover Book USD 109.99
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Hardcover Book USD 109.99
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