Science Education Research and Practice in Asia-Pacific and Beyond

  • Jennifer Yeo
  • Tang Wee Teo
  • Kok-Sing Tang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Practices of Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John K. Gilbert, Rosária Justi
      Pages 25-38
    3. Vicente Talanquer
      Pages 39-52
    4. Gde Buana Sandila Putra, Kok-Sing Tang
      Pages 53-67
  3. Societal and Affective Dimensions of Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Tang Wee Teo, Yaw Kai Yan, Woei Ling Monica Ong, Mei Ting Goh
      Pages 119-132
  4. Teacher Professional Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Kim Chwee Daniel Tan, John K. Gilbert
      Pages 135-150
    3. Dace Namsone, Līga Čakāne
      Pages 177-195

About this book


This book is based on presentations at the International Science Education Conference (ISEC) 2014. It showcases a selection of the best papers by researchers and science teachers from the Asia-Pacific region, North America and the United Kingdom. Centered on the theme of “Pushing the boundaries – Investing in our future”, they pursue new ways of helping learners appreciate the diversity and changes in science that result from a globalised world facing complex and diverse environmental and technological issues. The chapters touch on various themes in science education that explore and investigate issues of scientific literacy, societal challenges and affect, and teacher professional development. Its comprehensive themes make it a valuable textbook for graduate students of master’s and Ph.D. programs. It also appeals to pre-service and in-service teachers as a resource on innovative pedagogical practices and creative methods of professional development. With a selection that emphasises the research-practice nexus in education research, it serves as an introductory handbook for teachers to connect with the current issues facing science education. 


Nature of science Science literacy Science teaching and learning Science Teacher Education Modelling and multiple representations Environmental education

Editors and affiliations

  • Jennifer Yeo
    • 1
  • Tang Wee Teo
    • 2
  • Kok-Sing Tang
    • 3
  1. 1.National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingapore
  2. 2.National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingapore
  3. 3.Curtin UniversityPerthAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-5148-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-5149-4
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