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Introduction

  • Dimitris Psillos
  • Petros Kariotoglou

Policy efforts in the European Union have emphasised the need to increase students’ interest in science, enhance their understanding of scientific inquiry and stimulate their appreciation of the relevance of science to society and the connections between science and technology (Science Education NOW 2007). Design-based research in science education is a methodological framework for promoting innovations in terms of the new strategies, processes, tools and content that will be needed to support new forms of teaching and learning that, potentially, will contribute substantially to each of these goals. In the European science education community, this trend is materialised through the design, development, implementation and evaluation of teaching-learning sequences (TLSs), which are a medium-scale curriculum product covering a scientific topic. The current discussion related to developing TLS concerns the design principles used, the establishment and use of design frameworks, their...

Keywords

Science Education Material Science Science Education Research Professional Learning Community Iterative Evolution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.School of EducationUniversity of Western MacedoniaFlorinaGreece

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