Handbook of Research on Science Education

Handbook of Research on Science Education

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Building on the foundation set in Volume Ia€”a landmark synthesis of research in the fielda€”Volume II is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art new volume highlighting new and emerging research perspectives. The contributors, all experts in their research areas, represent the international and gender diversity in the science education research community. The volume is organized around six themes: theory and methods of science education research; science learning; culture, gender, and society and science learning; science teaching; curriculum and assessment in science; science teacher education. Each chapter presents an integrative review of the research on the topic it addressesa€”pulling together the existing research, working to understand the historical trends and patterns in that body of scholarship, describing how the issue is conceptualized within the literature, how methods and theories have shaped the outcomes of the research, and where the strengths, weaknesses, and gaps are in the literature. Providing guidance to science education faculty and graduate students and leading to new insights and directions for future research, the Handbook of Research on Science Education, Volume II is an essential resource for the entire science education community.Viewed from the perspective of scientific literacy (e.g., Osborne, 2007; see Chapter 25), understanding physics includes understanding physics concepts and principles on the one hand and physics processes as well as views of the nature ofanbsp;...

Title:Handbook of Research on Science Education
Author:Norman G. Lederman, Sandra K. Abell
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-05-08


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