A Vision for Science Education: Responding to Peter Fensham's Work, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

A Vision for Science Education

Responding to Peter Fensham's Work, 1st Edition

Edited by Roger Cross

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244 pages

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One of the most important and consistent voices in the reform of science education over the last thirty years has been that of Peter Fensham. His vision of a democratic and socially responsible science education for all has inspired change in schools and colleges throughout the world. Often moving against the tide, Fensham travelled the world to promote his radical ideology. He was appointed Australia's first Professor of Science Education, and was later made a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his work in this new and emerging field of study.

In this unique book, leading science educators from around the world examine and discuss Fensham's key ideas. Each describes how his arguments, proposals and recommendations have affected their own practice, and extend and modify his message in light of current issues and trends in science education. The result is a vision for the future of science teaching internationally.

Academics, researchers and practitioners in science education around the world will find this book a fascinating insight into the life and work of one of the foremost pioneers in science education. The book will also make inspiring reading for postgraduate students of science education.

Reviews

'This is a valuable book, one that I enjoyed reading from cover to cover. The book shows the importance of Fensham's work and illustrates clearly that the key debates in education are recurrent'. - Education Review

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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EDUCATION / General
EDU029030
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Science & Technology
EDU040000
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects