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Developing Standards in Research on Science Education
The ESERA Summer School 2004



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ISBN 9780415383394
Published August 28, 2005 by CRC Press
12 Pages - 10 B/W Illustrations

 
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Ph.D. students from 14 European countries, Israel, Turkey and Venezuela in addition to supervisors and lecturers from 11 countries including Israel and USA worked for one week to understand each other with the goal of improving and sharpening features of their respective theoretical backgrounds, research questions, and design and methodological demands. The projects presented reflect a multitude of topics and goals of research in science education in Europe as well as the variety and elaboration of theoretical frameworks used and a remarkable level of methodological expertise. The following topics are included: Teachers’ thinking and beliefs and teachers’ actions in the classroom, the interaction between specific programs of science museums and teachers’ and classes’ plans for engagement with them, teaching, learning and understanding of new subject matter for science classes, different interaction processes in the classroom, discourse analysis, decision making processes in science classes and the use of models in chemistry lessons and last but not least specific characters and the function of text when learning physics by means of computer-based multimedia. All science subjects including earth science are involved in these articles and the level of analysed e

Table of Contents

Preface

Staff members

Topics include:

  • Towards science education research that is relevant for improving practice: The model of educational reconstruction
  • Computer assisted hands-on laboratories activities: Design, development and evaluation of instructional software for science teachers education
  • Discourse Analysis in University Physics Class. Implications for Improvement of Educational Practice
  • Assessing characteristics of teacher and student actions during instructional talks in primary science classrooms by means of video-analysis
  • The process of teachers’ planning and implementation of school visits to science and technology museums
  • Young people’s perspectives on genetics, identity and society using film and discussion
  • Learning with simulations and their effect on problem solving in the domain of physics
  • Designing and evaluating a research-based teaching-learning sequence on the moment of force
  • Meaningful learning of models and modelling in chemistry education by adapting authentic practices
  • Textcoherence and self-explanation in learning physics with multimedia
  • A Multimodal analysis of physics explanations

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