Volume III of this landmark synthesis of research offers a comprehensive, state-of-the-art survey highlighting new and emerging research perspectives in science education.
Building on the foundations set in Volumes I and II, Volume III provides a globally minded, up-to-the-minute survey of the science education research community and represents the diversity of the field. Each chapter has been updated with new research and new content, and Volume III has been further developed to include new and expanded coverage on astronomy and space education, epistemic practices related to socioscientific issues,design-based research, interdisciplinary and STEM education, inclusive science education, and the global impact of nature of science and scientific inquiry literacy.
As with the previous volumes, Volume III is organized around six themes: theory and methods of science education research; science learning; diversity and equity; science teaching; curriculum and assessment; and science teacher education. Each chapter presents an integrative review of the research on the topic it addresses, pulling together the existing research, working to understand 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, scholars, and graduate students, and pointing towards future directions of the field, Handbook of Research on Science Education Research, Volume III offers an essential resource to all members of the science education community.
Section I: Theory and Methods of Science Education Research 1. Paradigms in Science Education Research 2. Quantitative Research Designs and Approaches 3. Qualitative Research as Culture and Practice Section II: Science Learning 4. Learning Theories 5. Student Conceptions, Conceptual Change, and Learning Progressions 6. Attitudes, Identity, and Aspirations Toward Science 7. Classroom Learning Environments: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives Section III: Diversity and Equity in Science Learning 8. Unpacking and Critically Synthesizing the Literature on Race and Ethnicity in Science Education: How Far Have We Come? 9. Gender Matters: Building on the Past, Recognizing the Present, and Looking Toward the Future 10. Multilingual Learners in Science Education 11. Special Needs and Talents in Science Learning 12. Urban and Rural Science Education Research: Expanding on Conceptual Tools for Urban-Centric Research 13. Culturally Responsive Science Education for Indigenous and Ethnic Minority Students Section IV: Science Teaching 14. Discourse Practices in Science Learning and Teaching 15. Synergies Between Learning Technologies and Learning Sciences: Promoting Equitable Secondary School Teaching 16. Science Education During the Early Childhood Years: Research Themes and Future Directions 17. Elementary Science Teaching: Toward the Goal of Scientific Literacy 18. Interdisciplinary Approaches and Integrated STEM in Science Teaching 19. Biology Education: What We Know About How to Address Biological Literacy 20. Teaching Physics 21. Chemistry Education Research: Recent Trends and the Onset of the Pandemic Era 22. Earth and Astronomy Science Education 23. Environmental Education 24. From Inquiry to Scientific Practices in the Science Classroom Section V: Curriculum and Assessment in Science 25. Science and Scientific Literacy and Science Education 26. The Use of Content Standards for Curriculum Reform in the United States: An Historical Analysis 27. Research on Teaching, Learning, and Assessment of Nature of Science 28. Exploring and Expanding the Frontiers of Socioscientific Issues 29. Project Evaluation: Its History, Importance, and Current Practice 30. Precollege Engineering Education 31. Review of Science Education Program Evaluation 32. The Central Role of Assessment in Pedagogy 33. Large-Scale Assessments in Science Education Section VI: Science Teacher Education 34. Science Teacher Attitudes and Beliefs: Reforming Practice 35. Research on Science Teacher Knowledge and its Development 36. Learning to Teach Science 37. Research on Teacher Professional Development Programs in Science