152 pages | 20 B/W Illus.
Hark, Hark! Hear the Story of a Science Educator highlights some compelling ideas on science teaching and learning through the author's journey and includes evolution and revolution in the growth of scientific knowledge.
The book discusses views of McComas et al. and Lederman et al. on the nature of science, as well as the learning theories of Piaget (1926), Vygotsky (1978), and Marton (1981). The three theories of learning, frame methods in teaching science.
The author is well-known in the science education research community for her ground-breaking work in student conceptions and conceptual change, particularly as related to phenomenography.
Chapter One: Treading the Academic Waters
Chapter Two: You are Too Lazy!
Chapter Three: Evolving Educator
Chapter Four: The Science Banqueting Table
Chapter Five: A Multitude of 60-Watts, Amber Light Bulbs Glowing on Earth
Chapter Six: HyperCard to Artificial Intelligence for Relational Learning
Chapter Seven: Engineering for Learning Science Embedded in Societal Issues
Chapter Eight: Pythagorean Theorem: An Architecture for Curriculum Design
Learning about the scientific education systems in the global context is of utmost importance now for two reasons. Firstly, the academic community is now international. It is no longer limited to top universities, as the mobility of staff and students is very common even in remote places. Secondly, education systems need to continually evolve in order to cope with the market demand. Contrary to the past when the pioneering countries were the most innovative ones, now emerging economies are more eager to push the boundaries of innovative education. Here, an overall picture of the whole field is provided. Moreover, the entire collection is indeed an encyclopedia of science education, and can be used as a resource for global education.