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Hark, Hark! Hear the Story of a Science Educator

1st Edition

By Jazlin Ebenezer

CRC Press

152 pages | 20 B/W Illus.

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Description

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. 

Key Features:

  • Helps science educators explore new avenues related to various innovative curricula, teaching, and learning 
  • Presents abstract learning theories such as social constructivism, in personal stories and experiences 
  • Bridges the divide between the science education community and the general public on significant ideas of science teaching and learning 
  • Uncovers relational conceptual change inquiry learning 

  • Discusses current socio-scientific community-based issues—other-centeredness—through scientific investigation and engineering design challenges

 

Table of Contents

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

About the Author

Jazlin Ebenezer, Ed.D., Charles H. Gershenson Distinguished Faculty Fellow, is a Professor of Science Education and Curriculum Studies at Wayne State University. Professor. Ebenezer has been researching students’ conceptions of science phenomena and the integration of innovative technologies into relational conceptual change inquiry of science. Professor Ebenezer is currently interested in machine learning. A computer science educator is collaborating with Dr. Ebenezer to design and develop the Science Ideas App that will categorize students’ ideas and integrate them into the science curriculum. She has published numerous scholarly articles and some books.

Her awards includeCharles H. Gershenson Distinguished Faculty Fellow in 2019, WSU, Fulbright Specialist Award by the U.S. Department of State in 2017, and 2000 Rh award Research and Development, Research Merit award, and Outstanding Students Honoring Outstanding Teachers Award, the University of Manitoba.

Professor Ebenezer was the founder of the Shuswap Seventh-day Adventist School, Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada, in 1982. The is school operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, British Columbia, Canada. Together with her family, she has educated school and university students at various levels in Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka. Professor Ebenezer has established Dr. Jazlin Ebenezer Research Fund, a Wider Church Ministries endowment fund, in honor of education she received at Lady Doak College, Madurai, India. The Fund provides a grant to small teams of multi-disciplinary faculty members at Lady Doak College to conduct research on how women learn science, and to disseminate findings at national and international conferences. She completed Ed.D in Science Education at the prestigious University of British Columbia, Canada. To contact her via e-mail: [email protected]

About the Series

Global Science Education

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED000000
MEDICAL / General
MED002000
MEDICAL / Administration
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General