1st Edition

Mediating Science Learning through Information and Communications Technology

Edited By Richard Holliman, Eileen Scanlon Copyright 2004
    224 Pages
    by Routledge

    226 Pages
    by Routledge

    Developments in information technology are bringing about changes in science education. This Reader focuses on the theoretical and practical consideration of using information and communications technologies in teaching and learning. It examines current approaches to teaching and learning in science at various levels of education, and ways in which science in made more accessible. This will include the future potential of such current developments as access to practical work delivered on the web.
    The Reader is divided into three sections:

    • What are the current issues in using ICT to teach and learn in science?
    • Designing and evaluating ICT to teach and learn science
    • Extending access to science learning

    This is a companion book to Reconsidering Science Education, also published by RoutledgeFalmer.
    Mediating Science Learning Through ICT is a valuable resource for teachers on Masters courses in science education and academics in science education.

    Part 1: What Are the Current Issues in Using ICT to Teach and Learn Science? 1. Using ICT to Teach and Learn Science 2. Rethinking the Teaching of Science 3. Using ICT in Teaching and Learning Science Part 2: Designing and Evaluating ICT to Teach and Learn Science 4. Designing and Evaluating Science Teaching Sequences: An Approach Drawing Upon the Concept of Learning Demand and a Social Constructivist Perspective on Learning 5. Designing Multimedia E-Learning for Science Education 6. Evaluation of ICT: An Overview for Learning and Teaching Science 7. Evaluating Communication and Information Technologies: A Toolkit for Practitioners Part 3: Extending Access to Science Learning 8. Extending Access Using ICT: Issues and Prospects 9. Redesigning Practical Work: Web-Based Remote Experimentation 10. ICT for Science Education: Current Prospects and Trends in Research


    Richard Holliman is lecturer at the Centre for Science Education at the Open University and Eileen Scanlon is Professor at the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University.

    'Although this book deals with IT in science learning specifically, it should interest researchers and educators in other disciplines - as all of the chapters deal with pertinent issues of IT as a mediating tool in the teaching and learning process.' - British Journal of Educational Technology