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Science Learning and Inquiry with Technology

1st Edition

By Diane Jass Ketelhut, Michael Shane Tutwiler


124 pages

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When implemented effectively, technology has great potential to positively connect with learning, assessment, and motivation in the context of K–12 science education and inquiry. Written by leading experts on technology-enhanced science learning and educational research, this book situates the topic within the broader context of educational psychology research and theory and brings it to a wider audience. With chapters on the fundamentals of science learning and assessment, integration of technology into classrooms, and examples of specific technologies, this concise volume is designed for any course on science learning that includes technology use in the curriculum. It will be indispensable for student researchers and both pre- and in-service teachers alike.


"Ketelhut and Tutwiler’s Science Learning and Inquiry with Technology offers an engaging overview of the need for real-world science education in our schools and of the impact of innovative technologies in supporting scientific inquiry and knowledge building. It is an essential guide for teachers, researchers, and designers seeking to understand and impact science learning and teaching."

—Brian C. Nelson, Professor of Educational Technology, Arizona State University, USA

"In Science Learning and Inquiry with Technology, Ketelhut and Tutwiler have written an incisive book on a critically important topic: how technology-rich learning can yield foundational improvements in science education. With a fresh perspective on learning, assessment, and motivation, the authors provide a compelling analysis of the transformative potential of learning technologies for science classrooms of today and tomorrow."

—James C. Lester, Director of the Center for Educational Informatics and Distinguished Professor, North Carolina State University, USA

Table of Contents


1. Science learning issue #1: Learning real science

2. Science learning issue #2: Assessment

3. Science learning issue #3: Motivation

4. Implementing technologies into science classrooms



About the Authors

Diane Jass Ketelhut is Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership at the University of Maryland, USA.

Michael Shane Tutwiler is Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations at the University of Rhode Island, USA.

About the Series

Ed Psych Insights

The Ed Psych Insights series translates major topics from educational psychology into accessible primers for general education students, teachers in training, and all education scholars. Thorough yet concise, expert-authored yet highly readable, each Ed Psych Insights book centers on a key construct that already has a high-level evidence base but that is increasingly integrating into teaching and into the Education sector’s broader discourse. Cognition, self-regulation, student assessment, classroom discussion, and emotions are just some of the issues already covered by the volumes of the series so far. Written in language common to stakeholders across Education and readable by the intelligent public, these books offer readers a basic working knowledge of the chosen construct.

Each book is approximately 40,000 words (140 book pages) and addresses the core meaning of its construct, takeaways from existing research, and implications for pedagogy. Rather than include extensive literature reviews or references more typical of scholarly writings, each volume limits in-text citations, instead using superscript numbers to lead readers to references at the end of the book (think Wikipedia). Glossaries are included to familiarize readers with the important terms and concepts described in the book.

The Ed Psych Insights series is edited by Patricia A. Alexander, University of Maryland, USA, and published by Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Educational Psychology
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Science & Technology
EDUCATION / Computers & Technology