Science Education In Canadian Schools

Author by : Graham W. F. Orpwood
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Description : Volume 1 of a three-volume study of science education in Canadian schools, describing the philosophy and methodology of the study and including an analysis of science textbooks used in Canadian schools. The introduction presents criticisms and objectives of the study, the scope and strategy, the research conducted, an analysis of science curriculum policies, and the official aims and strategies.


Science Education In Canada

Author by : Christine D. Tippett
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book offers a meso-level description of demographics, science education, and science teacher education. Representing all 13 Canadian jurisdictions, the book provides local insights that serve as the basis for exploring the Canadian system as a whole and function as a common starting point from which to identify causal relationships that may be associated with Canada’s successes. The book highlights commonalities, consistencies, and distinctions across the provinces and territories in a thematic analysis of the 13 jurisdiction-specific chapters. Although the analysis indicates a network of policy and practice issues warranting further consideration, the diverse nature of Canadian science education makes simple identification of causal relationships elusive. Canada has a reputation for strong science achievement. However, there is currently limited literature on science education in Canada at the general level or in specific areas such as Canadian science curriculum or science teacher education. This book fills that gap by presenting a thorough description of science education at the provincial/territorial level, as well as a more holistic description of pressing issues for Canadian science education.


Developments And Dilemmas In Science Education

Author by : Peter Fensham Monash University, Australia.
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : A summary of the strengths and weaknesses in present practices of science education in schools, and of research in science education. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.


Browsing Science Research At The Federal Level In Canada

Author by : Brian B. Wilks
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Publisher by : University of Toronto Press
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Description : Wilks provides a historical background, list of publications, and description of activities for most of the major science initiatives undertaken at the federal level. He surveys a wide range of government documents and monographic and serial science collections used by both faculty and students.


Science Education In Theory And Practice

Author by : Ben Akpan
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Publisher by : Springer Nature
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Description : This book provides a collection of applicable learning theories and their applications to science teaching. It presents a synthesis of historical theories while also providing practical implications for improvement of pedagogical practices aimed at advancing the field into the future. The theoretical viewpoints included in this volume span cognitive and social human development, address theories of learning, and describe approaches to teaching and curriculum development. The book presents and discusses humanistic, behaviourist, cognitivist, and constructivist theories. In addition, it looks at other theories, such as multiple intelligences theory, systems thinking, gender/sexuality theory and indigenous knowledge systems. Each chapter follows a reader-motivated approach anchored on a narrative genre. The book serves as a guide for those aiming to create optional learning experiences to prepare the next generation STEM workforce. Chapter “The Bildung Theory—From von Humboldt to Klafki and Beyond” is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com


Handbook Of Research On Science Education

Author by : Norman G. Lederman
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Building on the foundation set in Volume I—a landmark synthesis of research in the field—Volume II is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art new volume highlighting new and emerging research perspectives. The contributors, all experts in their research areas, represent the international and gender diversity in the science education research community. The volume is organized around six themes: theory and methods of science education research; science learning; culture, gender, and society and science learning; science teaching; curriculum and assessment in science; 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 the 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 and graduate students and leading to new insights and directions for future research, the Handbook of Research on Science Education, Volume II is an essential resource for the entire science education community.


Analysing Exemplary Science Teaching

Author by : Alsop, Steve
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Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : Looks at the theory and practice of science education.


First Nations Education In Canada

Author by : Marie Battiste
Languange : en
Publisher by : UBC Press
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Description : Written mainly by First Nations and Metis people, this book examines current issues in First Nations education.


Resources In Education

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Quality Research In Literacy And Science Education

Author by : Mack C. Shelley
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Statistical models attempt to describe and quantify relationships between variables. In the models presented in this chapter, there is a response variable (sometimes called dependent variable) and at least one predictor variable (sometimes called independent or explanatory variable). When investigating a possible cause-and-effect type of relationship, the response variable is the putative effect and the predictors are the hypothesized causes. Typically, there is a main predictor variable of interest; other predictors in the model are called covariates. Unknown covariates or other independent variables not controlled in an experiment or analysis can affect the dependent or outcome variable and mislead the conclusions made from the inquiry (Bock, Velleman, & De Veaux, 2009). A p value (p) measures the statistical significance of the observed relationship; given the model, p is the probability that a relationship is seen by mere chance. The smaller the p value, the more confident we can be that the pattern seen in the data 2 is not random. In the type of models examined here, the R measures the prop- tion of the variation in the response variable that is explained by the predictors 2 specified in the model; if R is close to 1, then almost all the variation in the response variable has been explained. This measure is also known as the multiple correlation coefficient. Statistical studies can be grouped into two types: experimental and observational.


Professional Development In Science Teacher Education

Author by : Pamela Fraser-Abder
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book explores global issues in the professional development of science teachers, and considers classroom applications of teacher training with a comparative lens. The twelve studies collected in this volume span five continents and vastly differing models of teacher education. Carefully detailing the social and cultural contexts for the teaching of science, this is a guidebook for anyone concerned with equity and reform in professional development.


Animals And Science Education

Author by : Michael P. Mueller
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book discusses how we can inspire today’s youth to engage in challenging and productive discussions around the past, present and future role of animals in science education. Animals play a large role in the sciences and science education and yet they remain one of the least visible topics in the educational literature. This book is intended to cultivate research topics, conversations, and dispositions for the ethical use of animals in science and education. This book explores the vital role of animals with/in science education, specimens, protected species, and other associated issues with regards to the role of animals in science. Topics explored include ethical, curriculum and pedagogical dimensions, involving invertebrates, engineering solutions that contribute to ecosystems, the experiences of animals under our care, aesthetic and contemplative practices alongside science, school-based ethical dialogue, nature study for promoting inquiry and sustainability, the challenge of whether animals need to be used for science whatsoever, reconceptualizing museum specimens, cultivating socioscientific issues and epistemic practice, cultural integrity and citizen science, the care and nurturance of gender-balanced curriculum choices for science education, and theoretical conversations around cultivating critical thinking skills and ethical dispositions. The diverse authors in this book take on the logic of domination and symbolic violence embodied within the scientific enterprise that has systematically subjugated animals and nature, and emboldened the anthropocentric and exploitative expressions for the future role of animals. At a time when animals are getting excluded from classrooms (too dangerous! too many allergies! too dirty!), this book is an important counterpoint. Interacting with animals helps students develop empathy, learn to care for living things, engage with content. We need more animals in the science curriculum, not less. David Sobel, Senior Faculty, Education Department, Antioch University New England


Metacognition In Science Education

Author by : Anat Zohar
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Why is metacognition gaining recognition, both in education generally and in science learning in particular? What does metacognition contribute to the theory and practice of science learning? Metacognition in Science Education discusses emerging topics at the intersection of metacognition with the teaching and learning of science concepts, and with higher order thinking more generally. The book provides readers with a background on metacognition and analyses the latest developments in the field. It also gives an account of best-practice methodology. Expanding on the theoretical underpinnings of metacognition, and written by world leaders in metacognitive research, the chapters present cutting-edge studies on how various forms of metacognitive instruction enhance understanding and thinking in science classrooms. The editors strive for conceptual coherency in the various definitions of metacognition that appear in the book, and show that the study of metacognition is not an end in itself. Rather, it is integral to other important constructs, such as self-regulation, literacy, the teaching of thinking strategies, motivation, meta-strategies, conceptual understanding, reflection, and critical thinking. The book testifies to a growing recognition of the potential value of metacognition to science learning. It will motivate science educators in different educational contexts to incorporate this topic into their ongoing research and practice.


Science Education In Canadian Schools

Author by : Science Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Languange : en
Publisher by : Canadian Government Pub Centre
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Description : Volume 3 of a three-volume study of science education in Canadian schools, reporting 8 case studies of science teaching in action in Canadian schools. Sites for intensive study were selected to include a diversity of both regions and school settings and at each school site, various kinds of information were collected to obtain as complete a picture as possible. Major issues addressed include integration and options as forms of curriculum organization, socialization as a priority, the inquiry approach and understanding, and the dynamics of change and dilemmas of practice.


Chinese Science Education In The 21st Century Policy Practice And Research

Author by : Ling L. Liang
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book provides an overview of science education policies, research and practices in mainland China, with specific examples of the most recent developments in these areas. It presents an insiders’ report on the status of Chinese science education written primarily by native speakers with first-hand experiences inside the country. In addition, the book features multiple sectional commentaries by experts in the field that further connect these stories to the existing science education literature outside of China. This book informs the international community about the current status of Chinese science education reforms. It helps readers understand one of the largest science education systems in the world, which includes, according to the Programme for International Student Assessment, the best-performing economy in the world in science, math and reading: Shanghai, China. Readers gain insight into how science education in the rest of China compares to that in Shanghai; the ways Chinese science educators, teachers and students achieve what has been accomplished; what Chinese students and teachers actually do inside their classrooms; what educational policies have been helpful in promoting student learning; what lessons can be shared within the international science education community; and much more. This book appeals to science education researchers, comparative education researchers, science educators, graduate students, state science education leaders and officers in the international communities. It also helps Chinese students and faculty of science education discover effective ways to share their science education stories with the rest of the world.


Science Communication In Theory And Practice

Author by : S.M. Stocklmayer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : This book provides an overview of the theory and practice of science communication. It deals with modes of informal communication such as science centres, television programs, and journalism and the research that informs practitioners about the effectiveness of their programs. It aims to meet the needs of those studying science communication and will form a readily accessible source of expertise for communicators.


Reading For Evidence And Interpreting Visualizations In Mathematics And Science Education

Author by : Stephen P. Norris
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : CRYSTAL—Alberta was established to research ways to improve students’ understanding and reasoning in science and mathematics. To accomplish this goal, faculty members in Education, Science, and Engineering, as well as school teachers joined forces to produce a resource bank of innovative and tested instructional materials that are transforming teaching in the K-12 classroom. Many of the instructional materials cross traditional disciplinary boundaries and explore contemporary topics such as global climate change and the spread of the West Nile virus. Combined with an emphasis on the use of visualizations, the instructional materials improve students’ engagement with science and mathematics. Participation in the CRYSTAL—Alberta project has changed the way I think about the connection between what I do as a researcher and what I do as a teacher: I have learned how to better translate scientific knowledge into language and activities appropriate for students, thereby transforming my own teaching. I also have learned to make better connections between what students are learning and what is happening in their lives and the world, thereby increasing students’ interest in the subject and enriching their learning experience.


Representations Of Nature Of Science In School Science Textbooks

Author by : Christine V. McDonald
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : Bringing together international research on nature of science (NOS) representations in science textbooks, the unique analyses presented in this volume provides a global perspective on NOS from elementary to college level and discusses the practical implications in various regions across the globe. Contributing authors highlight the similarities and differences in NOS representations and provide recommendations for future science textbooks. This comprehensive analysis is a definitive reference work for the field of science education.


Issues And Challenges In Science Education Research

Author by : Kim Chwee Daniel Tan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : In contemporary society, science constitutes a significant part of human life in that it impacts on how people experience and understand the world and themselves. The rapid advances in science and technology, newly established societal and cultural norms and values, and changes in the climate and environment, as well as, the depletion of natural resources all greatly impact the lives of children and youths, and hence their ways of learning, viewing the world, experiencing phenomena around them and interacting with others. These changes challenge science educators to rethink the epistemology and pedagogy in science classrooms today as the practice of science education needs to be proactive and relevant to students and prepare them for life in the present and in the future. Featuring contributions from highly experienced and celebrated science educators, as well as research perspectives from Europe, the USA, Asia and Australia, this book addresses theoretical and practical examples in science education that, on the one hand, plays a key role in our understanding of the world, and yet, paradoxically, now acknowledges a growing number of uncertainties of knowledge about the world. The material is in four sections that cover the learning and teaching of science from science literacy to multiple representations; science teacher education; the use of innovations and new technologies in science teaching and learning; and science learning in informal settings including outdoor environmental learning activities. Acknowledging the issues and challenges in science education, this book hopes to generate collaborative discussions among scholars, researchers, and educators to develop critical and creative ways of science teaching to improve and enrich the lives of our children and youths.


Desirable Science Education

Author by : Theresa Schulte
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : As part of an international curricular Delphi study, Theresa Schulte realizes an empirically based approach to a contemporary understanding of scientific literacy from the perspective of different stakeholders in Germany. The analyses show in which areas changes are necessary so that science education can better fulfill its claim to contribute to students’ general education and literacy.


Canadian Education

Author by : Brenda L. Spencer
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Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Canadian Education: Governing Practices and Producing Subjects is an absolutely critical volume bridging a number of key areas in Canadian education – classroom politics, schools, teachers’ work, higher education, and much more – with the theoretical contributions of Michel Foucault. The result is illuminating, engaging, and critically provocative. The essays are carefully chosen and utilize Foucauldian concepts such as governmentality, discipline, subjectivity, and genealogy to excellent critical effect. With a skillfully crafted introduction that nicely brings the entire collection into sharp focus, the editors have provided a text that is a must read for critical scholars and students alike. Mona Gleason, Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia This excellent text presents a Foucauldian analysis of selected educational practices, contemporary reform initiatives, and current educational policy, in the Canadian context. The authors demonstrate how rich theoretical constructs such as bio-power, governmentality and disciplinary power can illuminate everyday practices and policies, making “the cultural unconscious apparent” (Fouacult, 1989, p. 71). Canadian Education: Governing Practices and Producing Subjects is essentially a hopeful book: it demonstrates the radicalizing role of theory as we try to understand and complicate educational structures and processes. This is an essential text for all those interested in Foucauldian analyses of education and a must read for undergraduate and graduate students in Canadian faculties of education. Anne M. Phelan, University of British Columbia This volume is most useful in the ways in which it achieves a close look and a wide sweep of education policy, its deployment and its effects, as these are embedded in schooling practices, educational strategies, and pedagogy. It offers the ground from which to consider the potential for education to be aimed at the development of a socially just citizenry while also helping to reveal the structures of power and processes of social control that operate within current neoliberal technologies of governmentality. It is against these that reform-minded educators and curriculum and policy developers can set themselves. While theoretically complex and original in its conceptual approach, this book is also practically informative and eminently readable, making it useful to teachers, school administrators, education policy developers, parents, students, and communities at all levels of the schooling spectrum.” Magda Lewis, PhD. Professor and Queen’s National Scholar, Queen’s University, Kingston. Magda Lewis, Ph.D. Professor and Queen’s National Scholar, Queen’s University, Kingston


Socio Cultural Perspectives On Science Education

Author by : W.W. Cobern
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : The purpose of this book is to offer insightful and thought-provoking commentary on global science education. It offers a critical analysis from the perspectives of culture, economics, epistemology, equity, gender, language, and religion in an effort to promote a reflective science education.


A Vision For Science Education

Author by : Roger Cross
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : One of the most important and consistent voices in the reform of science education over the last thirty years has been that of Peter Fensham. His vision of a democratic and socially responsible science education for all has inspired change in schools and colleges throughout the world. Often moving against the tide, Fensham travelled the world to promote his radical ideology. He was appointed Australia's first Professor of Science Education, and was later made a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his work in this new and emerging field of study. In this unique book, leading science educators from around the world examine and discuss Fensham's key ideas. Each describes how his arguments, proposals and recommendations have affected their own practice, and extend and modify his message in light of current issues and trends in science education. The result is a vision for the future of science teaching internationally. Academics, researchers and practitioners in science education around the world will find this book a fascinating insight into the life and work of one of the foremost pioneers in science education. The book will also make inspiring reading for postgraduate students of science education.


Critical Voices In Science Education Research

Author by : Jesse Bazzul
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book is a collection of narratives from a diverse array of science education researchers that elucidate some of the difficulties of becoming a science education researcher and/or science teacher educator, with the hope that through solidarity, commonality, and “telling the story”, justice-oriented science education researchers will feel more supported in their own journeys. Being a scholar and teacher that sees science education as a space for justice, and thinking/being different, entry into this disciplinary field often comes with tense moments and personal difficulties. The chapter authors of this book break into many painful, awkward, and seemingly nebulous topics, including the intersectional nuances of what it means to be a researcher in the contexts of epistemic rigidness, white supremacy, and neoliberal restructuring. Of course these contexts become different depending on how teachers, students, and researchers are constituted within them (as racialized/sexed/gendered/disposable/valued subjects). We hope that within these narratives readers will identify with similar struggles in terms of what it means to desire to “do good in the world”, while facing subtle and not-so-subtle institutional, personal cultural, and political challenges.


Contributions From Science Education Research

Author by : European Science Education Research Association. International Conference
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : In August 2005, over 500 international researchers from the field of science education met at the 5th European Science Education Research Association conference in Barcelona, Spain. Two of the main topics at this conference were: the decrease in the number of students interested in school science and concern about the worldwide outcomes of studies on students’ scientific literacy. At the conference, over 400 papers were presented, covering a wide range of topics relevant to science education research, such as evidence-based practice, teachers’ professional development, the role of ICT and multimedia, formal and informal learning environments, and argumentation and modelling in science education. This volume includes edited versions of 37 outstanding papers presented during the conference, including the lectures of the keynote speakers. They have been selected for their quality, variety and interest, and present a good overview of the field of science education research.