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Research in Science Education in Europe - M. Bandiera

Research in Science Education in Europe

By: M. Bandiera (Editor), S. Caravita (Editor), E. Torracca (Editor), M. Vicentini (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th April 1999
ISBN: 9780792356998
Number Of Pages: 318

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This volume presents a "photograph" of the state of the art in Science Education Research in Europe as it has emerged from the first ESERA Conference held in Rome in September 1997. The Conference saw the participation of more than 280 researchers from European and some extra European countries distributed as follows U. K. 46 The Netherlands 10 Germany 35 Finland 9 Italy 28 Switzerland 6 Spain 26 Portugal 6 France 18 Israel 5 Sweden Argentina 15 3 Denmark 14 Australia 3 Greece 14 USA 3 Brasil 11 Others 18 Norway TOTAL 11 281 As it can be seen from the table, although the group from U. K. where research in science education has a well established tradition is the most consistent one, quite a large number of researchers has come from Germany and the Scandinavian countries, sign of the increasing attention these countries pay to scientific education at all levels. The presence of researchers from extraeuropean countries has allowed a comparison of experience over a wider basisthan the national one. The themes of research, identified a priori by the organizers as important, were: of the Art in Science Education Research (Biology, - The State Chemistry, Physics and Earth Science) - Science Teaching and Learning - Science, Science Teaching and Society - Teachers' Education and its Cultural Components The Scientific Committee of the Conference decided to publish a selection of the papers presented and we accepted the task of the editing.

Editors' Introduction
Presidential Addressp. 1
State of Art of Biology Didactic Research in Europe - An Overviewp. 7
Opacity of Radiography, Perplexity of Teachers and Pupils in Primary Schoolp. 15
A Longitudinal Study of Pupils' Understanding of Conditions for Life, Growth and Decompositionp. 23
Plant, Animal or Thief? Solving Problems under the Microscopep. 31
Biology Students' Forming and Justifying of Opinions on Predictive Genetic Testing. Towards a Practicable and Effective Training Strategyp. 41
The State of Art in Research in Chemistry Educationp. 49
Understanding Energy in Nature and Society - What Conception do Swedish Ninth Graders Have?p. 57
The Use of Van Hiele Levels as a Tool in the Development of Curricula for Science Educationp. 65
Problems of Communication in Chemistry Classesp. 73
Using Methaphors for Learning to Develop Metacognition in Chemistry Studentsp. 81
Is an Iron Atom Made of Iron?p. 89
Physics Educators and Physicist: Two Communities Apart?p. 97
Students and the Wave Geometrical Model of the Wave Propagation in a Three Dimensional Mediump. 103
How to Deal with the Concept of Mechanical Energy in Dissipative Systems? A Study on Conceptual Development of First-Year Students in Mozambiquep. 113
Problem Solving in School Physics: A Metacognitively Developed Field Studyp. 123
Can Untraditional Learning Methods used in Physics Help Girls to be More Interested and Achieve more in this Subject?p. 133
Learning in Basic Electricity: How do Motivation, Cognitive Factors and Classroom Climate Influence Achievement in Physics?p. 141
Teaching Earth Science Todayp. 149
From Naive Representations to Scientific Concepts: A Cognitive Survey in the Domain of Earth Sciencep. 157
Learning Science in the Laboratory: Issues raised by the European Project 'Labwork in Science Education'p. 165
Generating and Using Information at the Elementary School Level: An Important Dimension of Environmental Education. A Projectp. 175
Research Based Evaluation in HOCS-Oriented Science Education and Curriculum Developmentp. 183
Key Evidence in Testing Hypothesisp. 193
Case Studies on Innovative Types of Labwork in Science Educationp. 201
Individual Learning Processes. A Research Programme with Focus on the Complexity of Situated Cognitionp. 209
Scientific Languages and Common Knowledge: Is Cultural Integration Possible?p. 217
Science Education and the Popularisation of Science in the New Europep. 225
Nature of Physics - Teachers' Viewsp. 235
School Science-Real Science? Personal Knowledge, Authentic Science and Student Research Projectsp. 245
School Reform in Italy: Orientation as a Key Aspect for Science Teaching Innovationp. 253
Dilemmas related to Teacher Training for Science Education and Pupils' Action Competence (The MUVIN Project)p. 263
A Framework for Learning to Teach Sciences in Initial Primary Teacher Educationp. 273
Teacher Education in Greece: Constructivist Attempts in a Nonconstructivist Environmentp. 281
Learning to Teach Sciences. Problem Solving as a Context for Learningp. 291
When does Normative Scientific Behaviour Start?p. 299
Author Indexp. 305
Subject Indexp. 313
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ISBN: 9780792356998
ISBN-10: 0792356993
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 30th April 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.43

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