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The Content Of Science : A Constructivist Approach To Its Teaching And learning - Peter J. Fensham

The Content Of Science

A Constructivist Approach To Its Teaching And learning

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Published: 21st January 1994
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A group of science educators with experience of being involoved in curriculum development, and in conducting extensive research on many aspects of teaching and learning science, have combined their findings in this volume. Each author has conducted research into his or her own area of science education and presents the implications of this research for a specific area of science teaching. The experiences of members of the Monash Children's Science Group; specifically three primary teachers and one biology teacher, have also been included so as to present the voices of teachers for whom writing a personal account of their teaching is often an unappealing task.

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Preface
Introductionp. 1
Science Content and Constructivist Views of Learning and Teachingp. 1
Constructivism: Some Historyp. 9
Beginning to Teach Chemistryp. 14
Generative Science Teachingp. 29
Constructivism, Re-constructivism and Task-orientated Problem-solvingp. 39
Structures, Force and Stability. Design a Playground (Year 6)p. 59
Pupil's Understanding Magnetism in a Practical Assessment Context: The Relationship Between Content, Process and Progressionp. 80
Preamble to Chapters 7, 8 and 9: Approaches to Teaching Primary School Sciencep. 98
Primary Science in an Integrated Curriculump. 100
Digging into Science - A Unit Developed for a Year 5 Classp. 112
Year 3: Research into Sciencep. 121
The Importance of Specific Science Content in the Enhancement of Metacognitionp. 131
The Constructivist Paradigm and Some Implications for Science Content and Pedagogyp. 147
Making High-tech Micrographs Meaningful to the Biology Studentp. 161
Year 9 Bodiesp. 177
Learning and Teaching Energyp. 185
Working from Children's Ideas: Planning and Teaching a Chemistry Topic from a Constructivist Perspectivep. 201
States of Matter - Pedagogical Sequence and Teaching Strategies Based on Cognitive Researchp. 221
Pedagogical Outcomes of Research in Science Education: Examples in Mechanics and Thermodynamicsp. 237
Dimensions of Contentp. 255
Postscriptp. 263
Notes on Contributorsp. 265
Author Indexp. 270
Subject Indexp. 274
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ISBN: 9780750702218
ISBN-10: 0750702214
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 21st January 1994
Publisher: FALMER PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.9 x 17.27  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1