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The purpose of this book is to establish a broader context for rethinking science learning and teaching by using cultural historical activity theoretic approach. Activity theory already steps in its third generation and only a few works have been done on its applications to science education, especially in Europe.
A Framework for K-12 Science Education outlines a broad set of expectations for students in science and engineering in grades K-12. These expectations will inform the development of new standards for K-12 science education and, subsequently, revisions to curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development for educators. This book identifies three dimensions that convey the core ideas and practices around which science and engineering education in these grades should be built.
Improving Urban Science Education strives to recognize and understand the successes that exist there by systematically documenting seven years of research into issues salient to teaching and learning in urban high school science classes. Grounded in the post structuralism of William Sewell and brought to life through the experiences of different students, teachers, and school settings in Philadelphia this book shows how teachers and students can work together to enact meaningful science education when social and cultural differences as well as inappropriate curricula often make the challenges seem insurmountable.
The lingo of learning : 88 education terms every science teacher should know. The book’s chapters cover teaching techniques, learning theories, research concepts, and even the nature of science. Although this is a useful reference for a quick definition, you’ll be drawn into reading entire chapters and come away with a deeper understanding.
The Young Child as a Scientist stresses that children have wonderful ideas together, through collaboration. Chaill emphasizes on social constructivism incorporates the ideas of Vygotsky and others who clarify the social and cultural context in which theory-building occurs. The book includes numerous activities that examine the child as a theory builder and establish a constructivist curriculum that involves the children in actually doing science. Early childhood educators. "