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Science Education from People for People

Science Education from People for People Author Wolff-Michael Roth
ISBN-10 9781135844783
Release 2009-06-10
Pages 232
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Contributing to the social justice agenda of redefining what science is and what it means in the everyday lives of people, this book introduces science educators to various dimensions of viewing science and scientific literacy from the standpoint of the learner, engaged with real everyday concerns within or outside school; develops a new form of scholarship based on the dialogic nature of science as process and product; and achieves these two objectives in a readable but scholarly way. Opposing the tendency to teach and do research as if science, science education, and scientific literacy could be imposed from the outside, the authors want science education to be for people rather than strictly about how knowledge gets into their heads. Taking up the challenges of this orientation, science educators can begin to make inroads into the currently widespread irrelevance of science in the everyday lives of people. Utmost attention has been given to making this book readable by the people from whose lives the topics of the chapters emerge, all the while retaining academic integrity and high-level scholarship. Wolff Michael Roth has been awarded the Distinguished Contributions Award by The National Association for Research in Science Teaching, for his contributions to research in this field. He has also been elected to be the Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Fellow of the American Educational Research Association.

Feminist Science Education

Feminist Science Education Author Angela Calabrese Barton
ISBN-10 0807762938
Release 1998
Pages 156
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This volume presents a case for liberatory science education from a feminist perspective. Based on a two-year teacher-research study, Feminist Science Education questions and challenges how power and knowledge relationships position teachers, students, and science with and against one another in the classroom. Using stories about life in and out of the classroom, this book describes the impact that exploring this situated nature of science and teaching has for transforming science education.

The Re emergence of Values in Science Education

The Re emergence of Values in Science Education Author Deborah Corrigan
ISBN-10 9789087900359
Release 2007
Pages 288
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Issues relating to values have always had a place in the school science curriculum. Sometimes this has been only in terms of the inclusion of topics such as 'the nature of science' and/or 'scientific method' and/or particular intentions for laboratory work that relate to 'scientific method.' Sometimes it has been much broader, for example in curricula with STS emphases. Of importance to aspects of this proposal is that different countries/cultures have had different traditions in terms of the place of values in the school [science] curriculum. One obvious very broad difference of this form is the central place in [science] education thinking in many European countries of bildung, and the complete absence of this construct from most [science] curriculum thinking in English speaking contexts. There are numbers of such country/cultural differences. In the 1990s many countries moved towards various conceptualizations of Outcomes Based Education - OBE (sometimes so labelled and sometimes not). It was usual (but not universal) for OBE focused science curricula to have constrained views of the values that should be implicit and explicit in curriculum; that is views concerned only with 'the nature of science' and 'scientific method' (both usually seen as quite unproblematic). Currently there are a number of education systems that are changing again, and choosing to move away from Outcomes Based Education (for example, South Africa and several Australian states). One of the most interesting features of many of these movements is the re-embracing of a wider view of the science curriculum, including a reconsideration of the nature and place of the values associated with science in the purposes for and approaches to science education.

Evolution in Perspective

Evolution in Perspective Author Rodger W. Bybee
ISBN-10 9780873552349
Release 2004
Pages 99
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This collection comes from, and is developed for educators who deal with the controversy over evolution every day. From a practical standpoint, the book can help address the subject in the classroom and from a substantive standpoint, it provides a remarkable overview of the state of teaching evolution in America.

Science Education Science education and the formal curriculum

Science Education  Science  education  and the formal curriculum Author John K. Gilbert
ISBN-10 0415342260
Release 2006
Pages 456
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Examining Science Teaching in Elementary School from the Perspective of a Teacher and Learner

Examining Science Teaching in Elementary School from the Perspective of a Teacher and Learner Author Margery Osborne
ISBN-10 9781135637491
Release 2014-01-21
Pages 264
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Scientific and Religious Habits of Mind

Scientific and Religious Habits of Mind Author Ron Good
ISBN-10 0820471089
Release 2005
Pages 104
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The open, inquiring nature of science is fundamentally incompatible with the closed, authoritarian nature of most religious training. Reasons for rejection of personal god concepts by Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, and Bertrand Russell are used by this author to underline this incompatibility and to show how each of these important scientists came to reject organized religion. Conflicts between scientific and religious habits of mind are described and ideas for education are offered. Common assumptions about our natural environment and human nature are shown to be obstacles to scientific literacy and to a sound liberal education. Research on the nature of the relationship between scientific and religious habits of mind is proposed, recognizing the potential incompatibilities between these important influences in society.

Handbook of Research on Science Education

Handbook of Research on Science Education Author Norman G. Lederman
ISBN-10 9781136221972
Release 2014-07-11
Pages 970
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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.

Argumentation in Science Education

Argumentation in Science Education Author Sibel Erduran
ISBN-10 9781402066702
Release 2007-12-06
Pages 296
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Educational researchers are bound to see this as a timely work. It brings together the work of leading experts in argumentation in science education. It presents research combining theoretical and empirical perspectives relevant for secondary science classrooms. Since the 1990s, argumentation studies have increased at a rapid pace, from stray papers to a wealth of research exploring ever more sophisticated issues. It is this fact that makes this volume so crucial.

Engineering Education for Social Justice

Engineering Education for Social Justice Author Juan Lucena
ISBN-10 9789400763500
Release 2013-05-24
Pages 290
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Hoping to help transform engineering into a more socially just field of practice, this book offers various perspectives and strategies while highlighting key concepts and themes that help readers understand the complex relationship between engineering education and social justice. This volume tackles topics and scopes ranging from the role of Buddhism in socially just engineering to the blinding effects of ideologies in engineering to case studies on the implications of engineered systems for social justice. This book aims to serve as a framework for interventions or strategies to make social justice more visible in engineering education and enhance scholarship in the emerging field of Engineering and Social Justice (ESJ). This creates a ‘toolbox’ for engineering educators and students to make social justice a central theme in engineering education. ​

Mathematical Enculturation

Mathematical Enculturation Author Alan Bishop
ISBN-10 9789400926578
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 196
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Mathematics is in the unenviable position of being simultaneously one of the most important school subjects for today's children to study and one of the least well understood. Its reputation is awe-inspiring. Everybody knows how important it is and everybody knows that they have to study it. But few people feel comfortable with it; so much so that it is socially quite acceptable in many countries to confess ignorance about it, to brag about one's incompe tence at doing it, and even to claim that one is mathophobic! So are teachers around the world being apparently legal sadists by inflicting mental pain on their charges? Or is it that their pupils are all masochists, enjoying the thrill of self-inflicted mental torture? More seriously, do we really know what the reasons are for the mathematical activity which goes on in schools? Do we really have confidence in our criteria for judging what's important and what isn't? Do we really know what we should be doing? These basic questions become even more important when considered in the context of two growing problem areas. The first is a concern felt in many countries about the direction which mathematics education should take in the face of the increasing presence of computers and calculator-related technol ogy in society.

Hearings on Mathematics and Science Education

Hearings on Mathematics and Science Education Author United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education
ISBN-10 UOM:39015011598516
Release 1983
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Science vs Religion

Science vs  Religion Author Elaine Howard Ecklund
ISBN-10 9780199889402
Release 2010-05-06
Pages 240
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That the longstanding antagonism between science and religion is irreconcilable has been taken for granted. And in the wake of recent controversies over teaching intelligent design and the ethics of stem-cell research, the divide seems as unbridgeable as ever. In Science vs. Religion, Elaine Howard Ecklund investigates this unexamined assumption in the first systematic study of what scientists actually think and feel about religion. In the course of her research, Ecklund surveyed nearly 1,700 scientists and interviewed 275 of them. She finds that most of what we believe about the faith lives of elite scientists is wrong. Nearly 50 percent of them are religious. Many others are what she calls "spiritual entrepreneurs," seeking creative ways to work with the tensions between science and faith outside the constraints of traditional religion. The book centers around vivid portraits of 10 representative men and women working in the natural and social sciences at top American research universities. Ecklund's respondents run the gamut from Margaret, a chemist who teaches a Sunday-school class, to Arik, a physicist who chose not to believe in God well before he decided to become a scientist. Only a small minority are actively hostile to religion. Ecklund reveals how scientists-believers and skeptics alike-are struggling to engage the increasing number of religious students in their classrooms and argues that many scientists are searching for "boundary pioneers" to cross the picket lines separating science and religion. With broad implications for education, science funding, and the thorny ethical questions surrounding stem-cell research, cloning, and other cutting-edge scientific endeavors, Science vs. Religion brings a welcome dose of reality to the science and religion debates.

The Art of Exploration

The Art of Exploration Author Uli Weber
ISBN-10 9783848223640
Release 2013-05-22
Pages 164
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The upstream oil business is an important branch to employ people with geo-scientific education. Beyond clear geological HC-schoolbook-traps there is a certain gap between pure geosciences and a final G&G model in hydrocarbon exploration. The absolute knowledge of geosciences about Mother Earth will always remain on an intermediate level somewhere in between zero and hundred percent. Aiming from such trusted intermediate standpoint for a final scientific solution of a given exploratory problem, the number of possible G&G models would increase to infinity then. Geosciences provide the general technical platform for all exploratory tasks, but to achieve the final decision level for a monetary investment in hydrocarbon exploration a human filter must be added to this G&G technology. Such human filter consists of the personal experience of people and the solid technical brain trust of upstream oil companies. Solely this human filter could delimitate the number of possible scientific solutions in hydrocarbon exploration to just one final G&G model which has then to face the economic project hurdles and the exploratory risk. It’s a fully normal behaviour when human beings are permanently trying to avoid risks because we all have an immanent adherence to safeness. But in hydrocarbon exploration only those characters will be successful who could accept a failure to be a landmark on their way to success. The discrepancy amongst pure geosciences and the requirements of hydrocarbon exploration may be generally defined to be the gap in experience between a junior and a senior G&G position in the upstream oil business. This book aims to close this gap with a closer look on the basic requirements of hydrocarbon exploration. In addition, this book describes the general economic rules of the upstream oil business and tries to pass some practical information to the next generation of explorationists. At the very end, to become explorationists in the upstream oil branch, people with university degrees in Geology and Geophysics must learn to stand up again after having drilled a failed wildcat and fight for their next project chance in hydrocarbon exploration with the same unbowed belief.

Forefront Research on the Brain and Mind

Forefront Research on the Brain and Mind Author Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (U.S.)
ISBN-10 NAP:13399
Release 1984
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The Way of Science

The Way of Science Author Dennis R. Trumble
ISBN-10 9781616147563
Release 2013-07-16
Pages 375
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How science can convey a profound sense of wonder, connectedness, and optimism about the human condition. This book makes a compelling case that now more than ever the public at large needs to appreciate the critical-thinking tools that science has to offer and be educated in basic science literacy. The author emphasizes that the methods and facts of science are accessible to everyone, and that, contrary to popular belief, understanding science does not require extraordinary intelligence. He also notes that scientific rationality and critical thinking are not only good for our physical well-being but also are fully in sync with our highest moral codes. He illustrates the many ways in which the scientific worldview offers a profound sense of wonder, connectedness, and optimism about the human condition, an inspiring perspective that satisfies age-old spiritual aspirations. At a time of daunting environmental challenges and rampant misinformation, this book provides a welcome corrective and reason to hope for the future. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Handbook of Research on Science Teaching and Learning

Handbook of Research on Science Teaching and Learning Author Dorothy Gabel
ISBN-10 UOM:39015032953328
Release 1994
Pages 598
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Sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, this handbook provides a uniquely comprehensive and current survey of the best reasearch in science eduction complied by the most renowned researchers. More than summaries of findings, the content provides an assessment of the significance of research, evaluates new developments, and examines current conflicts, controversies, and issues in the major science disciplines: biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science.