Good Practice in Science Teaching: What Research Has to Say: What research has to say by Jonathan OsborneGood Practice in Science Teaching: What Research Has to Say: What research has to say by Jonathan Osborne

Good Practice in Science Teaching: What Research Has to Say: What research has to say

byJonathan Osborne, Justin Dillon

Paperback | April 16, 2010

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"The book has wide appeal in that the issues investigated - for example, the nature of science, practical work, the role of language, of technology and formative and summative assessment - are relevant and pertinent to science teachers' work in all school systems."
Professor David F Treagust, Curtin University of Technology, Australia

This new edition of Good Practice in Science Teaching offers a comprehensive overview of the major areas of research and scholarship in science education.

Each chapter summarizes the research work and evidence in the field, and discusses its significance, reliability and implications for the practice of science teaching.

Thoroughly revised throughout, the new edition includes:

  • Three new chapters covering: the learning of science in informal contexts; teacher professional development; and technology-mediated learning
  • Updates to every chapter, reflecting the changes and developments in science education
  • Further reading sections at the end of each chapterEach chapter has been written by science education researchers with national or international reputations. Each topic is approached in a straight-forward manner and is written in a concise and readable style.

    This invaluable guide is ideal for science teachers of children of all ages, and others who work in teaching and related fields. It is an essential text for teachers in training and those studying for higher degrees.

    Contributors: Philip Adey, Paul Black, Maria Evagorou, John Gilbert, Melissa Glackin, Christine Harrison, Jill Hohenstein, Heather King, Alex Manning, Robin Millar, Natasha Serret, Shirley Simon, Julian Swain, Mary Webb.

Jonathan Osborne is the Shriram Family Professor of Science Education at Stanford University, USA. He started his career teaching physics in London schools before joining King's College London, UK in 1985 where he worked until 2008 before moving to Stanford. Justin Dillon is Professor of Science and Environmental Education and ...
Title:Good Practice in Science Teaching: What Research Has to Say: What research has to sayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.06 × 6.02 × 0.83 inPublished:April 16, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0335238580

ISBN - 13:9780335238583

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Research matters?

Science teachers, science teaching: Issues and challenges

How science works: What is the nature of scientific reasoning and what do we know about students' understanding?

Science for citizenship

Thinking about learning: Learning in science

Science teaching and cognitive acceleration

Practical work

The role of language in the learning and teaching of science

Technology mediated learning

Formative assessment in science

Summative assessment: Gold or glitter?

Students' attitudes to science

Supporting science learning in out-of-school contexts

Supporting the development of effective science teachers