Teaching Science in Out-of-School Settings: Pedagogies for Effective Learning by Junqing ZhaiTeaching Science in Out-of-School Settings: Pedagogies for Effective Learning by Junqing Zhai

Teaching Science in Out-of-School Settings: Pedagogies for Effective Learning

byJunqing Zhai

Hardcover | September 21, 2015

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This book explores pedagogical approaches used by informal science educators and botanic garden educators in particular, when teaching science to visiting students (7-12 years old). More specifically, it draws on the sociocultural perspective of learning, and highlights the importance of discourse in learning processes. It examines the interactions between four botanic garden educators (BGEs) and their students, focusing on how the students' contributions to the talk are followed up on by the BGEs. Moreover, it includes an investigation into which kinds of teaching behaviours on the part of BGEs can best support learning.
Dr. Junqing Zhai is an assistant professor at the Department of Education, Zhejiang University, China. He received his Ph.D. from King's College London, UK. His doctoral thesis focused on the pedagogical practices of professional botanic garden educators when communicating plant-based science to visiting children. From 2011-2014, Junqi...
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Title:Teaching Science in Out-of-School Settings: Pedagogies for Effective LearningFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.03 inPublished:September 21, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9812875905

ISBN - 13:9789812875907

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction.- Chapter 2 Botanic Gardens as Teaching and Learning Environments.- Chapter 3 A Sociocultural Perspective of Teaching and Learning in Formal and Informal Science Settings.- Chapter 4 Research Design and Methodologies.- Chapter 5 Multiple Perspectives of Botanic Garden Educators' Pedagogical Practices.- Chapter 6 The Pedagogical Behaviours of Botanic Garden Educators.- Chapter 7 Discussion, Reflections and Implications.