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Good Practice in Science Teaching: What Research Has to Say

edited by Jonathan Osborne and Justin Dillon
Call Number: Q181 G646 2010
Status: Checked out

Table of Contents: amazon.com

From the Back Cover:

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 chapter
  • Each 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.

    National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science

    “The aim of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science is to promote the development and dissemination of innovative materials and sound educational practices for case teaching in the sciences. Our website provides access to an award-winning library of case materials …”

    Affiliation: University at Buffalo
    Date accessed: 10 November 2010
    Available at: http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/projects/cases/case.html