New PDF release: Constructing Worlds through Science Education: The Selected

By John K. Gilbert

ISBN-10: 0203698770

ISBN-13: 9780203698778

ISBN-10: 0415352177

ISBN-13: 9780415352178

ISBN-10: 0415352185

ISBN-13: 9780415352185

The world over well known and award-winning author John Gilbert has spent the final thirty years learning, considering and writing approximately a few of the central and enduring concerns in technology schooling. He has contributed over twenty books and four hundred articles to the sphere and is Editor-in-Chief of the overseas magazine of technological know-how schooling. For the 1st time he brings jointly 16 of his key writings in a single quantity. This exact e-book highlights vital shifts in emphasis in technology schooling learn, the influence of important participants and issues of nationwide and foreign challenge. All this is often interwoven within the following 4 topics: clarification, types and modeling in technological know-how schooling pertaining to technology schooling and expertise schooling casual schooling in technological know-how and know-how replacement conceptions and technological know-how schooling.  

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We distinguish between the provision of a situation, which is an object, the development of a context, which the visitor creates by actively engaging with an object, and a narrative, where the visitor links a context to some ongoing aspect of their lives. To be most educationally effective, the situations provided must be as strongly linked to the narratives of ‘the public’ as possible. We then discuss the extent, scope and limitations of the various types of situation that are provided in informal science and technology education: books, newspapers and magazines, television, live shows and lectures, museums and interactive science and technology centres.

Children’s science and its consequences for teaching’. Science Education, 1982, 66(4): 623–633. , Boulter, C. and Rutherford, M. ’ International Journal of Science Education, 1998, 20(1): 83–97. Justi, R. K. ‘A cause of ahistorical science teaching: use of hybrid models’. Science Education, 1999, 83(2): 163–177. Justi, R. K. ‘History and philosophy of science through models: the case of chemical kinetics’. Science and Education, 1999, 8:287–307. Justi, R. K. ‘Modelling, teachers’ views on the nature of modelling and implications for the education of modellers’.

It is the latter investigation (Rutherford 1995) which is used as the source of the examples and exemplars in this paper. For that reason, the content area running through the text is ‘light and colour’. Other areas could as appropriately have been used. The outcomes of this investigation, when combined with our previous work in the area of models (Boulter and Gilbert 1996), led us to conduct a broad enquiry into the role of models in scientific explanations. This study drew on a diverse literature, including that of the history and philosophy of science, as well as that of cognitive and social psychology.

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