Handbook of Research on Science Education, Volume II, Volume 2
Norman G. Lederman, Sandra K. Abell
Routledge, Jul 11, 2014 - Education - 970 pages
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.
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Given the centrality of self-regulation of mental structures in Piaget's ... understanding the nature of scientific models) were found to pose major ...
and mental world are different and independent—and takes care of Piaget's ... evolution), principles (e.g., Newton's laws), and models (e.g., models of the ...
... initially and that more sophisticated instructional models were needed. ... processes, and mental states) within abstract hierarchical trees and the ...
... be constructed . . . that only exist in mental models. For example, a Newtonian object is a point mass moving in an idealized Euclidean space” (p. 178).
Models and Modeling Phase Two research also began to examine the role of models and ... A model can be internal, in the form of a mental model, or external, ...
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Handbook of Research on Science Education, Volume 1
Sandra K. Abell,Norman G. Lederman
Limited preview - 2007