Improving science education : the contribution of research / edited by Robin Millar, John Leach, and Jonathan Osborne.Material type: TextPublication details: Buckingham : Philadelphia : Open University Press, 2000.Description: viii, 366 p. ill. ; 24 cmISBN:
- 371.5 21 R655
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1. Part one: researching teaching and learning science: why things fall; evidence and warrants for belief in a college astronomy course; designing teaching situations in the secondary school; formative assessment and science education: amodel and theorizing; national evaluation for the improvement of science teaching; learning to teach science in the primary school; manag-ing science teachers' development; status as the hallmark of conceptual learning; analysing discourse in the science classroom. Part two: reviewing the role and purpose of science in the school curriculum; providing suitable content in the 'science for all' curriculum; interesting all children in 'science for all'; making the nature of science explicit; shifting the paradigm on 'science for all'; science, views about science, and pluralistic science education; renegotiating the culture of school science. Part three: researching science education; research programmes and the student science learning literature; goals, methods and achievements of research in science education; didactics of science - the forgotten dimension in science education research?; policy, practice and research - the case of testing and assessment.