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Rethinking the Place of Context in Science Education (Hardcover) (Debbie Corrigan & Alister Jones &
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This book contributes to science education by bringing together the key ideas expressed under the banner of context-based teaching and learning approaches, which are considered using two new frameworks: ways of knowing and ways of acting. These two frameworks for what it means to teach and learn science using contexts are similar in structure as they highlight how different continua of ideas interact. In addition, common to both frameworks is the dimension of what is known, ranging from individual concepts to the big ideas of science. However, the ways of knowing framework is about how you know the science, whether it is individual concepts or big ideas, and how this understanding can be represented: as simple applications, or as complex contexts. In contrast, the second framework considers how knowledge is deployed in action. Here, one dimension again represents a continuum of knowledge from individual concepts through to big ideas. The second dimension ranges from technical language at the simplest level, where an individual has learnt the technical language of science but is unable to deploy this to wider social issues, through to the complex notion of scientific literacy. Chapters within the book, in turn, consider the wide range of context-based approaches that exist within science education internationally, introduce the ways of knowing and ways of acting frameworks, and consider how these might be used to guide planning and analysis of context-based science education programmes from the lenses of learning, teaching, curriculum and policy and some large models that are being used internationally.
Number of Pages: 200
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Debbie Corrigan & Alister Jones & Cathy Buntting
Street Date: April 5, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-0845
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