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Title Quality teaching in primary science education : cross-cultural perspectives / Mark W. Hackling, Jorg Ramseger, Hsiao-Lan Sharon Chen, editors
Published Switzerland : Springer, [2017]
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Contents EQUALPRIME: A Foreword: In Celebrationof the Cross-Country Researcher; References; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Contributors; Part I: Introduction to the Research Project; Chapter 1: An Overview of€the€EQUALPRIME Project, Its History and€Research Design; The Project's History; Research Questions; The Science Education Context; The Special Focus of€EQUALPRIME; Research Design; Sampling; Data Collection; Data Sharing; Analysis; International Team Meetings; School Visits; Data Protection Agreements; Methodological Challenges; Summary; References
Chapter 2: Social and€Cultural Factors Framing the€Teaching and€Learning of€Primary Science in€Australia, Germany and€Taiwan Introduction; Purpose; Australia; Structure of€Schooling; Australian Values and€Educational Philosophy; Australian Science Curriculum and€Assessment; School Governance and€the€Role of€Parents; Teachers and€Teacher Education; Typical Science Classrooms; Germany; Structure of€Schooling; German Values and€Educational Philosophy; German Science Curriculum and€Assessment; School Governance and€the€Role of€Parents; Teachers and€Teacher Education
Factors Influencing Choices About Classroom Settings Discussion and€Conclusions; References; Chapter 5: Inquiry Teaching and€Learning: Forms, Approaches, and€Embedded Views Within and€Across Cultures; Background; Case Studies of€Inquiry into Levers; Inquiry Through€Peer and€Teacher Dialogue in€Ms Lennard and€Mr Arnold's Class, Germany; Inquiry Through€Teacher Elicitation and€Dialogue with€Constructive Activities in€Mr Roberts' Class, Australia; Inquiry Through€Teacher Enacted Instructional Dialogues in€Ms Paulin's Class, Taiwan; Discussion
The 'School as€a€Workshop' (Célestin Freinet) The Room as€'Third Educator' (Reggio Pedagogy); Case Study 1: Mr Roberts' Room (Australia); Case Study 2: Ms Lennard's Room (Germany); Case Study 3: Ms Hong's Classrooms (Taiwan); Description; Analysis; Conclusions; References; Chapter 4: Variation in€Whole Class, Small Group and€Individual Student Work Within and€Across Cultures; Background; Methods; Analysis of€Video Data; Definitions of€WCA, SGA, ISA and€NIT; Analysis of€Interview Data; Results; Teachers' Use of€Instructional Time
Typical Science Classrooms Taiwan; Structure of€Schooling; Educational Values and€Philosophy; School Governance and€the€Role of€Parents; Science Curriculum and€Assessment; Teachers and€Teacher Education; Typical Science Classrooms; Discussion and€Conclusions; References; Part II: Case Study Analyses; Chapter 3: Physical Learning Environments for€Science Education: An€Ethnographic Field Study of€Primary Classrooms in€Australia, Germany and€Taiwan; Introduction; Theoretical Framing of€Our Study; The 'Prepared Environment' (Maria Montessori)
Summary "This edited volume explores how primary school teachers create rich opportunities for science learning, higher order thinking and reasoning, and how the teaching of science in Australia, Germany and Taiwan is culturally framed. It draws from the international and cross-cultural science education study EQUALPRIME: Exploring quality primary education in different cultures: A cross-national study of teaching and learning in primary science classrooms. Video cases of Year 4 science teaching were gathered by research teams based at Edith Cowan University, Deakin University, the Freie Universität Berlin, the National Taiwan Normal University and the National Taipei University of Education. Meetings of these research teams over a five year period at which data were shared, analysed and interpreted have revealed significant new insights into the social and cultural framing of primary science teaching, the complexities of conducting cross-cultural video-based research studies, and the strategies and semiotic resources employed by teachers to engage students in reasoning and meaning making. The book's purpose is to disseminate the new insights into quality science teaching and how it is framed in different cultures; methodological advancements in the field of video-based classroom research in cross-cultural settings; and, implications for practice, teacher education and research"--Provided by publisher
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Subject Science -- Study and teaching (Primary)
Science -- Study and teaching (Primary) -- Cross-cultural studies.
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Chen, Hsiao-Lan Sharon, editor
Hackling, Mark, editor
Ramseger, Jörg, editor
ISBN 3319443836 (electronic bk.)
9783319443836 (electronic bk.)