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Author Fensham, Peter J.

Title The content of science : a constructivist approach to its teaching and learning / Peter J. Fensham, Richard F. Gunstone, Richard T. White
Published Bristol, Pa. : Falmer Press, 1994
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 278 pages)
Contents The Content of Science: A constructivist approach to its teaching and learning; Copyright; Contents; Figures and Tables; Preface; Chapter 1: Introduction:; Part I. Science Content and Constructivist Views of Learning and Teaching; Part II. Constructivism: Some History; Chapter 2: Beginning to Teach Chemistry; Chapter 3: Generative Science Teaching; Chapter 4: Constructivism, Re-constructivism and Task-orientated Problem-solving; Chapter 5: Structures, Force and Stability. Design a Playground (Year 6)
Chapter 12: Making High-tech Micrographs Meaningful to the Biology StudentChapter 13: Year 9 Bodies; Chapter 14: Learning and Teaching Energy; Chapter 15: Working from Children's Ideas: Planning and Teaching a Chemistry Topic from a Constructivist Perspective; Chapter 16: States of Matter -- Pedagogical Sequence and Teaching Strategies Based on Cognitive Research; Chapter 17: Pedagogical Outcomes of Research in Science Education: Examples in Mechanics and Thermodynamics; Chapter 18: Dimensions of Content; Postscript; Notes on Contributors; Author Index; Subject Index
Chapter 6: Pupils' Understanding Magnetism in a Practical Assessment Context: The Relationship Between Content, Process and ProgressionPreamble to Chapters 7, 8 and 9: Approaches to Teaching Primary School Science; Chapter 7: Primary Science in an Integrated Curriculum; Chapter 8: Digging into Science -- A Unit Developed for a Year 5 Class; Chapter 9: Year 3: Research into Science; Chapter 10: The Importance of Specific Science Content in the Enhancement of Metacognition; Chapter 11: The Constructivist Paradigm and Some Implications for Science Content and Pedagogy
Summary A group of science educators with experience of being involoved in curriculum development, and in conducting extensive research on many aspects of teaching and learning science, have combined their findings in this volume.; Each author has conducted research into his or her own area of science education and presents the implications of this research for a specific area of science teaching. The experiences of members of the Monash Children's Science Group; specifically three primary teachers and one biology teacher, have also been included so as to present the voices of teachers for whom writin
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Constructivism (Education)
Educational psychology.
Science -- Study and teaching.
Form Electronic book
Author Gunstone, Richard F.
White, Richard T. (Richard Thomas)
ISBN 1136364161 (electronic bk.)
9781136364167 (electronic bk.)