Science Education For Citizenship

McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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This innovative book explores the effective teaching and learning of issues relating to the impact of science in society. Research case studies are used to examine the advantages and problems as science teachers try new learning approaches, including ethical analysis, use of media-reports, peer-group decision-making discussions and community projects.
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About the author

Mary Ratcliffe is a senior lecturer in Science Education at the University of Southampton, teaching on PCGE, Masters and research programmes. Prior to this she taught chemistry and science in schools in East Anglia. Her research interests are in pupils' and teachers' reactions to socio-scientific issues, the understanding of the nature of science and the development of effective learning and assessment practice.

Marcus Grace is a lecturer in Science Education and Environmental Education at the University of Southampton, teaching on undergraduate, PCGE and Masters programmes. Prior to this he taught biology and science at schools in London. His main research interests are in young people's knowledge and views on biological conservation issues, and the science underpinning education for biodiversity, sustainability and citizenship.
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Publisher
McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Published on
Jul 1, 2003
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Pages
190
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ISBN
9780335227549
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / Science & Technology
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Before your students can discover accurate science, you need to uncover the preconceptions they already have. This book helps pinpoint what your students know (or think they know) so you can monitor their learning and adjust your teaching accordingly. Loaded with classroom-friendly features you can use immediately, the book is comprised of 25 "probes", brief, easily administered activities designed to determine your students' thinking on 44 core science topics (grouped by light, sound, matter, gravity, heat and temperature, life science, and Earth and space science).

The probes are invaluable formative assesment tools to use before you begin teaching a topic or unit. The detailed teacher materials that accompany each probe review science content, give connections to National Science Education Standards and Benchmarks; present developmental considerations; summarize relevant research on learning; and suggest instructional approaches for elementary, middle, and high school students. Other books may discuss students' general misconceptions about scientific thinking about scientific ideas. Only this one provides probes, single, reproducible sheets, you can use to determine students' thinking about, for example, photosynthesis, moon phases, conservation of matter, reflections, chemical change, and cells. Each probe has been field-tested with hundreds of students across multiple grade levels, so they're proven effective for helping your students reexamine and further develop their understanding of science concepts.

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