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Teaching and Learning in Science Series

Series Editor: Norman G. Lederman

The Teaching and Learning in Science Series brings together theoretical and practical scholarship emanating from a wide range of research approaches and paradigms on an equally wide variety of topics.

International concerns about the quality of the teaching and learning of science continue to increase across countries, states, provinces, and local communities with each round of international assessments. During a period of expansive reform in science education, it is especially important that the most current research in areas of critical concern be synthesized for use by both practitioners and researchers.

Proposals for authored or edited books are encouraged that address research and practice in the teaching and learning of science and/or any aspects of the current reforms in science education. The primary focus is the theoretical and practical importance of the problem being investigated. Equal consideration will be given to theoretically oriented and practitioner-oriented proposals. It is hoped that this series will generate as many critical questions as answers it may provide. Themes for prospective manuscripts may include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • the practicality of scientific literacy
  • science for "all" in urban and rural settings
  • scientific inquiry
  • nature of science
  • student misconceptions
  • conceptual change
  • teacher education
  • curriculum development
  • educational policy
  • high stakes testing
  • alternative teacher certification
  • apprenticeship models
  • curriculum integration
  • problem-based learning
  • special needs students and science reforms
  • teacher knowledge and beliefs
  • informal science education
  • classroom discourse
  • professional development
  • teacher/scientist collaborations
  • technology integration
  • equity and diversity within a climate of change

New and Published Books

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  1. Student Thinking and Learning in Science

    Perspectives on the Nature and Development of Learners' Ideas

    By Keith S. Taber

    Series: Teaching and Learning in Science Series

    This readable and informative survey of key ideas about students’ thinking in science builds a bridge between theory and practice by offering clear accounts from research, and showing how they relate to actual examples of students talking about widely taught science topics. Focused on secondary...

    Published April 25th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Aesthetic Experience in Science Education

    Learning and Meaning-Making as Situated Talk and Action

    By Per-Olof Wickman

    Series: Teaching and Learning in Science Series

    This book examines the role of aesthetic experience in learning science and in science education from the perspective of knowledge as action and language use. The theoretical underpinnings are based on the writings of John Dewey and Ludwig Wittgenstein. In their spirit aesthetics is examined as it...

    Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

    Issues, Reflections, and Ways Forward

    Edited by Léonie Rennie, Grady Venville, John Wallace

    Series: Teaching and Learning in Science Series

    How can curriculum integration of school science with the related disciplines of technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) enhance students’ skills and their ability to link what they learn in school with the world outside the classroom? Featuring actual case studies of teachers’ attempts to...

    Published May 11th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Rethinking the Way We Teach Science

    The Interplay of Content, Pedagogy, and the Nature of Science

    By Louis Rosenblatt

    Series: Teaching and Learning in Science Series

    Offering a fresh take on inquiry, this book draws on current research and theory in science education, literacy, and educational psychology, as well as the history and philosophy of science, to make its case for transforming the way science is taught. Re-thinking the Way We Teach Science addresses...

    Published November 8th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Exploring the Landscape of Scientific Literacy

    Edited by Cedric Linder, Leif Östman, Douglas A. Roberts, Per-Olof Wickman, Gaalen Ericksen, Allan MacKinnon

    Series: Teaching and Learning in Science Series

    Scientific literacy is part of national science education curricula worldwide. In this volume, an international group of distinguished scholars offer new ways to look at the key ideas and practices associated with promoting scientific literacy in schools and higher education. The goal is to open up...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Designing and Teaching the Elementary Science Methods Course

    By Sandra K. Abell, Ken Appleton, Deborah L. Hanuscin

    Series: Teaching and Learning in Science Series

    What do aspiring and practicing elementary science teacher education faculty need to know as they plan and carry out instruction for future elementary science teachers? This scholarly and practical guide for science teacher educators outlines the theory, principles, and strategies needed, and...

    Published February 12th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Interdisciplinary Language Arts and Science Instruction in Elementary Classrooms

    Applying Research to Practice

    Edited by Valarie L. Akerson

    Series: Teaching and Learning in Science Series

    This volume brings together evidence-based approaches to interdisciplinary language arts and science instruction. Firmly grounded in the research showing cognitive parallels between the two subjects, and reflecting the many recommendations in recent years for using interdisciplinary instruction at...

    Published July 19th 2007 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Re-Examining Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Science Education
    Edited by Amanda Berry, Pat Friedrichsen, John Loughran
    To Be Published April 15th 2015

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