Section 1: Learning. Editors: R. Duit, D.F. Treagust.
1.1. Learning in Science: From Behaviourism Towards Social Constructivism and Beyond; R. Duit, D.F. Treagust. 1.2. New Perspectives on Language in Science; C. Sutton. 1.3. Cultural Aspects of Learning Science; W.W. Cobern, G.S. Aikenhead. 1.4. Learning Science Through Models and Modelling; J.K. Gilbert, C.J. Boulter. 1.5. Learning About Science Teaching: Perspectives From an Action Research Project; P.H. Scott, R.H. Driver. 1.6. Scientific Inquiry Within Reach of Young Children; K.E. Metz. 1.7. Theories of Knowledge Acquisition; C.A. Chinn, W.F. Brewer. 1.8. The Epistemology of Students: The 'Thingified' Nature of Scientific Knowledge; J. Désautels, M. Larochelle.
Section 2: Teaching. Editor: K. Tobin.
2.1. Issues and Trends in the Teaching of Science; K. Tobin. 2.2. A View of Quality in Teaching; J.R. Baird. 2.3. Teaching and Learning as Everyday Activity; W.-M. Roth. 2.4. Teaching for Understanding in Pre-Secondary Science; W. Harlen. 2.5. Teaching for Conceptual Change; P.W. Hewson, et al. 2.6. The Role of Routine Problem Tasks in Science Teaching; P. Hobden. 2.7. The Complexity of Chemistry and Implications for Teaching; D. Gabel. 2.8. The School Science Laboratory: Historical Perspectives and Contexts for Contemporary Teaching; V.N. Lunetta.
Section 3: Educational Technology. Editor: M.C. Linn.
3.1. The Impact of Technology on Science Instruction: HistoricalTrends and Current Opportunities; M.C. Linn. 3.2. Computer Microworlds and Scientific Inquiry: An Alternative Approach to Science Education; B.Y. White. 3.3. Realising Authentic Science Learning through the Adaptation of Scientific Practice; D.C. Edelson. 3.4. Can Technology Bring Students Closer to Science? N. Butler Songer. 3.5. Problem-Based Macro Contexts in Science Instruction: Design Issues and Applications; R.D. Sherwood, et al. 3.6. Using Technology to Support Students' Artefact Construction in Science; M. Wisnudel Spitulnik, et al. 3.7. Integration of Experimenting and Modelling by Advanced Educational Technology: Examples from Nuclear Physics; H.P. Schecker. 3.8. Where You Want IT, When You Want IT: The Role of Portable Computers in Science Education; A.E. McFarlane, Y. Friedler.
Section 4: Curriculum. Editor: J. van den Akker.
4.1. The Science Curriculum: Between Ideals and Outcomes; J. van den Akker. 4.2. Cooperative Learning in the Science Curriculum; R. Lazarowitz, R. Hertz-Lazarowitz. 4.3. Curriculum Change in Science: Riding the Waves of Reform; J. Wallace, W. Louden. 4.4. Science Curriculum: Transforming Goals to Practices; R.W. Bybee, N. Ben-Zvi. 4.5. Integrated Science and Mathematics Education: Evolution and Implications of a Theoretical Model; D.F. Berlin, A.L. White. 4.6. The Learning Cycle Approach as a Strategy for Instruction in Science; M.R. Abraham.
Section 5: Learning Environments. Editor: B. Fraser.
5.1. Science Learning Environments: Assessment, Effects and D
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