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The Art of Teaching Science


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Figures, tables and snapshots Contributors About the editors Part 1 Understanding the Art of Teaching Science 1 What is science? 2 Facts, laws and theories: The three dimensions of science? 3 Constructivist and sociocultural theories of learning 4 Conceptual change teaching and learning Part 2 Implementing the Art of Teaching Science 5 Contemporary science curricula in Australian schools 6 Planning in secondary-school science 7 Principles of effective science teaching and learning 8 Science inquiry: Thinking and working like a scientist 9 Assessment, learning and teaching: A symbiotic relationship 10 Diversity and differentiation in science Part 3 Extending the Art of Teaching Science 11 A toolkit of additional teaching strategies and procedures 12 Science and safety inside and outside school laboratories 13 Teaching and learning science with digital technologies 14 Integrating STEM Index

About the Author

Vaille Dawson is Professor of Science Education at the University of Western Australia. Grady Venville is Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education) at the Australian National University. Jennifer Donovan is Lecturer in Science Education at the University of Southern Queensland. All three editors have many years' experience in teaching, researching and publishing in science education.


'It manages to strike the right balance between the abstract, theoretical, detailed, and practical, in a way that supports the reader to be critical and informed... This book will provide preservice teachers with a very handy reference as they progress through their degrees and well into their first years of teaching.' - Research in Science Education

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