Summary Book Review Learning from Animations in Science Education by Len Unsworth:
Download or read book Learning from Animations in Science Education written by Len Unsworth and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-11-10 with total page 325 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines educational semiotics and the representation of knowledge in school science. It discusses the strategic integration of animation in science education. It explores how learning through the creation of science animations takes place, as well as how animation can be used in assessing student’s science learning. Science education animations are ubiquitous in a variety of different online sites, including perhaps the most popularly accessed YouTube site, and are also routinely included as digital augmentations to science textbooks. They are popular with students and teachers and are a prominent feature of contemporary science teaching. The proliferation of various kinds of science animations and the ready accessibility of sophisticated resources for creating them have emphasized the importance of research into various areas: the nature of the semiotic construction of knowledge in the animation design, the development of critical interpretation of available animations, the strategic selection and use of animations to optimize student learning, student creation of science animations, and using animation in assessing student science learning. This book brings together new developments in these research agendas to further multidisciplinary perspectives on research to enhance the design and pedagogic use of animation in school science education. Chapter 1 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.
Summary Book Review Science and Drama: Contemporary and Creative Approaches to Teaching and Learning by Peta J White:
Download or read book Science and Drama: Contemporary and Creative Approaches to Teaching and Learning written by Peta J White and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-12-03 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited volume presents interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to drama and science in education. Drawing on a solid basis of research, it offers theoretical backgrounds, showcases rich examples, and provides evidence of improved student learning and engagement. The chapters explore various connections between drama and science, including: students’ ability to engage with science through drama; dramatising STEM; mutuality and inter-relativity in drama and science; dramatic play-based outdoor activities; and creating embodied, aesthetic and affective learning experiences. The book illustrates how drama education draws upon contemporary issues and their complexity, intertwining with science education in promoting scientific literacy, creativity, and empathetic understandings needed to interpret and respond to the many challenges of our times. Findings throughout the book demonstrate how lessons learned from drama and science education can remain discrete yet when brought together, contribute to deeper, more engaged and transformative student learning.
Summary Book Review Multiple Literacy and Science Education: ICTs in Formal and Informal Learning Environments by Rodrigues, Susan:
Download or read book Multiple Literacy and Science Education: ICTs in Formal and Informal Learning Environments written by Rodrigues, Susan and published by IGI Global. This book was released on 2009-12-31 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This book explores various learning mediums and their consequences within a classroom context to synchronize understanding within the schooling fields"--Provided by publisher.
Summary Book Review Methodological Approaches to STEM Education Research Volume 2 by Peta J. White:
Download or read book Methodological Approaches to STEM Education Research Volume 2 written by Peta J. White and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2021-08-27 with total page 355 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The COVID-19 pandemic has likely changed the mathematics, health and environmental education research landscape in profound and long-lasting ways. As such, more than ever, there is a need to creatively and critically think about how we design research and for what purposes. This necessitates a considered and robust discussion about educational research theory, method, and methodology to ensure that our research continues to impact practice in valuable ways. This book maps out some of these key challenges and opportunities as we collectively enter a post-COVID-19 world in which method and methodology need to be appreciated as much as research findings. Topics explored here range from big-picture issues in STEM Education research, through perspectives on design-based research, to questions of analysis, complexity, the Delphi method, and ethical dilemmas.
Summary Book Review Learning with Animation by Richard Lowe:
Download or read book Learning with Animation written by Richard Lowe and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2008 with total page 403 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the effectiveness of electronic-based learning materials by a team of international experts.
Summary Book Review Using ICT in Inquiry-Based Science Education by Geraldo W. Rocha Fernandes:
Download or read book Using ICT in Inquiry-Based Science Education written by Geraldo W. Rocha Fernandes and published by Springer. This book was released on 2019-05-21 with total page 97 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book analyzes the main Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) used in science education and the main theoretical approaches that support science education mediated by ICT in order to show how digital technologies can be employed in Inquiry-Based Science Education. It presents the results of a comprehensive review of studies focusing both on the use and effects of digital technologies in science education and on the different theoretical approaches that support the use of ICTs in science teaching.By doing so, the book provides a useful summary of the current research in the field and a strong analysis of its limitations. It concludes that there are few studies that report strategies and didactics for the practical use of ICT in science classes and that the use of ICT in science education can’t be seen as an isolated action without a theoretical basis to support it. Based on these conclusions, the volume identifies the main ICTs used in inquiry activities, the main steps in inquiry activities used in science education and their approaches to the use of ICT. It shows that the use of ICT in Inquiry-Based Science Education allows students to develop more active work styles, improved attitudes towards science, better conceptual and theoretical understanding, improved reasoning, better modelling capabilities, and improved teamwork, along with improvements in other abilities. Using ICT in Inquiry-Based Science Education will be a valuable resource for science teachers and science teacher educators looking for an introductory text that presents an overview of the scientific research analyzing the implementation of digital technologies in science teaching and that provides useful insights to all educators interested in using digital technologies to introduce their students in the world of scientific inquiry and research.
Author :David F. Treagust Publisher :Springer Science & Business Media Release Date :2013-02-01 ISBN 10 :9789400741928 Pages :390 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.4/5 (192 users download)
Summary Book Review Multiple Representations in Biological Education by David F. Treagust:
Download or read book Multiple Representations in Biological Education written by David F. Treagust and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2013-02-01 with total page 390 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This new publication in the Models and Modeling in Science Education series synthesizes a wealth of international research on using multiple representations in biology education and aims for a coherent framework in using them to improve higher-order learning. Addressing a major gap in the literature, the volume proposes a theoretical model for advancing biology educators’ notions of how multiple external representations (MERs) such as analogies, metaphors and visualizations can best be harnessed for improving teaching and learning in biology at all pedagogical levels. The content tackles the conceptual and linguistic difficulties of learning biology at each level—macro, micro, sub-micro, and symbolic, illustrating how MERs can be used in teaching across these levels and in various combinations, as well as in differing contexts and topic areas. The strategies outlined will help students’ reasoning and problem-solving skills, enhance their ability to construct mental models and internal representations, and, ultimately, will assist in increasing public understanding of biology-related issues, a key goal in today’s world of pressing concerns over societal problems about food, environment, energy, and health. The book concludes by highlighting important aspects of research in biological education in the post-genomic, information age.
Summary Book Review Concepts of Matter in Science Education by Georgios Tsaparlis:
Download or read book Concepts of Matter in Science Education written by Georgios Tsaparlis and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2013-07-09 with total page 524 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bringing together a wide collection of ideas, reviews, analyses and new research on particulate and structural concepts of matter, Concepts of Matter in Science Education informs practice from pre-school through graduate school learning and teaching and aims to inspire progress in science education. The expert contributors offer a range of reviews and critical analyses of related literature and in-depth analysis of specific issues, as well as new research. Among the themes covered are learning progressions for teaching a particle model of matter, the mental models of both students and teachers of the particulate nature of matter, educational technology, chemical reactions and chemical phenomena, chemical structure and bonding, quantum chemistry and the history and philosophy of science relating to the particulate nature of matter. The book will benefit a wide audience including classroom practitioners and student teachers at every educational level, teacher educators and researchers in science education. "If gaining the precise meaning in particulate terms of what is solid, what is liquid, and that air is a gas, were that simple, we would not be confronted with another book which, while suggesting new approaches to teaching these topics, confirms they are still very difficult for students to learn". Peter Fensham, Emeritus Professor Monash University, Adjunct Professor QUT (from the foreword to this book)
Summary Book Review Handbook of College Science Teaching by Joel J. Mintzes:
Download or read book Handbook of College Science Teaching written by Joel J. Mintzes and published by NSTA Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Handbook offers models of teaching and learning that go beyond the typical lecture-laboratory format and provides rationales for new practices in the college classroom. It is ideal for graduate teaching assistants, senior faculty and graduate coordinators, and mid-career professors in search of reinvigoration.
Summary Book Review Multimodal Literacy in School Science by Len Unsworth:
Download or read book Multimodal Literacy in School Science written by Len Unsworth and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2022-02-25 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book establishes a new theoretical and practical framework for multimodal disciplinary literacy (MDL) fused with the subject-specific science pedagogies of senior high school biology, chemistry and physics. It builds a compatible alignment of multiple representation and representation construction approaches to science pedagogy with the social semiotic, systemic functional linguistic-based approaches to explicit teaching of disciplinary literacy. The early part of the book explicates the transdisciplinary negotiated theoretical underpinning of the MDL framework, followed by the research-informed repertoire of learning experiences that are then articulated into a comprehensive framework of options for the planning of classroom work. Practical adoption and adaptation of the framework in biology, chemistry and physics classrooms are detailed in separate chapters. The latter chapters indicate the impact of the collaborative research on teachers' professional learning and students’ multimodal disciplinary literacy engagement, concluding with proposals for accommodating emerging developments in MDL in an ever-changing digital communication world. The MDL framework is designed to enable teachers to develop all students' disciplinary literacy competencies. This book will be of interest to researchers, teacher educators and postgraduate students in the field of science education. It will also have appeal to those in literacy education and social semiotics.
Summary Book Review Visual Data and Their Use in Science Education by Jon Pedersen:
Download or read book Visual Data and Their Use in Science Education written by Jon Pedersen and published by IAP. This book was released on 2013-04-01 with total page 351 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Visual Data in Science Education builds upon previous work done by the editors to bring some definition to the meaning of visual data as it relates to education, and highlighted the breadth of types and uses of visual data across the major academic disciplines. In this book, the editors have brought this focus specifically to science education through the contributions of colleagues in the field who actively research about and engage in teaching with visual data. The book begins by examining how the brain functions with respect to processing visual data, then explores models of conceptual frameworks, which then leads into how related ideas are actuated in education settings ranging from elementary science classrooms to college environments. As a whole, this book fosters a more coherent image of the multifaceted process of science teaching and learning that is informed by current understandings of science knowledge construction, the scientific enterprise, and the millennium student as they relate to visual data.
Summary Book Review Learning Tools and Teaching Approaches through ICT Advancements by Tomei, Lawrence A.:
Download or read book Learning Tools and Teaching Approaches through ICT Advancements written by Tomei, Lawrence A. and published by IGI Global. This book was released on 2012-08-31 with total page 440 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Technology stimulates minds in ways that make a profound and lasting difference, especially in the classroom. It can be used to adapt curriculum to diverse learners or to express material in ways not possible prior to the creation of new technologies. Learning Tools and Teaching Applications through ICT Advancements provides research regarding introducing, collaborating, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating innovative contributions to the theory, practice, and research of technology education applicable to K-12 education, higher education, and corporate and proprietary education. It grows this body of research, proposing new applications of technology for teaching and learning, and documenting those practices that contribute irrefutable verification of information technology education as a discipline.
Summary Book Review Explanatory Animations in the Classroom by Brendan Jacobs:
Download or read book Explanatory Animations in the Classroom written by Brendan Jacobs and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-03-06 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides groundbreaking evidence demonstrating how student-authored explanatory animations can embody and document learning as an exciting new development within digital pedagogy. Explanatory animations can be an excellent resource for teaching and learning but there has been an underlying assumption that students are predominately viewers rather than animation authors. The methodology detailed in this book reverses this scenario by putting students in the driver’s seat of their own learning. This signals not just a change in perspective, but a complete change in activity that, to continue the analogy, will forever change the conversation and make redundant phrases like “Are we there yet?” and “How much longer?” The digital nature of such practices provides compelling evidence for reconceptualising explanatory animation creation as a pedagogical activity that generates multimodal assessment data. Tying together related themes to advance approaches to evidence-based assessment using digital technologies, this book is intended for educators at any stage of their journey, including pre-service teachers.
Summary Book Review Handbook of Research on Science Education by Norman G. Lederman:
Download or read book Handbook of Research on Science Education written by Norman G. Lederman and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-07-11 with total page 970 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Building on the foundation set in Volume I—a landmark synthesis of research in the field—Volume II is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art new volume highlighting new and emerging research perspectives. The contributors, all experts in their research areas, represent the international and gender diversity in the science education research community. The volume is organized around six themes: theory and methods of science education research; science learning; culture, gender, and society and science learning; science teaching; curriculum and assessment in science; science teacher education. Each chapter presents an integrative review of the research on the topic it addresses—pulling together the existing research, working to understand the historical trends and patterns in that body of scholarship, describing how the issue is conceptualized within the literature, how methods and theories have shaped the outcomes of the research, and where the strengths, weaknesses, and gaps are in the literature. Providing guidance to science education faculty and graduate students and leading to new insights and directions for future research, the Handbook of Research on Science Education, Volume II is an essential resource for the entire science education community.
Summary Book Review Student-generated Digital Media in Science Education by Garry Hoban:
Download or read book Student-generated Digital Media in Science Education written by Garry Hoban and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-07-03 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This timely and innovative book encourages us to ‘flip the classroom’ and empower our students to become content creators. Through creating digital media, they will not only improve their communication skills, but also gain a deeper understanding of core scientific concepts. This book will inspire science academics and science teacher educators to design learning experiences that allow students to take control of their own learning, to generate media that will stimulate them to engage with, learn about, and become effective communicators of science." Professors Susan Jones and Brian F. Yates, Australian Learning and Teaching Council Discipline Scholars for Science "Represents a giant leap forward in our understanding of how digital media can enrich not only the learning of science but also the professional learning of science teachers." Professor Tom Russell, Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada "This excellent edited collection brings together authors at the forefront of promoting media creation in science by children and young people. New media of all kinds are the most culturally significant forms in the lives of learners and the work in this book shows how they can move between home and school and provide new contexts for learning as well as an understanding of key concepts." Dr John Potter, London Knowledge Lab, Dept. of Culture, Communication and Media, University College London, UK Student-generated Digital Media in Science Education supports secondary school teachers, lecturers in universities and teacher educators in improving engagement and understanding in science by helping students unleash their enthusiasm for creating media within the science classroom. Written by pioneers who have been developing their ideas in students’ media making over the last 10 years, it provides a theoretical background, case studies, and a wide range of assignments and assessment tasks designed to address the vital issue of disengagement amongst science learners. It showcases opportunities for learners to use the tools that they already own to design, make and explain science content with five digital media forms that build upon each other— podcasts, digital stories, slowmation, video and blended media. Each chapter provides advice for implementation and evidence of engagement as learners use digital tools to learn science content, develop communication skills, and create science explanations. A student team’s music video animation of the Krebs cycle, a podcast on chemical reactions presented as commentary on a boxing match, a wiki page on an entry in the periodic table of elements, and an animation on vitamin D deficiency among hijab-wearing Muslim women are just some of the imaginative assignments demonstrated. Student-generated Digital Media in Science Education illuminates innovative ways to engage science learners with science content using contemporary digital technologies. It is a must-read text for all educators keen to effectively convey the excitement and wonder of science in the 21st century.
Author :John K. Gilbert Publisher :Springer Science & Business Media Release Date :2007-12-05 ISBN 10 :9781402052675 Pages :325 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.5/5 (267 users download)
Summary Book Review Visualization: Theory and Practice in Science Education by John K. Gilbert:
Download or read book Visualization: Theory and Practice in Science Education written by John K. Gilbert and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2007-12-05 with total page 325 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: External representations (pictures, diagrams, graphs, concrete models) have always been valuable tools for the science teacher. This book brings together the insights of practicing scientists, science education researchers, computer specialists, and cognitive scientists, to produce a coherent overview. It links presentations about cognitive theory, its implications for science curriculum design, and for learning and teaching in classrooms and laboratories.
Summary Book Review Digital Technologies: Sustainable Innovations for Improving Teaching and Learning by Demetrios Sampson:
Download or read book Digital Technologies: Sustainable Innovations for Improving Teaching and Learning written by Demetrios Sampson and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-02-28 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The aim of this volume entitled Digital Technologies: Sustainable Innovations for improving Teaching and Learning is to contribute in the global discussion on digital technologies as the means to foster sustainable educational innovations for improving the teaching, learning and assessment from K-12 to Higher Education. It compiles papers presented at the CELDA (Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age) conference, which has as its goal continuing to address these challenges and promote the effective use of new tools and technologies to support teaching, learning and assessment. The book consists of four parts and showcases how emerging educational technologies and innovative practices have been used to address core global educational challenges; spanning from rethinking and transforming learning environments across educational contexts to effectively cultivating students’ competences for the digital smart society of the future. The book comprises Part I: Transforming the Learning Environment; Part II: Enriching student learning experiences; Part III: Measuring and Assessing Teaching and Learning with Educational Data Analytics; Part IV: Cultivating student competences for the digital Smart society. It targets researchers and research students, educational professional practitioners (including teachers, educators and education leaders) as well as education policy makers, who are interested in keeping up-to-date on the global development in this field.