© 2004

Writing and Learning in the Science Classroom


Part of the Science & Technology Education Library book series (CTISE, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Carolyn S. Wallace, Brian Hand, Vaughan Prain
    Pages 1-8
  3. Carolyn S. Wallace, Brian Hand
    Pages 91-104
  4. Brian Hand, Vaughan Prain, Carolyn S. Wallace
    Pages 105-121
  5. Carolyn S. Wallace, Brian Hand, Vaughan Prain
    Pages 123-135
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 137-152

About this book


This volume is of interest to science educators, graduate students, and classroom teachers. The book will also be an important addition to any scholarly library focusing on science education, science literacy, and writing.
This book is unique in that it synthesizes the research of the three leading researchers in the field of writing to learn science: Carolyn S. Wallace, Brian Hand, and Vaughan Prain. It includes a comprehensive review of salient literature in the field, detailed reports of the authors' own research studies, and current and future issues on writing in science.
The book is the first to definitely answer the question, "Does writing improve science learning?". Further, it provides evidence for some of the mechanisms through which learning occurs. It combines both theory and practice in a unique way. Although primarily a tool for research, classroom teachers will also find many practical suggestions for using writing in the science classroom.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The University of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  2. 2.Iowa State UniversityAmesUSA
  3. 3.LaTrobe UniversityBendigoAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Writing and Learning in the Science Classroom
  • Authors Carolyn S. Wallace
    Brian B. Hand
    Vaughan Prain
  • Series Title Science & Technology Education Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-2017-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4020-5708-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4020-2018-6
  • Series ISSN 1878-0482
  • Series E-ISSN 1878-0784
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages V, 152
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Science Education
    Teaching and Teacher Education
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