© 2012

Science | Environment | Health

Towards a Renewed Pedagogy for Science Education

  • Albert Zeyer
  • Regula Kyburz-Graber


  • Describes the mutual benefit of three critical and inter-linked areas of education - science, environment, health

  • Provides a state of the art account of a renewed pedagogy of science

  • Today's grand challenges of health and environment are addressed from various perspectives of informed citizenry


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Albert Zeyer, Regula Kyburz-Graber
    Pages 1-4
  3. Challenges of Health and Environment Education to Science Education

  4. Responding to Challenges of Health and Environmental Education

  5. Peter J. Schulz
    Pages E1-E1
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 191-197

About this book


Health and the environment are important learning areas in science education and their significance is growing.  Not only do they have high social relevance, but they are also close to students’ interests and needs. They provide many opportunities to unlock science with questions that are personally relevant to boys and girls and that inspire them to engage in science.
This book contains a selection of papers from prominent professionals in science, health and environmental education, who reflect on science education, each from their specific point of view. The core idea is to present well-founded perspectives on how science education may benefit from challenges stemming from both health and environmental education.
Specific reasons are discussed as to why these two areas are particularly legitimized to challenge science education, and their potential impact on a revision of science education is evaluated.
A new pedagogy for science¦environment¦health that yields interesting and relevant science education for students and teachers, and addresses the grand challenges of this century: what an attractive and rewarding project! The book will motivate teachers, teacher educators and science education researchers to take part in this on-going project.


environmental education health education health literacy informed citizenship science education scientific literacy socio-scientific issues

Editors and affiliations

  • Albert Zeyer
    • 1
  • Regula Kyburz-Graber
    • 1
  1. 1.Insitute of EducationUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Science | Environment | Health
  • Book Subtitle Towards a Renewed Pedagogy for Science Education
  • Editors Albert Zeyer
    Regula Kyburz-Graber
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-481-3948-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-007-9379-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-90-481-3949-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 197
  • Number of Illustrations 15 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Science Education
    Medical Education
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