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Learning Through School Science Investigation

Teachers Putting Research into Practice

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Azra Moeed, Dayle Anderson
    Pages 17-31
  3. Azra Moeed, Dayle Anderson
    Pages 33-69
  4. Azra Moeed, Dayle Anderson
    Pages 71-91
  5. Azra Moeed, Dayle Anderson
    Pages 131-140

About this book

Introduction

This book explores teaching and learning through science investigation and practical work. It draws upon two representative case studies from New Zealand and examines what students are learning from science investigation; in addition, it identifies and describes ways in which teachers can make changes that benefit student learning when given time to reflect and respond to research literature and findings. The book illustrates how teaching through science investigations in ways that are informed by research can lead to positive learning outcomes for students. As such, it offers valuable insights for practitioners, researchers, and educators with an interest in learning through science investigation.

Keywords

Learning science investigation High school science investigation Teaching science Learning science Learning through science investigation primary and elementary science education Learning inquiry High school science inquiry Learning through inquiry

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationVictoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand
  2. 2.School of EducationVictoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand

About the authors

Dr Azra Moeed is an Associate Professor of Science Teacher Education at Victoria University of Wellington. Her research interests include science education, science teacher education, and environmental education. She has an interest in classroom research and has published in international journals and presented at conferences. Azra has been involved in several international and national projects and received the National Tertiary Excellence in Teaching Award in 2016.

Dr Dayle Anderson is a Senior Lecturer of Science and Mathematics Teacher Education at Victoria University of Wellington. Her research interests include primary science education, science teacher education, culturally responsive teaching, and classroom-based projects.  Dayle is currently involved in a national Science Teaching Leadership Programme organised by the New Zealand Royal Society - Te Apārangi. She has presented at conferences and published nationally and internationally.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Learning Through School Science Investigation
  • Book Subtitle Teachers Putting Research into Practice
  • Authors Azra Moeed
    Dayle Anderson
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1616-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-13-1615-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-4655-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-1616-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 140
  • Number of Illustrations 33 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Science Education
    Teaching and Teacher Education
    Curriculum Studies
  • Buy this book on publisher's site

Reviews

“Each chapter provides clear reference points for the intended audience (teachers, preservice teachers, researchers, and educators) regarding teachers’ practice and the ongoing challenges in science investigation. The analysis of these practices is supported by extensive research literature. ... there are interesting and thought-provoking “Questions to Consider”. ... This book is an important addition to the literature and a valuable resource to all lifelong learners in science education, namely, science teacher educators, science education researchers, science teachers and pre-service science teachers.” (Senka Henderson, Curriculum Perspectives, Vol. 40, 2020)