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Adapted Primary Literature

The Use of Authentic Scientific Texts in Secondary Schools

  • Anat Yarden
  • Stephen P. Norris
  • Linda M. Phillips

Part of the Innovations in Science Education and Technology book series (ISET, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Anat Yarden, Stephen P. Norris, Linda M. Phillips
    Pages 1-11
  3. The Theory of Adapted Primary Literature

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Anat Yarden, Stephen P. Norris, Linda M. Phillips
      Pages 15-31
    3. Anat Yarden, Stephen P. Norris, Linda M. Phillips
      Pages 33-57
    4. Anat Yarden, Stephen P. Norris, Linda M. Phillips
      Pages 59-80
  4. The Practice of Adapted Primary Literature

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Anat Yarden, Stephen P. Norris, Linda M. Phillips
      Pages 83-108
    3. Anat Yarden, Stephen P. Norris, Linda M. Phillips
      Pages 109-124
    4. Anat Yarden, Stephen P. Norris, Linda M. Phillips
      Pages 125-142
  5. A Compendium of Adapted Primary Literature Annotated for Critical Reading

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Anat Yarden, Stephen P. Norris, Linda M. Phillips
      Pages 161-178
    3. Anat Yarden, Stephen P. Norris, Linda M. Phillips
      Pages 179-195
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 209-242

About this book

Introduction

This book specifies the foundation for Adapted Primary Literature (APL), a novel text genre that enables the learning and teaching of science using research articles that were adapted to the knowledge level of high-school students. More than 50 years ago, J.J. Schwab suggested that Primary Scientific Articles “afford the most authentic, unretouched specimens of enquiry that we can obtain” and raised for the first time the idea that such articles can be used for “enquiry into enquiry”. This book, the first to be published on this topic, presents the realization of this vision and shows how the reading and writing of scientific articles can be used for inquiry learning and teaching. It provides the origins and theory of APL and examines the concept and its importance. It outlines a detailed description of creating and using APL, and provides examples for the use of the enactment of APL in classes, as well as descriptions of possible future prospects for the implementation of APL. Altogether, the book lays the foundations for the use of this authentic text genre for the learning and teaching of science in secondary schools.

Keywords

Adapted primary literature Authentic scientific texts Language of science Literacy Novel text genre Reading science Science research articles Scientific literacy Scientific texts in secondary schools high school implementation learning teaching

Authors and affiliations

  • Anat Yarden
    • 1
  • Stephen P. Norris
    • 2
  • Linda M. Phillips
    • 3
  1. 1.Weizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael
  2. 2.Educational Policy StudiesUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  3. 3.Canadian Centre for Research on LiteracyUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9759-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-9758-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-9759-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1873-1058
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-2236
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