epiSTEME Reviews, The:Research Trends in Science, Technology and Mathematics Education, Volume 4
Authors: Sugra Chunawala, Meena Kharatmal
978-81-8487-258-3 Publication Year: 2013
Pages: 214 Binding: Hard Back
About the book
THE EPISTEME REVIEWS Volume 4 includes papers based on the talks delivered at the international epiSTEME-4 conference held in 2011. These papers review recent researches and trends within three strands central to science technology and mathematics education (STME). The first strand explores historical, philosophical and socio-cultural studies of STME, such as the social nature of scientific knowledge and multi-science perspectives. The second strand reviews cognitive and affective studies of STME in the Indian and international context. It highlights the role of argumentation and critical review in the construction of knowledge, connects children’s informal knowledge with symbolic representations and provides a developmental view of spatial ability. The third strand discusses curriculum and pedagogical studies in STME. It focusses on the role of creativity in the context of design and technology education, appraises teacher education and pedagogy in India from the perspective of transforming classroom practices, overviews the physics education research on students’ learning, and directs attention to the state of post high-school education in India. This volume would be of interest to researchers, teachers and practioners in STME.
Introduction / Historical, Philosophical and Socio-Cultural Studies of Education: Implications for Education – Contingent versus Constitutive Views of the Sociality of Scientific Inquiry / Multi-science Perspectives and Implications for Science Education: Reflections from Japan’s Experiences / Navigating the New World, Not Brave, But Changing / Cognitive and Affective Studies – Why Knowing What’s Wrong Matters as Much as Knowing What’s Right / Research on the Learning of Fractions and Multiplicative Reasoning: A Review / Early Education for Spatial Intelligence: Why, What and How / Curriculum and Pedagogical Studies – Creativity Through Design and Technology / Teacher Education and Classroom Practice in India: A Critique and Propositions / Physics Education Research: Transforming Classrooms, Teaching and Student Learning at the Tertiary Level / In Pursuit of Excellence: Developing a Framework for Post High School Education / Contributors.
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