The Resource Explaining science in the classroom, Jon Ogborn ... [et al.]

Explaining science in the classroom, Jon Ogborn ... [et al.]

Label
Explaining science in the classroom
Title
Explaining science in the classroom
Statement of responsibility
Jon Ogborn ... [et al.]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Is explaining science just an art, or can it be described, taught and learned? That is the question posed by this book. From extensive classroom observations, the authors give vivid descriptions of how teachers explain science to students, and provide their account with a sound theoretical basis. Attention is given to the ways in which needs for explanation are generated, how the strange new entities of science - from genes to electrons - are created through talk and action, how knowledge is transformed to become explainable, and how demonstrations link explanation and reality. Different styles of explanation are illustrated, from the 'teller of tales' to those who ask students to 'say it my way.'. Explaining Science in the Classroom is a new and exciting departure in science education. It brings together science educators and specialists in discourse and communication, to reach a new synthesis of ideas. The book offers science teachers very practical help and insight
Dewey number
507/.12
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q181
LC item number
.E87 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Explaining science in the classroom, Jon Ogborn ... [et al.]
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 146-149
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Contents
Ch. 1. Classrooms, explaining and science -- Ch. 2. Opening up differences -- Ch. 3. The construction of entities -- Ch. 4. Reworking knowledge -- Ch. 5. Demonstration: putting meaning into matter -- Ch. 6. Dynamics of explanation -- Ch. 7. 'Styles' of explaining -- Ch. 8. What now, and what next?
Control code
000021612162
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 152 p.
Isbn
9780335197194
Isbn Type
(pb)
Lccn
96013433
Other physical details
ill.
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.b17459059
System control number
  • C01107852679
  • (OCoLC)34514741

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