Research in Science Education in Europe: Current Issues and Themes

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Geoff Welford, Jonathan Osborne, Phil Scott
Falmer Press, 1996 - Education - 422 pages
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A range of topical issues and concerns at the forefront of research in science education in Europe are examined in this text. The contributors are science educators and researchers from throughout Europe.

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Professor Jerry Wellington taught science in Tower Hamlets, London before moving to the University of Sheffield where he has extensive experience of teaching on PGCE courses, MEd and EdD work, INSET for teachers and mentor training programmes. His most recent publications include Teaching and Learning with Multimedia (Routledge 1997), Practical Work in School Science: which way now? (Routledge, 1998), Teaching and Learning: Secondary Science (Routledge 2000) and Science Dictionary (Questions Publishing 1998). He has also written several science textbooks for schools.

Dr Jonathan Osborne is a senior lecturer in science education at King's College London. Prior to that he was an advisory teacher with the ILEA and taught physics in secondary schools for nine years in Inner London. He is a co-editor of several books - the most recent being Good Practice in Science Teaching: What Research Has to Say (Open University Press, 2000) and the report Beyond 2000 Science Education for the Future. He has a wide ranging set of research interests including young children's understanding of science, pupils'
attitudes to science and teaching about the history and philosophy of science. He is the author of several articles on alternatives to practical work and regularly runs workshops on this theme and writing in science.

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