Crossing Boundaries in Science Teacher Education

von: Klaus-Henning Hansen, Wolfgang Gräber, Manfred Lang (Hrsg.)

Waxmann Verlag GmbH, 2012

ISBN: 9783830975953 , 240 Seiten

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Crossing Boundaries in Science Teacher Education


 

Foreword and Contents

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1 New Directions in Science Education and the Culture of the School – The CROSSNET Project as a Transnational Framework for Research

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1 The CROSSNET project as a framework for transnational research

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2 CROSSNET as an intervention into local practices – solving the problem of transnational comparisons

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3 Science education: A broadening perspective for curriculum and practice

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4 Curriculum innovation and communities of practice

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5 Crossing boundaries as a complex interaction of systems of activity over time

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6 Mediating tools and their role in change

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7 Boundary crossing and the elements of activity

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8 Boundary crossing and expansive learning: Concluding comments

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2 Innovation in the Science Curriculum: The Intersection of School Practice and Research

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1 The need for new models of change in curriculum reform: The present situation

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2 Theoretical background of boundary crossing

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3 Crossing boundaries: A complex process in curriculum innovation

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4 Creating settings for discourse across boundaries: The Curriculum Workshop as one example

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3 CROSSNET in Practice: An Analysis of Teacher Response

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1 Goals of the study, theoretical background

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and research questions

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2 Research approach and methods

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3 Research findings – CROSSNET in action

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4 Summary and discussion

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4 Crossing Boundaries Through School-Based Collaboration for Innovative Science Teaching

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1 Introduction

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2 Implementation and dissemination of a context-oriented approach (Case study 1)

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3 Development of interdisciplinary lesson sequences and materials for conducting class excursions to the island of Föhr (Case study 2)

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4 Implementing a partnership between a school and an enterprise (Case study 3)

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5 School-based teacher training as a tool to implement a standards-based and integrated syllabus (Case study 4)

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6 Improving physics teaching by cooperation with

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teachers from other science subjects (Case study 5)

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7 Summary and conclusions

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5 Enhancing Language Awareness in Science Education by Means of Content and Language Integrated Learning

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1 Content and Language Integrated Learning in science education

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2 The CROSSNET intervention

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3 Methods and outcome

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4 Conclusions

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6 School-Based In-Service Teacher Education as a Way of Promoting Integrated Teaching and Learning of Science Subjects

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1 Introduction

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2 Aim of the study

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3 Description of the schools participating in the project

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4 Research method

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5 Procedure and results

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6 Conclusions

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7 Facing Barriers in Teaching Chemical Equilibrium – Approaches Based on the Use of ICT

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1 Introduction / background

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2 Presenting the project

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3 The case study

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4 Outputs and recommendations

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8 Reform in Biology Education: Teachers and searchers in a Process of Negotiation

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1 Introduction

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2 Improving the quality of biology instruction

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3 Findings

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9 Crossing Boundaries by Changing the Culture of Teaching

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1 Introduction

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2 The project design

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3 Boundary Crossings and a key question

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4 Data collection

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5 Data analysis

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6 Data interpretation

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7 Personal reflection

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10 Innovations in Science Education Through School

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University Partnership

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1 Introduction

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2 Background and cultural context

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3 An emerging framework for the study

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4 Research methodology

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5 Findings from CROSSNET Ireland

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6 Discussion and future directions

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