Editors: Catherine Bruguiére, Andrée Tiberghien & Pierre Clément 

 Topic and Trends

  • Gathers short accessible articles by opinion leaders in the world of science education
  • Bringing together cutting edge research, this book is indispensable to those who want to stay up to date with developments in the field
  • Offers new horizons and prospects for research, so will serve as a guide for orienting future research​

This book features 35 of the best papers from the 9th European Science Education Research Association Conference, ESERA 2011, held in Lyon, France, September 5th-9th 2011. The ESERA international conference featured some 1,200 participants from Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe as well as North and South America offering insight into the field at the end of the first decade of the 21st century.

This book presents studies that represent the current orientations of research in science education and includes studies in different educational traditions from around the world. It is organized into six parts around the three poles of science education (content, students, teachers) and their interrelations: after a general presentation of the volume (first part), the second part concerns SSI (Socio- Scientific Issues) dealing with new types of content, the third the teachers, the fourth the students, the fifth the relationships between teaching and learning, and the sixth the teaching resources and the curricula.

The book is divided in 6 parts, covering a wide range of relevant topics for science education research nowadays, from more general to more specific ones.

For a more detailed description of the book, please see the Table of Contents.

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