Interest in science : lessons and non-lessons from TIMSS and PISA
Fensham, Peter J. (2007) Interest in science : lessons and non-lessons from TIMSS and PISA. In Pinto, Roser & Couso, Digna (Eds.) Contributions from Science Education Research. Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 3-10.
In August 2005, over 500 international researchers from the field of science education met at the 5th European Science Education Research Association conference in Barcelona, Spain.
Two of the main topics at this conference were: the decrease in the number of students interested in school science and concern about the worldwide outcomes of studies on students' scientific literacy. At the conference, over 400 papers were presented, covering a wide range of topics relevant to science education research, such as evidence-based practice, teachers' professional development, the role of ICT and multimedia, formal and informal learning environments, and argumentation and modelling in science education. This volume includes edited versions of 37 outstanding papers presented during the conference, including the lectures of the keynote speakers. They have been selected for their quality, variety and interest, and present a good overview of the field of science education research.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
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|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
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|Deposited On:||14 Oct 2008|
|Last Modified:||25 Mar 2013 08:08|
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