Student Thinking and Learning in Science

 
 

This book was written primarily for science teachers, and students of science education. The book offers an introductory account to ideas about the nature and development of the ideas students form about scientific topic. The book draws upon a range of theoretical perspectives to describe how student learning is incremental, interpretive and iterative - and the implications of this for science teaching.


A feature of the book is it offer extensive examples of how learners (mainly of secondary, i.e. middle and high school, students) talk and think drawn from a wide range of science curriculum topics. Most of these examples are drawn from my own work exploring student ideas in science (ECLIPSE*)

 

Taber, K. S. (2014). Student Thinking and Learning in Science: Perspectives on the nature and development of learners' ideas. New York: Routledge


Student Thinking and Learning in Science-flyer.pdf


A volume in the Teaching and Learning in Science Series

(Norman G. Lederman, Series Editor)

Review of Student Thinking and Learning in Science: Perspectives on the Nature and Development of Learners' Ideas