This list is intended as a forum for discussion for teachers, researchers
and others who are interested in aspects of learning in science. Particular
themes might be: alternative conceptions in science; modeling the learning
process; scaffolding learning; developing and critiquing teaching analogies
Interested parties are invited to join the list, and to contribute by posting
their comments. Suitable postings might include observations about learners'
conceptions; news of relevant publications; consideration of problematic
aspects of learning science; information about teaching materials, curriculum
or research projects. Researchers are invited to use the list to exchange
ideas related to current work - for example related to modeling conceptual
structure and conceptual development (e.g. multiple frameworks), or to discuss
aspects of the significance and origins of alternative conceptions. One aspiration
of the e-group will be to ensure that constructivism in science education
continues to be a progressive research programme, through its synthesis with
ideas from related fields.