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Study & Teaching

  • Research on Teaching Astronomy in the Planetariumby Timothy F. Slater; Coty B. Tatge

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 50.82

    From a noted specialist in astronomy education and outreach, this Brief provides an overview of the most influential discipline-based science education research literature now guiding contemporary astronomy teaching. In recent years, systematic studies of effective and efficient teaching strategies have provided a solid foundation for enhancing college-level... more...

  • Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning across Disciplinesby Gillian Kidman; Niranjan Casinader

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 50.82

    This research-based book dissects and explores the meaning and nature of Inquiry in teaching and learning in schools, challenging existing concepts and practices. In particular, it explores and contests prevailing attitudes about the practice of inquiry-based learning across the Science, Geography and History disciplines, as well as focusing on the... more...

  • STEM Education in the Junior Secondaryby Robyn Jorgensen; Kevin Larkin

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 106.37

    This book brings together a collection of internationally renowned authors in the STEM field to share innovations in the teaching of STEM. It focuses on the junior secondary years of education (students aged 11-15), since this is the age range in which students choose whether or not to formally opt out of STEM education. It is here that the book makes... more...

  • Hollyweird Science: The Next Generationby Kevin R. Grazier; Stephen Cass

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 20.08

    Informative, entertaining and upbeat, this book continues Grazier and Cass's exploration of how technology, science, and scientists are portrayed in Hollywood productions. Both big and small-screen productions are featured and their science content illuminated—first by the authors and subsequently by a range of experts from science and the film world.... more...

  • Teaching the Entrepreneurial Mindset to Engineersby Lisa Bosman; Stephanie Fernhaber

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 88.64

    This book provides engineering faculty members and instructors with a base understanding of why the entrepreneurial mindset is important to engineering students and how it can be taught. It helps advance entrepreneurship education for all engineering students, and equips educators with tools and strategies that allow them to teach the entrepreneurial... more...

  • Multiple Representations in Physics Educationby David F. Treagust; Reinders Duit; Hans E. Fischer

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 106.37

    This volume is important because despite various external representations, such as analogies, metaphors, and visualizations being commonly used by physics teachers, educators and researchers, the notion of using the pedagogical functions of multiple representations to support teaching and learning is still a gap in physics education. The research presented... more...

  • From Stars to Statesby Thierry J.-L. Courvoisier; Stephen Lyle

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 50.82

    The aim of this essay is to understand the relationship between knowledge and society and to reflect on the links between science and political decision making. The text evolved from  a number of reflections the author made while president of the European Astronomical Society, president of the Swiss Academy of Sciences and vice-president of the... more...

  • Cognitive and Affective Aspects in Science Education Researchby Kaisa Hahl; Kalle Juuti; Jarkko Lampiselkä; Anna Uitto; Jari Lavonen

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 130.01

    This edited volume brings forth intriguing, novel and innovative research in the field of science education. The chapters in the book deal with a wide variety of topics and research approaches, conducted in various contexts and settings, all adding a strong contribution to knowledge on science teaching and learning. The book is comprised of selected... more...

  • Robotics in STEM Educationby Myint Swe Khine

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.55

    This book describes recent approaches in advancing STEM education with the use of robotics, innovative methods in integrating robotics in school subjects, engaging and stimulating students with robotics in classroom-based and out-of-school activities, and new ways of using robotics as an educational tool to provide diverse learning experiences. It... more...

  • The Search for Method in STEAM Educationby Jaime E. Martinez

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.55

    This book explores various approaches to building a positive interdisciplinary STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) learning environment, as described by educators across the K-20 educational ladder. Crucial to their success, Martinez finds, is the playful and performatory approach they employ in their teaching. Their practices... more...