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Study & Teaching

  • Global Perspectives of Nanoscience and Engineering Educationby Kurt Winkelmann; Bharat Bhushan

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 179.00

    This book presents the perspectives of nanotechnology educators from around the world. Experts present the pressing challenges of teaching nanoscience and engineering to students in all levels of education, postsecondary and informal environments. The book was inspired by the 2014 NSF workshop for Nanoscience and Engineering Education. Since... more...

  • Education, Space and Urban Planningby Angela Million; Anna Juliane Heinrich; Thomas Coelen

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 99.99

    This book examines a range of practical developments that are happening in education as conducted in urban settings across different scales. It contains insights that draw upon the fields of urban planning/urbanism, geography, architecture, education and pedagogy. It brings together current thinking and practical experience from German and international... more...

  • Enhancing Professional Knowledge of Pre-Service Science Teacher Education by Self-Study Researchby Gayle A. Buck; Valarie L. Akerson

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 99.99

    Self-study research is making an impact on the field of science education. University researchers employ these methods to improve their instruction, develop as instructors, and ultimately, impact their students? learning. This volume provides an introduction to self-study research in science education, followed by manuscripts of self-studies undertaken... more...

  • Women and Underrepresented Minorities in Computingby William Aspray

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This text examines in detail the issue of the underrepresentation of women, African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanics in the computing disciplines in the U.S. The work reviews the underlying causes, as well as the efforts of various nonprofit organizations to correct the situation, in order to both improve social equity and address the shortage... more...

  • Reorienting Educational Efforts for Sustainable Developmentby Rajeswari Namagiri Gorana; Preeti Rawat Kanaujia

    Springer Netherlands 2016; US$ 99.99

    Education in South Asia has a renewed agenda which can enable societies to leapfrog development that is sustainable such that the individual is prepared for his/her involvement, responsibility and commitment to local and global discussions of our common future. This book on South Asia will focus on initiatives under the Education for Sustainable Development... more...

  • The Nature of Scientific Knowledgeby Kevin McCain

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 69.99

    This book offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the epistemology of science. It not only introduces readers to the general epistemological discussion of the nature of knowledge, but also provides key insights into the particular nuances of scientific knowledge. No prior knowledge of philosophy or science is assumed by The Nature of... more...

  • Science Makes the World Go Roundby Michael Böcher; Max Krott

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 159.00

    Researchers in the environmental sciences are often frustrated because actors involved with practice do not follow their advice. This is the starting point of this book, which describes a new model for scientific knowledge transfer called RIU, for Research, Integration and Utilization. This model sees the factors needed for knowledge transfer as being... more...

  • Lakes of the World with Google Earthby Anja M. Scheffers; Dieter H. Kelletat

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 199.00

    Featuring satellite imagery from Google Earth, this guide provides a unique, highly visual tour of lakes across the globe, from the simple to the complex, the nearby to the remote. Clear text accompanies each image and identifies important aspects of each lake along with such information as its coordinates, scale, and altitudes, if relevant. From... more...

  • Science Education Research and Practice in Asiaby Mei-Hung Chiu

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 139.00

    This book discusses the scope of science education research and practice in Asia. It is divided into five sections: the first consists of nine chapters providing overviews of science education in Asia (China, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Oman, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand). The second section offers chapters on content analysis of research... more...

  • Modelling-based Teaching in Science Educationby John K. Gilbert; Rosária Justi

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 99.99

    Thisbook argues that modelling should be a component of all school curricula thataspire to provide ?authentic science education for all?. The literature onmodelling is reviewed and a ?model of modelling? is proposed. The conditionsfor the successful implementation of the ?model of modelling? in classrooms areexplored and illustrated from practical... more...