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Biology in Context

Learning and teaching for the twenty-first century

by Marcus Hammann(ed.) ; Michael Reiss(ed.) ; Carolyn Boulter(ed.) ; Sue Dale Tunnicliffe(ed.) ; Randal Hume Keynes(contrib.) ; Ulrich Kattmann(contrib.) ; Eva West(contrib.) ; Björn Andersson(contrib.) ; Florentina Lustig(contrib.) ; Patrícia Jelemenská(contrib.) ; Cornelia Sander(contrib.) ; Dirk Krüger(contrib.) ; Anita Wallin(contrib.) ; Clas Olander(contrib.) ; Bev France(contrib.) ; Catherine Buntting(contrib.) ; Gillian Kidman(contrib.) ; Tanja Klop(contrib.) ; Sabine E. Severiens(contrib.) ; Margareta Ekborg(contrib.) ; Christina Th. Nicolaou(contrib.) ; Konstantinos Korfiatis(contrib.) ; Maria Evagorou(contrib.) ; Constantinos P. Constantinou(contrib.) ; John K. Gilbert(contrib.) ; Vaille Dawson(contrib.) ; Martin Braund(contrib.) ; Fred Lubben(contrib.) ; Zena Scholtz(contrib.) ; Melanie Sadeck(contrib.) ; Merle Hodges(contrib.) ; Marida Ergazaki(contrib.) ; Vassiliki Zogza(contrib.) ; Alma Adrianna Gómez(contrib.) ; Neus Sanmartí(contrib.) ; Maike Ehmer(contrib.) ; René H.V. Westra(contrib.) ; Kerst Th. Boersma(contrib.) ; Elwin R. Savelsbergh(contrib.) ; Arend Jan Waarlo(contrib.) ; Rosemary Hipkins(contrib.) ; Ally Bull(contrib.) ; Chris Joyce(contrib.) ; Jérémy Castéra(contrib.) ; Catherine Bruguière(contrib.) ; Pierre Clément(contrib.) ; Rachel Cohen(contrib.) ; Anat Yarden(contrib.) ; Michael Germ(contrib.) ; Ute Harms(contrib.) ; Matthias Wilde(contrib.) ; Detlef Urhahne(contrib.) ; William John Fraser(contrib.) ; Mbulaheni Obert Maguvhe(contrib.) ; Zélia Anastácio(contrib.) ; Graça Carvalho(contrib.) ; Penelope Papadopoulou(contrib.) ; Anna Kartsoglou(contrib.) ; Kyriacos Athanasiou(contrib.) ; Marta Federico-Agraso(contrib.) ; María Pilar Jiménez-Aleixandre(contrib.) ; Laurence Simonneaux(contrib.) ; Jean Simonneaux(contrib.) ; Rachel Levy Santos(contrib.) ; Sandra Escovedo Selles(contrib.) ; Marcia Serra Ferreira(contrib.) ; Thi Thanh Hoi Phan(contrib.) ; Horst Bayrhuber(contrib.) ; Rian Villiers(contrib.)
Biology in Context by Marcus Hammann
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This volume presents the empirical findings of 31 original studies in biology education with extended discussions of the implications for classroom practice. The studies addressed the following issues: student conceptions and conceptual change; student interest and motivation; student values, attitudes and decision-making; student reasoning, scientific thinking and argumentation; teaching strategies, teaching environments and educational technology; health education; social, cultural and gender issues; practical work and field work. The studies were presented at the sixth biennial conference of ERIDOB - European Researchers in Didactics of Biology - at the Institute of Education, University of London in September 2006. In an introductory chapter in this volume Randal Keynes, British author and great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin, addresses the relationships between the ERIDOB research strands and Charles Darwin. His historical contextualisation of research in biology education is inspiring because it challenges the community of biology teachers, researchers and educators to continue the fascinating but difficult endeavour to improve pupil's interest in biology and their understanding of biological issues in modern society.
Institute of Education Press; July 2012
383 pages; ISBN 9780854739295
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Title: Biology in Context
Author: Marcus Hammann; Michael Reiss; Carolyn Boulter; Sue Dale Tunnicliffe; Randal Hume Keynes; Ulrich Kattmann; Eva West; Björn Andersson; Florentina Lustig; Patrícia Jelemenská; Cornelia Sander; Dirk Krüger; Anita Wallin; Clas Olander; Bev France; Catherine Buntting; Gillian Kidman; Tanja Klop; Sabine E. Severiens; Margareta Ekborg; Christina Th. Nicolaou; Konstantinos Korfiatis; Maria Evagorou; Constantinos P. Constantinou; John K. Gilbert; Vaille Dawson; Martin Braund; Fred Lubben; Zena Scholtz; Melanie Sadeck; Merle Hodges; Marida Ergazaki; Vassiliki Zogza; Alma Adrianna Gómez; Neus Sanmartí; Maike Ehmer; René H.V. Westra; Kerst Th. Boersma; Elwin R. Savelsbergh; Arend Jan Waarlo; Rosemary Hipkins; Ally Bull; Chris Joyce; Jérémy Castéra; Catherine Bruguière; Pierre Clément; Rachel Cohen; Anat Yarden; Michael Germ; Ute Harms; Matthias Wilde; Detlef Urhahne; William John Fraser; Mbulaheni Obert Maguvhe; Zélia Anastácio; Graça Carvalho; Penelope Papadopoulou; Anna Kartsoglou; Kyriacos Athanasiou; Marta Federico-Agraso; María Pilar Jiménez-Aleixandre; Laurence Simonneaux; Jean Simonneaux; Rachel Levy Santos; Sandra Escovedo Selles; Marcia Serra Ferreira; Thi Thanh Hoi Phan; Horst Bayrhuber; Rian Villiers