Beyond the laboratory: learning physics in real-life contexts

Whitelegg, Elizabeth and Edwards, Chris (2001). Beyond the laboratory: learning physics in real-life contexts. In: Behrendt, Helga; Dahncke, Helmut; Duit, Reinders; Graber, Wolfgang; Komorek, Michael; Kross, Angela and Reiska, Priit eds. Research in science education: past, present and future. Dordrect, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 337–342.



About the book: This volume includes a selection of contributions to the Second Conference of the European Science Education Research Association held in Kiel, in September 1999. The aim of the conference was to provide a state-of-the-art view of science education research in Europe and also worldwide by looking at what has been achieved in the past decades and what has to be done in the coming years. In the first part of the volume, views and visions of science education research are discussed. The subsequent parts deal with research on scientific literacy, on students' and teachers' conceptions, on conceptual change, and on instructional media and lab work. The volume focuses not only on research in Europe but provides a truly international perspective with contributions by researchers from around the world.

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