The book focuses on how socio-scientific issues (SSI) can be productively incorporated into science classrooms, and what SSI-based education can accomplish regarding student learning, practices and interest. Adapted from publisher's description.
Subject HeadingsScience teaching
Sense Publishers, 2012
Located in the Chinese cultural context, the book examines the nexus between characteristics of Chinese thinking and the understanding of the nature of science in Chinese traditional culture. From publisher's description.
Social life and customs
Uncovering History focuses on historical inquiry via multimodal texts and primary sources such as maps, paintings, photographs, film, diaries and artifacts, together with site visits. Throughout the text the authors explore The Australian Curriculum: History, including its links to the Australian Curriculum: English, examining the specific literacy practices that support historical inquiry. Adapted from publisher's description. An ebook version is also available.
Subject HeadingsInquiry based learning
English language teaching
Footprint Books, 13 June 2012
Students on the autism spectrum often face difficulties in the secondary education environment that result from a lack of awareness on the part of their teachers and peers. This guide aims to acquaint teachers with information and practical tools to understand and support their students with autism spectrum disorders. Adapted from publisher's description.
Teaching and learning
The book 'proposes a new way of understanding education that delves beneath the conflict, confusion and compromise that characterize its long history. At the heart of this new understanding is what John Dewey strove to expound: a coherent theory of experience.' From publisher's description. The book is part of the New Directions in the Philosophy of Education series.
Subject HeadingsEducation philosophy
Continuum (Bloomsbury), 2011
A guide for use in childcare and educational settings, the book suggests ways to allow for the linguistic, cultural, ethnic, and religious elements in children's backgrounds. See further information from publisher, including chapter outlines and student resources. The book is primarily addressed to a British readership.
Subject HeadingsInclusive education
Child care centres
Early childhood education