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Towards Evidence-Based Practice in Science Education

Grant reference: L139251003

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Using perspectives on subject learning to inform the design of subject teaching : an example from science education
This article arises from the ESRC Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) funded thematic seminar series “Curriculum, domain knowledge and pedagogy”. The difficulty of using insights from educational research and scholarship to inform the design of subject teaching is widely acknowledged. In this article, the authors present an example of the design of a short science teaching intervention to illustrate one approach to using insights from research to inform the design of teaching. After outlining the general difficulty in question, the article begins by justifying two design tools in terms of perspectives on science learning (learning demand and communicative approach). It is shown how these design tools were used to generate a design brief for the teaching, and how the design brief was addressed through one worked example. The authors consider the role of factors other than educational research and scholarship in the design process. The article concludes with a discussion of this approach to designing teaching as compared to approaches used in the North American design literature, and the (non-Anglophone) European didactics literature.
Original Document
10.1080/09585170701687928
English

Primary contributor

Author Jaume Ametllera

Additional contributors

Co-author John Leach
Co-author Phil Scott

Additional details

18
4
Yes
0958-5176
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
01 December 2007
479-492
Abingdon
Post-print
Curriculum journal

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Harvard

Ametllera, Jaume et al (2007) Using perspectives on subject learning to inform the design of subject teaching : an example from science education. Curriculum journal. 18 (4), pp. 479-492 Abingdon: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Vancouver

Ametllera Jaume et al. Using perspectives on subject learning to inform the design of subject teaching : an example from science education. Curriculum journal 2007; 18 (4): 479-492.