Advances in Nature of Science Research: Concepts and by Michael R. Matthews (auth.), Myint Swe Khine (eds.)

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By Michael R. Matthews (auth.), Myint Swe Khine (eds.)

This e-book consolidates modern pondering and learn efforts in educating and studying concerning the nature of technology in technological know-how schooling. The time period ‘Nature of technology’ (NoS) has seemed within the technological know-how schooling literature for plenty of a long time. whereas there's nonetheless an issue between technology educators approximately what constitutes NoS, educators are unanimous in acknowledging the significance of this subject in addition to the necessity to make it specific in instructing technology. the overall consensus is that the character of technology is an complex and multifaceted subject that calls for persevered scholarship. fresh research of analysis developments in technological know-how schooling exhibits that research of the character of technological know-how is still some of the most widely used themes in educational publications.

Advances in Nature of technological know-how Research explores educating and assessing the character of technology as a way of addressing and fixing difficulties in conceptual switch, constructing optimistic attitudes towards technology, selling pondering behavior, advancing inquiry talents and getting ready electorate literate in technology and know-how. The publication brings jointly favourite students within the box to percentage their state-of-the-art wisdom in regards to the position of the character of technology in technology instructing and studying contexts. The chapters discover theoretical frameworks, new instructions and altering practices from intervention experiences, discourse analyses, classroom-based investigations, anthropological observations, and design-based study.

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