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Metaphor and Analogy in Science Education

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ISBN-10: 1402038291

ISBN-13: 9781402038297

Edition: 2006

Authors: Peter J. Aubusson, Allan G. Harrison, Stephen M. Ritchie

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This book brings together powerful ideas and new developments from internationally recognised scholars and classroom practitioners to provide theoretical and practical knowledge to inform progress in science education. This is achieved through a series of related chapters reporting research on analogy and metaphor in science education. Throughout the book, contributors not only highlight successful applications of analogies and metaphors, but also foreshadow exciting developments for research and practice. Themes include metaphor and analogy: best practice, as reasoning; for learning; applications in teacher development; in science education research; philosophical and theoretical foundations. Accordingly, the book is likely to appeal to a wide audience of science educators classroom practitioners, student teachers, teacher educators and researchers.
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Book details

List price: $169.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 12/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 210
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Allan G. Harrison is Associate Professor of Science Education at Central Queensland University. Allan taught biology, chemistry and physics to students in Grades 7-12 for 25 years before completing his MSc and PhD at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia. He has taught science teachers for 10 years and has researched teaching and learning with analogies for 15 years and published articles on science analogies in all leading science education journals. Allan also studies the capacity of analogies to engender conceptual change. He brings to this book his personal practical experience in teaching with analogies in high school and his research on other teachers' use of analogies. He believes that analogies, when used well, enhance students' interest and knowledge in science. He hopes you will share with him his commitment to learning for understanding.

Metaphor and analogy : serious thought in science education
Teaching and learning with analogies : friend or foe?
Complementary epistemologies of science teaching : towards an integral perspective
Post-festum and heuristic analogies
The affective dimension of analogy
The role of models, mental models and analogies in chemistry teaching
Metaphors for genes
Role play as analogical modelling in science
Metaphor, students' conceptions of learning and teaching, and metacognition
The role of analog models in the understanding of the nature of models in chemistry
The role of metaphor in a new science teachers' learning from experience
Metaphors and analogies in transition : beginning teachers' lived experience
Why do science teachers teach the way they do and how can they improve practice?
Can analogy help in science education research?
Metaphors we write by
Metaphorically thinking