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Pedretti, Erminia – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Examines the debate about how science should be re/presented in informal science settings, specifically the possibility of science centers and science museums addressing socio-scientific issues. Situates the debate within the current science education literature on the nature of science (NOS) and science, technology, society and environment (STSE)…
Descriptors: Museums, Science Education, Science Teaching Centers, Scientific Principles
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Powell, Janet Carlson; Anderson, Ronald D. – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Analyzes the role of science curriculum materials in educational reform concluding that materials can and should play a vital role. Concludes also that the use of new curriculum materials must be accompanied by transformative professional development in a supportive school and community environment. (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Instructional Materials, Resource Materials, Science Curriculum
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Knain, Erik – Studies in Science Education, 1999
Argues that science education can provide skills and perspectives that are transferable to domains outside of science. Discusses how the rationality of science is closely related to principles and norms fundamental to discourses outside of science. (CCM)
Descriptors: Global Approach, Higher Education, Process Education, Science Education
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Thomas, Jeff; Solomon, Joan – Studies in Science Education, 1999
Discusses the development of a science curriculum that will enable students to apply what they have learned to the problems inherent to their generation as times and technologies change. Focuses on students still in school, trainees and workers in industry, and adults. (CCM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Higher Education