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ERIC Number: EJ897203
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7267
Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies Learning and Teaching in Secondary Education: A Review of Literature
Hingant, Benedicte; Albe, Virginie
Studies in Science Education, v46 n2 p121-152 Sep 2010
This literature review provides an overview of recent studies on the introduction of nanosciences and nanotechnologies in secondary education. Four salient research topics have emerged: questions and reflections preceding curriculum development on nanosciences and nanotechnologies lessons; research on students' conceptualisations of nano-related concepts; the use of haptic tools to teach nanosciences and nanotechnologies; and professional development for secondary schools teachers. In a final critical discussion, the lack of studies in the literature considering nanosciences and nanotechnologies as a socioscientific issue in secondary education is emphasised. In addition, implications for future research as well as suggestions for nanosciences and nanotechnologies curriculum development are considered. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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