Approaches and Strategies in Next Generation Science Learning
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Approaches and Strategies in Next Generation Science Learning

Myint Swe Khine (University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain) and Issa M. Saleh (University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain)
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Release Date: January, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 383
ISBN13: 9781466628090|ISBN10: 146662809X|EISBN13: 9781466628106|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2809-0


Approaches and Strategies in Next Generation Science Learning examines the challenges involved in the development of modern curriculum models, teaching strategies, and assessments in science education in order to prepare future students in the 21st century economies. This comprehensive collection of research brings together science educators, researchers and administrators interested in enhancing the teaching and learning of next generation science.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Curriculum Innovations
  • Evaluation and Assessment Issues
  • Improving Science Education
  • Modeling Pedagogies
  • Next Generation Learning
  • Next Generation Science Assessment
  • Scientific Thinking
  • Self-Regulated Learning

Reviews and Testimonials

A theoretical foundation and conceptual frameworks; modeling, simulation, and games; curriculum innovations; and evaluation and assessment issues are the major themes as education scholars, most specializing in science education, ponder how to pass scientific knowledge and practice to another generation. Among the topics are self-regulated learning as a method to develop scientific thinking, integrating the products and practices of science to improve science education, teachers and teaching in game-based learning theory and practice, promoting the physical sciences among middle school urban youth through informal learning experiences, and measuring and facilitating highly effective inquiry-based teaching and learning in science classrooms.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Myint Swe Khine is a Professor in the field of Learning Sciences and Technology, and head of Graduate Programs and Research at the University of Bahrain. He received his Master degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA and the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. He also received a Doctor of Education from Curtin University of Technology, Australia. He has published a wide array of academic journals and has edited some books. Recent publications include Learning to Play: Exploring the Future of Education with Video Games (Peter Lang, New York, USA), Advances in Nature of Science Research: Concepts and Methodologies (Netherlands: Springer, 2012) and Perspectives on Scientific Argumentation: Theory, Practice and Research (Netherlands: Springer, 2012).
Dr. Issa M. Saleh is an Associate Professor and head of the Education Studies Division at Bahrain Teachers College in the University of Bahrain. He received a Bachelor of Science, Master and Doctorate degrees in Education from the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, USA. He has taught at A. Phillip Randolph Academy of Technology (APR) for several years and also taught at Emirates College for Advanced Education. His most recent books are Fostering Scientific Habits of Mind: Pedagogical Knowledge and Best Practices in Science Education. (Rotterdam, the Netherlands: Sense Publishers, 2009), Transformative Leadership and Educational Excellence: Learning Organizations in the Information Age. (Rotterdam, the Netherlands: Sense Publishers, 2009), New Science of Learning: Computers, Cognition and Collaboration in Education. (New York, USA: Springer Publisher, 2010), and Teaching Teachers: Approaches in Improving Quality of Education. Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers.