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Fostering Scientific Habits of Mind

Pedagogical Knowledge and Best Practices in Science Education


Edited by Issa M. Saleh and Myint Swe Khine

The history of human development records the courageous efforts made by the generation of teacher educators to train the school leaders who are responsible to implement educational policies. They have endured the burden and challenges of the times and refine the pedagogies and education systems with many innovative approaches. As the world faces increasing uncertainties and shift to knowledge economy, education plays a larger role in creating productive persons. Designing and managing learning school organizations that can sustain a competitive advantage in this fast-changing environment demands transformative leaders who would envision building intellectual capital for the future. Many books on teacher education, educational management and leadership exist in the past. But most books do not keep up with the fast-changing educational scene and only a few include future scenarios. This book presents anticipated trends and demands of the new knowledge economy, achieving goals with the use of various tools, generative and collaborative efforts, increasing leadership capability in dynamic and complex contexts, enculturation of cutting edge knowledge for educational advancement and creation of teams that focus learning organizations.
The book brings together prominent and leading teacher educators and researchers from around the world to present their scholarship, theories and practice, case studies, state-of-the- art approaches and future-oriented predictions. This book embodies collective knowledge inquiry and represents professional conversations. The chapters provides information on recent trends and development in teacher education, the important role of educational management and leadership in educational transformations, promising practices for desired outcomes. The book is a critical and specialized resource that describes how transformative leadership can play an important role in achieving excellence in education. The topics are covered in the book are: educational leadership and effective teaching, research in transformational leadership, and professional development and social capital building in schools.

Radical Constructivism

A Relativist Epistemic Approach to Science Education

Andreas Quale

This book addresses the topic of science education, from the viewpoint of the theory of radical constructivism. It takes a closer look at the "image of science" that is projected, in the presentation of it to students and to the general public. This leads into a broad discussion of the notions of learning and knowing, specifically referring to issues of epistemology (the nature of scientific knowledge) and ontology (what science can tell us about the world), and the implications of these issues for science education. In particular, a detailed analysis is given of the dichotomy of relativism vs. realism, and its consequences for the concept of truth in science.


Katarina Nordqvist and Pauline Mattsson

. If this theory/prediction holds, it is contrary to what we believe to be Alfred Nobel’s intentions of the Prize: to award it to those scientists who have made a high-impact discovery, but with few possibilities to monetize it. Methods We have studied the biomedical discoveries, and the 83 Laureates

Teaching Queering Physics

An Agenda for Research and Practice


Helene Götschel

mathematical predictions, but the philosophical meanings of these processes are not easily discerned. 10 In German-speaking countries, “gender studies,” literally called “gender research” (Geschlechterforschung), is a program of study at some universities but “queer studies” is not. Therefore, I speak of


Fabio De Sio, Nils Hansson and Ulrich Koppitz

necessity of clear-cut hypotheses, and that falsification of one’s own theories is not a shame. With his guidance, Eccles set to work to formulate a theoretical version of his electrical hypotheses of synaptic excitation 24 and inhibition, 25 with predictions and possible tests, and then tried to disprove