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Learning today is no longer confined to schools and classrooms. Modern information and communication technologies make the learning possible anywhere, any time. The emerging and evolving technologies are creating a knowledge era, changing the educational landscape, and facilitating the learning innovations. In recent years educators find ways to cultivate curiosity, nurture creativity and engage the mind of the learners by using innovative approaches.
Contemporary Approaches to Research in Learning Innovations explores approaches to research in learning innovations from the learning sciences view. Learning sciences is an interdisciplinary field that draws on multiple theoretical perspectives and research with the goal of advancing knowledge about how people learn. The field includes cognitive science, educational psychology, anthropology, computer and information science and explore pedagogical, technological, sociological and psychological aspects of human learning. Research in this approaches examine the social, organizational and cultural dynamics of learning environments, construct scientific models of cognitive development, and conduct design-based experiments.
Contemporary Approaches to Research in Learning Innovations covers research in developed and developing countries and scalable projects which will benefit everyday learning and universal education. Recent research includes improving social presence and interaction in collaborative learning, using epistemic games to foster new learning, and pedagogy and praxis of ICT integration in school curricula.
Cultural and Historical Perspectives on Science Education includes:

- Cultural and Historical Perspectives on Science Education: Handbooks with Series Editors Kenneth Tobin and Wolff-Michael Roth
- Cultural and Historical Perspectives on Science Education: Distinguished Contributors with Series Editors Catherine Milne and Kathryn Scantlebury
- Cultural and Historical Perspectives on Science Education: Research Dialogs with Series Editors Catherine Milne and Kathryn Scantlebury

The subseries have independent editorial teams that work closely together. For the volumes published in the subseries, please visit the subseries webpages.
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Cultural and Historical Perspectives in Science Education: Distinguished Contributors features a profile of scholarly products selected from across the career of an outstanding science education researcher. Although there are several variants in regards to what is included in the volumes of the series the most basic form consists of republication of 8-10 of the scholar’s most significant publications along with a critical review and commentary of these pieces in terms of the field at the time of doing the work, the theories underpinning the research and the methods employed, and the extent to which the work made an impact in science education and beyond. Another genre of Key Works republishes the most influential research in a selected area of interest to science educators. Examples of the areas we will feature include science teacher education, science teaching, language in science, equity, the social nature of scientific knowledge, and conceptions and conceptual change. Collections of articles are placed in an historical context and the rationale for changing perspectives is provided and analyzed in relation to advances and changing priorities in science education. Each volume shows how individuals shaped and were shaped by the cultural context of science education, including its historical unfolding.
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Research Dialogs consists of books written for undergraduate and graduate students of science education, teachers, parents, policy makers, and the public at large. Research Dialogs bridge theory, research, and the practice of science education. Books in the series focus on what we know about key topics in science education – including, teaching, connecting the learning of science to the culture of students, emotions and the learning of science, labs, field trips, involving parents, science and everyday life, scientific literacy, including the latest technologies to facilitate science learning, expanding the roles of students, after school programs, museums and science, doing dissections, etc.
Key Terms and Concepts in Teaching and Learning
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This series features short handbooks focusing on the special language used in a wide variety of educational disciplines ranging from science education to educational leadership. Possessing an understanding of the unique vocabulary within a scholarly domain is vital to foster shared communication for those who wish to understand a discipline and even more important for those who wish to contribute to it. This is particularly true for those new to the academic language of a particular educational arena. Each book in the series may be seen as a set of very short stories introducing a particular discipline in education.

The featured terms in each volume have been selected for their relevance and their potential to be defined uniquely within a particular educational field. The key terms are discussed on one page with a brief introductory definition for quick reference followed by a longer, expanded discussion supported by references. The index in each book includes links encouraging readers to explore related terms and concepts and thus gain additional information and context.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts to the Acquisitions Editor, John Bennett.
Mathematics and science education are in a state of change. Received models of teaching, curriculum, and researching in the two fields are adopting and developing new ways of thinking about how people of all ages know, learn, and develop. The recent literature in both fields includes contributions focusing on issues and using theoretical frames that were unthinkable a decade ago. For example, we see an increase in the use of conceptual and methodological tools from anthropology and semiotics to understand how different forms of knowledge are interconnected, how students learn, how textbooks are written, etcetera. Science and mathematics educators also have turned to issues such as identity and emotion as salient to the way in which people of all ages display and develop knowledge and skills. And they use dialectical or phenomenological approaches to answer ever arising questions about learning and development in science and mathematics.
The purpose of this series is to encourage the publication of books that are close to the cutting edge of both fields. The series aims at becoming a leader in providing refreshing and bold new work—rather than out-of-date reproductions of past states of the art—shaping both fields more than reproducing them, thereby closing the traditional gap that exists between journal articles and books in terms of their salience about what is new. The series is intended not only to foster books concerned with knowing, learning, and teaching in school but also with doing and learning mathematics and science across the whole lifespan (e.g., science in kindergarten; mathematics at work); and it is to be a vehicle for publishing books that fall between the two domains—such as when scientists learn about graphs and graphing as part of their work.
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There continues to be growing concern about the state of the environment, yet we are often confused by the complexities of economic, ethical, political, and social issues related to it. Daily, there are references in the news media to environmental issues such as global climate change, ozone depletion, dwindling resources, famine, disease, loss of biodiversity, pollution, and continuing job losses in many BC communities. The problems we face both as individuals and within our broader society are now so pervasive and ingrained within our cultural ways of being that we can no longer look to education about science and technology alone to solve these problems. Resultantly, environmental learning can and should include a sustained critique on dominant societal and industrial practices that often contribute to widespread and localized environmental problems.
We must also turn to ourselves as individuals, as researchers and as educational professionals to make change and develop a new ethic - aresponsible attitude toward caring for the earth. Working to integrate environmental learning within all subject areas promotes this change in attitude by providing students with opportunities to experience and investigate the relationships linking individuals, societies, and natural surroundings. Education ‘about’, ‘in’ and ‘for’ the environment provides students with opportunities to learn about the functioning of natural systems, to identify their beliefs and opinions, consider a range of views, and ultimately make informed and responsible choices for themselves, their families and communities. This book series aims to look at environmental learning and the associated educational research related to these practices from a broad and international perspective.


Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts by e-mail to the Aquisitions Editor, John Bennett.
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Why has early childhood science education taken so long to become established as a field of research inquiry? Why do we continue to blame early childhood and primary teachers for their lack of confidence and competence in science education? This book tackles these questions and more.

Grounded in cultural-historical theory, this book explores the development of the field through the eyes of the author. Over 30 years the contexts, the questions, and the foci of a generation of science education researchers are mapped. As the field develops, new concepts, models of teaching and new methods and methodologies are theorised and empirically supported, bringing forward uniqueness of science education for children in play-based settings.
The book reflects on the extent to which the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic influenced the education system in Africa, notably South Africa. The advent of the pandemic has brought a new context to the challenges of access, deepening the precarious position of African higher education systems. The pandemic underscored that African higher education systems are fragile and not uniformly resilient. The book discusses the challenges created or further entrenched by COVID-19 and how the typology of inequality across the differentiated institutions impacted the management of education delivery during COVID-19. Per se, lessons learned were documented to inform decision-making and practice while drawing conclusions for future usage. Even though the shift to emergency remote teaching was not foreseen and thus not coordinated, the authors argue that students’ learning styles, perceptions of online learning and digital pedagogy should be considered in the post-COVID-19 curricula development processes.
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In this book, 23 contributors offer new insights on key issues in mathematics education in early childhood. The chapters cover all mathematics curriculum-related issues in early childhood (number, geometry, patterns and structures and mathematics in daily life). Special attention is given to teachers knowledge and innovative research issues such as quantifiers among young children.

Contributors are: Abraham Arcavi, Ruthi Barkai, Douglas H. Clements, Bat-Sheva Eylon, Dina Hassidov, Rina Hershkowitz, Leah Ilani, Bat-Sheva Ilany, Candace Joswick, Esther Levenson, Zvia Markovits, Zemira Mevarech, Joanne Mulligan, Sherman Rosenfeld, Flavia Santamaria, Julie Sarama, Juhaina Awawdeh Shahbari, Amal Sharif-Rasslan, Tal Sharir, Nora Scheuer, Pessia Tsamir, Dina Tirosh and Ana Clara Ventura.