This volume supports the belief that a revised and advanced science education can emerge from the convergence and synthesis of several current scientific and technological activities including examples of research from cognitive science, social science, and other discipline-based educational studies. The anticipated result: the formation of science education as an integrated discipline.

part I|85 pages

View from the Disciplines

chapter 1|28 pages

A View From Physics

ByLillian C. McDermott

chapter 2|24 pages

Research in Chemical Education: Results and Directions

ByJ. Dudley Herron

part II|93 pages

Instructional Design

chapter 6|29 pages

Interactive Learning Environments and the Teaching of Science and Mathematics

ByAnn L. Brown, Joseph C. Camptioone

chapter 7|21 pages

A Practical Authoring Shell for Apprenticeship Learning

ByWilliam J. Clancey, Kurt Joerger

chapter 8|17 pages

An Applied Science of Instructional Design

ByJill H. Larkin, Carol Scheftic, Ruth W. Chabay

part III|83 pages

Social Contexts of Learning Science

part IV|77 pages

The Impact of Technology