Insights from Research in Science Teaching and Learning Selected Pap

This book includes studies that represent the state of the art in science education research and convey a sense of the variation in educational traditions around the world. The papers are organized into six main sections: science teaching processes,

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Nicos Papadouris Angela Hadjigeorgiou Constantinos P. Constantinou Editors

Insights from Research in Science Teaching and Learning Selected Papers from the ESERA 2013 Conference

Contributions from Science Education Research Volume 2

Series Editor Robin Millar, University of York, UK Editorial Board Constantinos P. Constantinou, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Greece Justin Dillon, King’s College, London, UK Reinders Duit, University of Kiel, Germany Doris Jorde, University of Oslo, Norway Dimitris Psillos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece Andrée Tiberghien, University of Lyon II, France

More information about this series at http://www.springer.com/series/11180

Nicos Papadouris • Angela Hadjigeorgiou Constantinos P. Constantinou Editors

Insights from Research in Science Teaching and Learning Selected Papers from the ESERA 2013 Conference

Editors Nicos Papadouris Department of Educational Sciences Learning in Science Group University of Cyprus Nicosia, Cyprus

Angela Hadjigeorgiou Department of Educational Sciences Learning in Science Group University of Cyprus Nicosia, Cyprus

Constantinos P. Constantinou Department of Educational Sciences Learning in Science Group University of Cyprus Nicosia, Cyprus

ISSN 2213-3623 ISSN 2213-3631 (electronic) Contributions from Science Education Research ISBN 978-3-319-20073-6 ISBN 978-3-319-20074-3 (eBook) DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-20074-3 Library of Congress Control Number: 2015951085 Springer Cham Heidelberg New York Dordrecht London © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016 This work is subject to copyright. All rights are reserved by the Publisher, whether the whole or part of the material is concerned, specifically the rights of translation, reprinting, reuse of illustrations, recitation, broadcasting, reproduction on microfilms or in any other physical way, and transmission or information storage and retrieval, electronic adaptation, computer software, or by similar or dissimilar methodology now known or hereafter developed. The use of general descriptive names, registered names, trademarks, service marks, etc. in this publication does not imply, even in the absence of a specific statement, that such names are exempt from the relevant protective laws and regulations and therefore free for general use. The publisher, the authors and the editors are safe to assume that the advice and information in this book are believed to be true and accurate at the date of publication. Neither the publisher nor the authors or the editors give a warranty, express or implied, with respect to the material contained herein or for any errors or omissions that may have been made. Printed on acid-free paper Springer International Publishing AG Switzerland is part of Springer Science+Business Media (www. springer.com)

Foreword

I was delighted when I received a request to write a brief foreword for this volume, which brings together 18 selected, peer-reviewed contributions to the 10th European Science Education Research Association (ESERA) Conference which was held i