Teaching and Learning in the Science Laboratory

Scope of the book There is an on-going debate regarding the role of labwork in science education, which dates back several decades and which illustrates the conviction and interest of teachers, researchers and policy-makers world-wide in the value of labo

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Science & Technology Education Library VOLUME 16 SERIES EDITOR William W. Cobern, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, USA FOUNDING EDITOR Ken Tobin, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA EDITORIAL BOARD Beverley Bell, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand Henry Brown-Acquay, University College of Education of Winneba, Ghana Mariona Espinet, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain Gurol Irzik, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey Olugbemiro Jegede, The Open University, Hong Kong Reuven Lazarowitz, Technion, Haifa, Israel Lilia Reyes Herrera, Universidad Autónoma de Columbia, Bogota, Colombia Marrisa Rollnick, College of Science, Johannesburg, South Africa Wolff-Michael Roth, University of Victoria, Canada Svein Sjøberg, University of Oslo, Norway Hsiao-lin Tuan, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan SCOPE The book series Science & Technology Education Library provides a publication forum for scholarship in science and technology education. It aims to publish innovative books which are at the forefront of the field. Monographs as well as collections of papers will be published.

The titles published in this series are listed at the end of this volume.

Teaching and Learning in the Science Laboratory

Edited by

DIMITRIS PSILLOS Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and

HANS NIEDDERER University of Bremen, Germany

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TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE SCIENCE LABORATORY A book based on the European project "Labwork in Science Education" Co-ordinated by

Marie-Geneviève Séré

Dimitris Psillos and

Hans Niedderer (Eds.)

KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS

Table of Contents

1

General Introduction Chapter 1

APPROACHING LABWORK: FRAMES AND TOOLS Introduction

7

Robin Millar, Andrée Tiberghien and Jean-François Le Maréchal Varieties of Labwork: A Way of Profiling Labwork Tasks

9

Dimitris Psillos and Hans Niedderer Issues and Questions Regarding the Effectiveness of Labwork

21

Hans Niedderer, Stefan v. Aufschnaiter, Andrée Tiberghien, Christian Buty, Kerstin Haller, Lorenz Hucke, Florian Sander, Hans Fischer Talking Physics in Labwork Contexts - A Category Based Analysis of 31 Videotapes John Leach Students' Understanding of the Nature of Science and its Influence on Labwork

41

Chapter 2

STANDARD LABWORK BASED ON HANDS-ON EXPERIMENTS Introduction

49

Karine Bécu-Robinault Modelling Activities of Students during a Traditional Labwork

51

Michel Beney and Marie-Geneviève Séré Students' Intellect