Academic Exchange Quarterly
Spring 2006, Volume 10, Issue 1
Expanded issue up to 400+ pages.
Articles on various topics plus the following special sections.
See Fall 2006 issue
Teaching Science
Feature Editor:
Satyadhyan.R.Chickerur, Asst.Professor
Sona College of Technology, Tamilnadu, India
Until recently, research in Science education has been dominated by two approaches; finding tools to support the student-centred classroom and finding means to overcome conceptual change. Students may have the ability to succeed in courses and believe that they are doing everything possible to do well in their courses and yet not meet the goals of the course. Students cannot learn effectively if their belief's about the course epistemology differs radically from the view of the epistemology espoused by the instructor. Course scaffolding that attempts to assist students to examine their epistemology so that they can change their outlook on the course material from the viewpoint that it consists of a tool kit of assorted practices, classified according to problem type, to the viewpoint that it comprises a connected structure of concepts are of particular interest. Any studies of a theoretical or empirical nature (including case studies, portfolio studies, exploratory, or experimental work) are welcome, as are studies addressing issues of measurable standards and benchmarks. To be most helpful in this academic exchange, empirical studies should be clear and explicit about their methodology so that others can replicate or advance their research.

Who May Submit:
Submissions are welcome from researchers, administrators, and teachers and trainers at all levels in all contexts, as well as any others who are actively involved in science teaching particularly papers focusing on the student-centred classroom such as collaborative learning and writing-to learn. Please identify your submission with keyword: SCIENCE

Submission deadline:
any time until the end of November 2005; see details for other deadline options like early, regular, and short.

Submission Procedure:    or
POD list (Professional on line developers)
STLHE (Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education)
Forum for Physics Teachers PHYS-L@LISTS.NAU.EDU
Collaborative Learning Group:
History and Philosophy of Science and Science Teaching
BIOCIS-L  Biology Curriculum Innovation Study list.  @sivm.
ACSD-SCI  Alliance for Teaching of Science.  @psuvm.
CHEMED-L  Chemistry education discussion list.  @uwf.

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