By Iztok Devetak, Janez Vogrinc (auth.), Myint Swe Khine (eds.)
The severe research of technology textbooks is key in bettering educating and studying in any respect degrees within the topic, and this quantity units out a number educational views on how that evaluation could be performed. each one bankruptcy specializes in a facet of technological know-how textbook appraisal, with insurance of every little thing from theoretical and philosophical underpinnings, methodological concerns, and conceptual frameworks for severe research, to functional options for evaluation.
Contributions from the various so much exceptional students within the box provide this assortment its sure-footed modern relevance, reflecting the overseas criteria of UNESCO in addition to major learn agencies resembling the yank organization for the development of technological know-how (whose undertaking 2061 is an influential waypoint in constructing protocols for textbook analysis). hence the booklet indicates the way to gauge features of textbooks equivalent to their therapy of debatable matters, graphical depictions, clinical historiography, vocabulary utilization, accuracy, and clarity. The content material additionally covers broader social topics reminiscent of the portrayal of ladies and minorities.
"Despite more moderen, extra lively pedagogies, textbooks proceed to have a robust presence in school rooms and to include scholars’ socio-historical inheritance in technological know-how. regardless of their ubiquitous presence, they've got obtained quite little on-going empirical examine. it truly is important that we know the way textbooks impression technological know-how studying. This e-book offers a welcome and masses wanted analysis."
Tina A. Grotzer
Harvard college, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
The current booklet offers a far wanted survey of the present nation of analysis into technological know-how textbooks, and provides a variety of views to notify the 'science' of writing greater technological know-how textbooks.
Keith S Taber
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Critical Analysis of Science Textbooks: Evaluating instructional effectiveness by Iztok Devetak, Janez Vogrinc (auth.), Myint Swe Khine (eds.)