Why We Teach Science

(and Why We Should)

«Science education isn't just for producing future scientists. It's for producing science literate citizens. The benefits of science literacy, long accepted in US education, are now being questioned and even attacked. In Why We Teach Science, Rudolph examines how well science education has served this purpose and finds it lacking. He argues for a new approach to teaching science, one that meets the needs of a science literate society.»

Gale M. Sinatra, University of Southern California. Co-Author of Science Denial: Why It Happens And
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Forlag
Oxford University Press
Innbinding
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Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9780192867193
Utgivelsesår
2023
Format
22 x 15 cm

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«Science education isn't just for producing future scientists. It's for producing science literate citizens. The benefits of science literacy, long accepted in US education, are now being questioned and even attacked. In Why We Teach Science, Rudolph examines how well science education has served this purpose and finds it lacking. He argues for a new approach to teaching science, one that meets the needs of a science literate society.»

Gale M. Sinatra, University of Southern California. Co-Author of Science Denial: Why It Happens And

«In Why We Teach Science and Why We Should, John Rudolph provocatively interrogates the discrepancy between the professed aims of American science education and the way in which it is actually conducted, ending with a compelling plea to reorient science education to serve science and society effectively.»

Glenn Branch, deputy director, National Center for Science Education

«This book is an essential read for anybody with any interest in what goes on in science education in our schools. Drawing from a lifetime of scholarship, he shows how we got to where we are today, and then, how that is failing the overwhelming majority of our children. He offers a new innovative vision of how to do justice to science and to young people.»

Jonathan Osborne, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University

«Science has been seen as both the cause and the solution to every American dilemma for the past sixty years. In Why We Teach Science, John L. Rudolph pushes beyond the clichés of those debates to offer a unique, clear-eyed prescription for the kind of science education we really need.»

Adam Laats, author of Fundamentalist U and Creationism USA

«In Why We Teach Science, John Rudolph reflects on Americans' distressing lack of understanding of how science creates reliable knowledge, so starkly revealed by the pandemic. Building on the wisdom of visionaries like Carl Sagan and James Rutherford, he argues convincingly for a new type of science education that focuses on having students learn "where science sits as a knowledge-producing institution in society and the value scientific expertise offers". Beautifully written, Rudolph correctly challenges our long-standing focus on teaching science facts. Badly needed are thousands of college professors to lead the way by addressing this urgent call.»

Bruce Alberts, Chancellor's Leadership Chair in Biochemistry and Biophysics for Science and Educatio

«In a thoroughly researched yet accessible style, Rudolph provides an overview of the evolution of the why and how of formal science education from the late 1800s to the present.»

Choice

«What goals should science education aim for? And are today's schools achieving those goals? Why We Teach Science provides a lucid and comprehensive framework for thinking about these questions, outlining a practical philosophy for science education while also persuasively arguing that some goals are more worth achieving than others.»

Andrew Shtulman, Professor of Psychology, Occidental College, author of scienceblind

«There is a great deal to admire in this book and the desired audience is not restricted to academics or educators. There is potential for this work to stir conversation and perhaps shape policy. Rudolph gives voice to countless grumbling conversations science education professors have.»

John Settlage, University of Connecticut

«The topic is timely; the pandemic and climate change have increased attention to science education, and Rudolph writes thoughtfully.»

Andy Zucker, Concord Consortium (retired)

«Why we Teach Science (and Why we Should)should be read by every science educator and teacher. The more we come to realize that change is needed, the more likely it is for this change to happen. John Rudolph is to be commended for writing a book that is a call for change.»

Kostas Kampourakis, Progress in Science Education

«A timely book by one of the country's best and most interesting thinkers about the history and current practice of science.»

Ethan Hutt, University of North Carolina

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