Technology in science education: Context, contestation, and connection
Jones, A. (2012). Technology in science education: Context, contestation, and connection. In Second International Handbook of Science Education. (B. J. Fraser, K. Tobin, & C. J. McRobbie, Eds.) (pp. 811-821).
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The inclusion of technology within science education has been a site of debate, classroom research, and curriculum innovation. This chapter explores the STS movement, perceptions of technology by science teachers, the introduction of technological applications in science, technological problem solving in science classrooms, technology in science curricula, defining the relationship between science and technology, and the integration of science and technology in the curriculum and classroom. Technology in science education can enhance student engagement and make a contribution to scientific literacy in its broadest sense. However, its place is still contested.
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