What characterises high-quality science teaching?
Our book "Tettere på naturfag i klasserommet" (Closer to science in the classroom) is trying to provide answers.
Science education, at its best, can engage students to explore issues that are relevant in the here and now. Good science teaching, thus, invites students to use scientific practices and ways of thinking to become personally involved in their learning.
Closer to Science in the Classroom is based on project LISSI (Linking Instruction in Science and Student Impact), which observed 20 Norwegian science classrooms at the primary and middle-school level. The findings provide detailed descriptions of instructional practices and present important documentation of science education in Norwegian schools. The book also offers inspiring and thought-provoking suggestions about what good science teaching is and can be.
The book is written for teachers, teacher educators, students in science education and science education researchers.