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Science Education

Science education


Science education is well recognised as a distinct field within education, and is concerned with the teaching and learning of science and the discrete science disciplines. Nested within science education are sub-fields such as chemistry education and physics education.


Service to science education

Dr Keith S Taber is a long-standing member of the Editorial Board of the research journal International Journal of Science Education, and of the Association for Science Education's journal for secondary science teachers School Science Review.


Science education scholarship

Keith Taber has written widely across a range of topics in science education. His books include

  • Taber, K. S. (2014). Student Thinking and Learning in Science: Perspectives on the Nature and Development of Learners' Ideas. New York: Routledge.
  • Taber, K. S. (2013). Modelling Learners and Learning in Science Education: Developing representations of concepts, conceptual structure and conceptual change to inform teaching and research. Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Taber, K. S. (Ed.). (2012). Teaching Secondary Chemistry (2nd ed.). London: Hodder Education.
  • Taber, K. S. (2009). Progressing Science Education: Constructing the scientific research programme into the contingent nature of learning science. Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Taber, K. S. (Editor) (2007) Science Education for Gifted Learners, London: Routledge.
  • Taber, K. S. (2007) Enriching School Science for the Gifted Learner, London: Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme.
  • Kind, V. & Taber, K. S. (2005) Science: Teaching School Subjects 11-19, London: Routledge.

(See a list of Dr Taber's publications)