The Encyclopedia of Science and Technology

The Encyclopedia of Science and Technology
Author: James Trefil
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 555
Release: 2001-08-24
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781136753633

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Edited by acclaimed science writer and physicist James Trefil, the Encyclopedia's 1000 entries combine in-depth coverage with a vivid graphic format to bring every facet of science, technology, and medicine into stunning focus. From absolute zero to the Mesozoic era to semiconductors to the twin paradox, Trefil and his co-authors have an uncanny ability to convey how the universe works and to show readers how to apply that knowledge to everyday problems.

Gale Encyclopedia of Science

Gale Encyclopedia of Science
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2004
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:874563639

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Encyclopedia of Science

Encyclopedia of Science
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: DK Children
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2006
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0756622204

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Contains more than 200 highly illustrated entries that provide information about a range of science topics grouped in twelve subject areas, with charts, statistics, sidebars, and brief biographies.

Encyclopedia of Science Education

Encyclopedia of Science Education
Author: Richard Gunstone
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1120
Release: 2016-04-18
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9400721498

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The Encyclopedia of Science Education provides a comprehensive international reference work covering the range of methodologies, perspectives, foci, and cultures of this field of inquiry, and to do so via contributions from leading researchers from around the globe. Because of the frequent ways in which scholarship in science education has led to developments in other curriculum areas, the encyclopedia has significance beyond the field of science education. The Encyclopedia of Science Education is aimed at graduate students, researchers, developers in science education and science education research. The topics to be covered encompass all areas of science education and it includes biographical entries on science educators, as well as educators whose work has had an impact on science education as a research field.

The World Book Encyclopedia of Science

The World Book Encyclopedia of Science
Author: World Book, Inc
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2000
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 0716633965

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An eight-volume reference set which explores many aspects of science, including sections on career opportunities pertaining to various fields of science.

Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication

Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication
Author: Susanna Hornig Priest
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 1145
Release: 2010-07-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781412959209

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The explosion of scientific information is exacerbating the information gap between richer/poorer, educated/less-educated publics. The proliferation of media technology and the popularity of the Internet help some keep up with these developments but also make it more likely others fall further behind. This is taking place in a globalizing economy and society that further complicates the division between information haves and have-nots and compounds the challenge of communicating about emerging science and technology to increasingly diverse audiences. Journalism about science and technology must fill this gap, yet journalists and journalism students themselves struggle to keep abreast of contemporary scientific developments. Scientist - aided by public relations and public information professionals - must get their stories out, not only to other scientists but also to broader public audiences. Funding agencies increasingly expect their grantees to engage in outreach and education, and such activity can be seen as both a survival strategy and an ethical imperative for taxpayer-supported, university-based research. Science communication, often in new forms, must expand to meet all these needs. Providing a comprehensive introduction to students, professionals and scholars in this area is a unique challenge because practitioners in these fields must grasp both the principles of science and the principles of science communication while understanding the social contexts of each. For this reason, science journalism and science communication are often addressed only in advanced undergraduate or graduate specialty courses rather than covered exhaustively in lower-division courses. Even so, those entering the field rarely will have a comprehensive background in both science and communication studies. This circumstance underscores the importance of compiling useful reference materials. The Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication presents resources and strategies for science communicators, including theoretical material and background on recent controversies and key institutional actors and sources. Science communicators need to understand more than how to interpret scientific facts and conclusions; they need to understand basic elements of the politics, sociology, and philosophy of science, as well as relevant media and communication theory, principles of risk communication, new trends, and how to evaluate the effectiveness of science communication programmes, to mention just a few of the major challenges. This work will help to develop and enhance such understanding as it addresses these challenges and more. Topics covered include: advocacy, policy, and research organizations environmental and health communication philosophy of science media theory and science communication informal science education science journalism as a profession risk communication theory public understanding of science pseudo-science in the news special problems in reporting science and technology science communication ethics.

Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning

Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning
Author: Norbert M. Seel
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 3643
Release: 2011-10-05
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781441914279

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Over the past century, educational psychologists and researchers have posited many theories to explain how individuals learn, i.e. how they acquire, organize and deploy knowledge and skills. The 20th century can be considered the century of psychology on learning and related fields of interest (such as motivation, cognition, metacognition etc.) and it is fascinating to see the various mainstreams of learning, remembered and forgotten over the 20th century and note that basic assumptions of early theories survived several paradigm shifts of psychology and epistemology. Beyond folk psychology and its naïve theories of learning, psychological learning theories can be grouped into some basic categories, such as behaviorist learning theories, connectionist learning theories, cognitive learning theories, constructivist learning theories, and social learning theories. Learning theories are not limited to psychology and related fields of interest but rather we can find the topic of learning in various disciplines, such as philosophy and epistemology, education, information science, biology, and – as a result of the emergence of computer technologies – especially also in the field of computer sciences and artificial intelligence. As a consequence, machine learning struck a chord in the 1980s and became an important field of the learning sciences in general. As the learning sciences became more specialized and complex, the various fields of interest were widely spread and separated from each other; as a consequence, even presently, there is no comprehensive overview of the sciences of learning or the central theoretical concepts and vocabulary on which researchers rely. The Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning provides an up-to-date, broad and authoritative coverage of the specific terms mostly used in the sciences of learning and its related fields, including relevant areas of instruction, pedagogy, cognitive sciences, and especially machine learning and knowledge engineering. This modern compendium will be an indispensable source of information for scientists, educators, engineers, and technical staff active in all fields of learning. More specifically, the Encyclopedia provides fast access to the most relevant theoretical terms provides up-to-date, broad and authoritative coverage of the most important theories within the various fields of the learning sciences and adjacent sciences and communication technologies; supplies clear and precise explanations of the theoretical terms, cross-references to related entries and up-to-date references to important research and publications. The Encyclopedia also contains biographical entries of individuals who have substantially contributed to the sciences of learning; the entries are written by a distinguished panel of researchers in the various fields of the learning sciences.

Science Encyclopedia

Science Encyclopedia
Author: National Geographic Kids
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2016
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781426325427

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Offers an illustrated encyclopedia of general science, with informative and fun facts on a broad array of scientific topics.