Adapted Primary Literature : The Use of Authentic Scientific Texts in Secondary Schools

This book specifies the foundation for Adapted Primary Literature (APL), a novel text genre that enables the learning and teaching of science using research articles that were adapted to the knowledge level of high-school students. More than 50 years ago, J.J. Schwab suggested that Primary Scientifi...

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Main Authors: Yarden, Anat, Norris, Stephen P. (Author), Phillips, Linda M. (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2015, 2015
Edition:1st ed. 2015
Series:Innovations in Science Education and Technology
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Prologue: The Origins of the First Adapted Primary Literature (APL)
  • PART I: The Theory of Adapted Primary Literature
  • Chapter 1: Adapting Primary Literature for Promoting Scientific Literacy
  • Chapter 2: Foundations for Conceptualizing APL.-  Chapter 3: APL and Reading in Science Classrooms
  • PART II: The Practice of Adapted Primary Literature.- Chapter 4: Creating and Using APL
  • Chapter 5: Teaching Scientific Reading
  • Chapter 6: Applications of Adapted Primary Literature
  • PART III: A Compendium of Adapted Primary Literature Annotated for Critical Reading.- Chapter 7: Developing an Inhibitor of Anthrax Toxin (Annotated for Epistemology)
  • Chapter 8: An Epidemiological Model for West Nile Virus: Invasion Analysis and Control Applications (Annotated for Structure)
  • Chapter 9: The Coronal Heating Problem (Annotated for Epistemology and Meta-scientific Language)
  • Chapter 10: Did Early Maritime Archaic Indians Ever Live in Newfoundland? (Annotated for Epistemology)
  • Epilogue: The Basis of and Possibilities for Adapted Primary Literature