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The European Science Education Research Association (ESERA) states in its constitution: “Wherever the English phrase ‘Science education’ appears in this document, it has a meaning equivalent to ‘didactique des sciences’ in French, ‘Didaktiken der Naturwissenschaften’ in German, ‘Didáctica de las Ciencias’ in Spanish, or the equivalent in other European languages.” At least in continental Europe, the term “Didaktik” is widely used – however with a number of significantly different meanings that do not only concern subtleties. The German Didaktik tradition (i.e., the tradition that has developed in the German-speaking countries) has been very influential in continental European countries – however to differing extents. In ancient Greek, the word Didaktik denotes actions of showing and indicating. While this meaning seems to be quite close to that of the English word “didactical,” Didaktik as discussed here stands for a multifaceted view of planning and performing instruction.
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of science education
EditorsRichard Gunstone
Number of pages3
Place of PublicationDordrecht
Publication date2015
ISBN (Print)978-94-007-2149-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-007-2150-0
StatePublished - 2015

    Research areas

  • Research in teaching and learning - Science Education

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