Publications

In this section, we include a series of publications related to the lines of investigation developed by the Science Education Program, including books, academic articles and outreach materials.

Books:

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Educating curious minds: the development of scientific and technological thinking in childhood [Educar mentes curiosas: la formación del pensamiento científico y tecnológico en la infancia]. Furman, 2016. Buenos Aires: Fundación Santillana. Download the whole book.
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How does the brain learn [El cerebro que aprende]. Podestá and collaborators, 2014. Buenos Aires: Aique. (Spanish Edition). Download a chapter.

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Assess to teach science [Evaluar para enseñar ciencias naturales]. Attias, Furman and collaborators, 2011. Buenos Aires: Sangari. (Spanish Edition). Download a chapter.

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The adventure of teaching Science [La aventura de enseñar Ciencias Naturales]. Furman and Podestá, 2009. Buenos Aires: Aique. Best Book on Education Award, Fundación El Libro, 2010. (Spanish Edition). Download a chapter.

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Becoming science teachers by transforming urban classrooms. Furman, 2009. Lambert Academic Publishers. Download a chapter.

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What Science tells us on how to teach it. [La ciencia en el aula: lo que nos dice la ciencia sobre cómo enseñarla]. Gellon, Rossenvasser, Furman and Golombek, 2005. Buenos Aires: Paidós. (Spanish Edition). Download a chapter.

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Science: Learning to do research at school. [Ciencias Naturales: Aprender a investigar en la escuela]. Furman and Zysman, 2001. Buenos Aires: Novedades Educativas. (Spanish Edition). Download a chapter.

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Selected book chapters:

Science Teacher Education in Argentina. Furman and Luzuriaga, 2017. In Model Science Teacher Preparation Programs. Pedersen, Isozaki & Hirano (Editors). North Carolina, United States: Information Age Publishing. Download.

Can fish drown in water? Unraveling what does understanding science mean. [¿Los peces pueden asfixiarse en el agua? Desmenuzando la idea de comprender conceptos en ciencia].  Gellon and Furman, 2012. In The Board of Babel: connecting neuroscience, psychology and education [En La Pizarra de Babel: puentes entre neurociencia, psicología y educación] by Sebastián Lipina and Mariano Sigman (Editors). Buenos Aires: “Libros Del Zorzal”. (Spanish Edition). Download.

Preparing Science Teachers for Diverse Audiences: Race, class and social Justice. Calabrese Barton, Furman and collaborators, 2007. In Teacher Education for Diversity and Social Justice. Nicole Gillespie and Angelo Collins (Editors). Download.

Working on the Margins to Bring Science to the Center of Students´ Lives: The Development of a School-University Partnership in New York City. Calabrese Barton, Furman, Muir, Barnes y Monaco, 2007. In Research Collaboration: Relationships and Praxis. Ritchie, S. (Editor). Sense Publishers, Bold Visions in Educational Research Series. Download.

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Selected academic papers:

Impact of an inquiry unit on grade 4 students´science learning. Di Mauro, M. F. & Furman, M.  (2016) International Journal of Science Education, September, 2016. Download.

What is a Scientific Experiment? The Impact of a Professional Development Course on Teachers´Ability to Design an Inquiry-Based Science Curriculum. Barreto Pérez, M. C., and Furman, M. (2016) International Journal of Environmental & Science Education, 11(6), 1387-1401. Download.

Scientific skills at the elementary level: a study on the level of achievement of 4th grade students. [Las habilidades científicas en la escuela primaria: un estudio del nivel de desempeño en niños de 4to año]. Di Mauro, M.F., Furman, M., y Bravo, B. (2015) Revista Electrónica de Investigación en Educación en Ciencias, 10(2), 1-10. Download.

Fostering creative pedagogies in science teaching: experiences from Argentine and Scottish teachers. Furman, M., Gray, D., Podestá, M.E., and Colucci-Gray, L. (2015). Paper presented at the ESERA Congress, September 2015, Helsinki. Download. 

Institutional contexts and school improvement in Science: an analysis of “Bicentennial Schools” Program. [Contextos institucionales y mejora escolar en Ciencias Naturales: un análisis del programa “Escuelas del Bicentenario”]. Furman, M., Podestá, M.E., y Mussini, M. (2015) Revista Iberoamericana de Evaluación Educativa, 8(1), 135-157. Download.

Categorizing the formulation of questions before and after inquiry based teaching. [Categorización de las preguntas formuladas antes y después de la enseñanza por indagación]García Gonzalez, S. y Furman, M. (2014).  Revista Praxis y Saber, 5(10), 75-91. Download.

Science Teacher Education in South America: The Case of Argentina, Colombia and Chile. Cofré, González-Weil, Vergara, Santibáñez, Ahumada, Furman, Podestá, Camacho, Gallego & Pérez. Journal of Science Teacher Education; 26(1), 45-63.  Download.

Design and implementation of WISE, a virtual learning platform, in science teaching.  [Diseño e implementación de la plataforma virtual de aprendizaje WISE en el aprendizaje de las Ciencias Naturales]. Rizzi, Furman, Podestá y Luzuriaga. Paper presented at the Iberoamerican Congress of Science, Technology, Innovation and Education organized by the OEI, November 2014, Buenos Aires. Download.

Institutional contexts and school improvement in Science: an analysis of “Bicentennial Schools”. [Contextos institucionales y mejora escolar en Ciencias Naturales: un análisis del programa "Escuelas del Bicentenario"]. Furman y Podestá. Paper presented at the Iberoamerican Congress of Science, Technology, Innovation and Education organized by the OEI, November 2014, Buenos Aires.Descargar.

Creative pedagogies in science teaching: experiences from Argentine and Scottish teachers. Furman, Gray, Podestá y Colucci-Gray. Paper presented at the Symposium Creativity in Education and Teacher Education: Perspectives and Challenges in Arts and Science Educational Collaborations. BERA Annual International Conference, September, 2014, London, UK. Download.

Evaluating the Impact of a School Improvement Program in Student Science Learning: The Case of “Bicentennial Schools”. Furman and Podestá. Article presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching Convention, March 2014, Pittsburgh, United States of America. Download.

The process of learning to pose research questions [El proceso de aprender a plantear preguntas investigables]. Furman, Barreto and Sanmartí, 2013.  Educació Química; 14, 1-28. (Spanish Edition) Download.

Good Practices in Science Teacher Education for Schools in Disadvantaged Contexts: A Case Study from a School Improvement Program in Argentina. Furman and Podestá, 2013. International Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Teaching; 19 (2), 2-13. Download.

Training science teachers for schools in poverty contexts: methodological and theoretical contributions based on an investigation conducted in secondary schools in the City of New York. [La formación de los profesores de ciencias para escuelas de contextos de pobreza: Aportes teóricos y metodológicos acerca de una investigación realizada en escuelas medias de la Ciudad de Nueva York]. Furman, 2012. Documento de trabajo 42, Escuela de Educación de la Universidad de San Andrés. (Spanish edition) Download.

What science are we teaching at schools in poverty contexts? [¿Qué ciencia estamos enseñando en las escuelas de contextos de pobreza?] Furman, 2012. Praxis y Saber Journal; 3 (5), 15-52. (Spanish edition) Download.

Assessment in science teacher education. [La evaluación en la formación de los docentes de ciencias]. Furman, Poenitz and Podestá, 2012. Praxis y Saber Journal; 3 (6), 165-189. (Spanish edition) Download.

Learning to teach science in urban schools by becoming a researcher of one´s own beginning practice. Furman, Calabrese Barton and Muir, 2012. Cultural Studies of Science Education: Volume 7, Issue 1, Page 153-174. Download.

Capturing Urban Student Voices in the Creation of a Science Mini-Documentary. Furman and Calabrese Barton, 2006. Journal of Research in Science Teaching; 43 (7): 667-694. Download.

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Teaching materials:

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Investigating the human body. Structured curriculum to teach on the human body. Download the document.

 

 

 

 

Captura de pantalla 2016-07-18 a las 8.51.49 AMInspiring kindergarten science classes.  Multimedia resources for science teaching.  Visit the webpage.

 

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How to include experiments in science classes? [¿Cómo hacer experimentos en la clase de Ciencias Naturales?] Melina Furman´s pedagogical advices in “Las 400 clases” (CIPPEC). Watch the video.

 

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The house of Science [La casa de la ciencia]: program in children´s television program Paka Paka.  Watch the video.

 

Bicentenary Schools: Science teaching material. [Escuelas del Bicentenario: Material para Docentes de Ciencias Naturales]. 2011. Buenos Aires: IIPE-UNESCO. (Spanish edition). Download the booklets for: 1st grade2nd grade3rd grade4th grade5th grade6th grade.

Bicentenary Schools: materials for school principals. [Escuelas del Bicentenario: Material para Directivos]. 2011. Buenos Aires: IIPE-UNESCO. (Spanish edition). Download.

 

Outreach materials:

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 Questions to think [Preguntas para pensar]. Melina Furman´s TED talk at TEDx Río de la Plata Educación, 2015. Watch the video.

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Educando al cerebroEducating scientific minds at school [Educar mentes científicas en la escuela]. Melina Furman´s Conference at Educando al Cerebro, 2014. Watch the video. 

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presentacion udesaEducating scientific minds: combining curiosity with analytic thinking. [Educar mentes científicas: combinando la curiosidad con el pensamiento analítico]. Melina Furman and María Eugenia Podestá´s open conference at the University of San Andres, August 2014. Watch the video.

Igniting the flame of learning. [Encender la chispa del aprendizaje]. Furman. Published in the blog of the Instituto Baikal, 11/09/2014. Download.

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Teaching how to have marvelous ideas. [Enseñar a tener ideas maravillosas]. Melina Furman´s TED talk at TEDxResistencia, 2012. Watch the video.

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Objects to think. [Objetos para pensar] Cristián Rizzi´s TED talk at TEDxAvCorrientes, 2012. Watch the video.

 

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Science Expedition: a trip to the heart of science thinking. [Expedición Ciencia: viaje al corazón del pensamiento científico]. Gabriel Gellon´s TED talk at TEDxBuenos Aires, 2010. Watch the video.

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Doing science at elementary level: far more than cooking recipes [Haciendo ciencia en la escuela primaria: mucho más que recetas de cocina]. Furman, 2007. Revista 12ntes. (Spanish edition). Download.

Science at elementary level: setting the cornerstones for scientific reasoning. [Ciencias naturales en la escuela primaria: colocando las piedras fundamentales del pensamiento científico]. Furman, 2008. Presented at IV Latinamerican Education Forum. Learning and teaching science. Challenges, strategies and opportunities. [Presentado en el IV Foro Latinoamericano de Educación. Aprender y enseñar ciencias. Desafíos, estrategias y oportunidades]. (Spanish edition). Download.