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Frède, Valérie – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2019
In this article, we compared French and Cameroonian schoolchildren's initial conceptions and comprehension of the night and day cycle in order to test for cultural influence. Forty students aged almost 8 years (Grade 2) were individually interviewed in their schools about night and day dynamics before they had received any teaching in astronomy.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 2
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Morge, Ludovic – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2015
Between 1993 and 2010, two French journals (Aster and Didaskalia) coming from different backgrounds but belonging to the same institution used to publish papers on research in science and technology education. The merging of these journals made it necessary for them to compare the different reviewing procedures used by each. This merging occurred…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, French, Periodicals
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Fages, Volny; Albe, Virginie – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2015
This paper proposes a study of the various ways in which social and ethical issues are integrated in the curricula of nanoscience and nanotechnology master degrees. During the last decade, new types of courses have appeared in science and technology universities, first in the United States and now reaching Europe and France, associating a call for…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science and Society, Molecular Structure, Technology
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Lopez-Facal, Ramon; Jimenez-Aleixandre, Maria Pilar – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2009
This comment on L. Simonneaux and J. Simonneaux paper focuses on the role of "identities" in dealing with socio-scientific issues. We argue that there are two types of identities (social representations) influencing the students' positions: On the one hand their social representations of the bears' and wolves' identities as belonging to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Evaluation, Identification
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Simonneaux, Laurence; Simonneaux, Jean – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2009
In this article, we study third-year university students' reasoning about three controversial socio-scientific issues from the viewpoint of education for sustainable development: local issues (the reintroduction of bears in the Pyrenees in France, wolves in the Mercantour) and a global one (global warming). We used the theoretical frameworks of…
Descriptors: Local Issues, Foreign Countries, Climate, Sustainable Development