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Dunlop, Lynda; Veneu, Fernanda – Science & Education, 2019
Controversies in science are an essential feature of scientific practice: defined here as current problems that are unresolved because there are no accepted procedures by which they can be resolved or there are differing assumptions that affect the interpretation of evidence. Although there has been much attention in science education literature…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Science and Society
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Hancock, Tamara S.; Friedrichsen, Patricia J.; Kinslow, Andrew T.; Sadler, Troy D. – Science & Education, 2019
Currently there is little guidance given to teachers in selecting focal issues for socio-scientific issues (SSI)-based teaching and learning. As a majority of teachers regularly collaborate with other teachers, understanding what factors influence collaborative SSI-based curriculum design is critical. We invited 18 secondary science teachers to…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Secondary School Teachers, Science Instruction, Science and Society
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Oh, Phil Seok – Science & Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the features of modeling-based abductive reasoning as a disciplinary practice of inquiry in the domain of earth science. The study was based on an undergraduate course of a university of education, Korea, offered for preservice elementary teachers majoring in science as their specialty. The course…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Logical Thinking, Inquiry, Science Process Skills
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Can, S. Nazli; Saribas, Deniz – Science & Education, 2019
The aim of the present study is to explore pre-service elementary teachers' evaluations of the evidence and models and their positions on a socio-scientific topic, namely genetically modified organisms (GMOs), after evaluating them through Model Evidence Link (MEL) diagrams. The findings of this study show that the participants mostly constructed…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Science and Society
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Kahn, Sami; Zeidler, Dana L. – Science & Education, 2019
Perspective taking is a critical yet tangled construct that is used to describe a range of psychological processes and that is applied interchangeably with related constructs. The resulting ambiguity is particularly vexing in science education, where although perspective taking is recognized as critical to informed citizens' ability to negotiate…
Descriptors: Perspective Taking, Logical Thinking, Science Education, Science and Society
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Besse, M.; Fragnière, S.; Müller, A.; Piguet, M.; Dubois, L.; Miéville, D.; Schoeb, S.; Schumacher, D. – Science & Education, 2019
This article is about an intervention introducing prehistoric life in primary education. Its objectives were to foster openness and interest for prehistory and archaeology, as well as content knowledge and conceptual learning with a focus on four main facets: basic knowledge about prehistoric life; conceptual learning/change regarding prehistory;…
Descriptors: Archaeology, Workshops, Primary Education, Intervention
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Stuart, Michael T. – Science & Education, 2019
Imagination is necessary for scientific practice, yet there are no in vivo sociological studies on the ways that imagination is taught, thought of, or evaluated by scientists. This article begins to remedy this by presenting the results of a qualitative study performed on two systems biology laboratories. I found that the more advanced a…
Descriptors: Scientific Methodology, Science Process Skills, Imagination, Problem Solving
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Boesch, Brandon – Science & Education, 2019
It is widely argued that the skills of scientific expertise are tacit, meaning that they are difficult to study. In this essay, I draw on work from the philosophy of action about the nature of skills to show that there is another access point for the study of skills--namely, skill transmission in science education. I will begin by outlining…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Process Skills, Teaching Methods, Models
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Fasce, Angelo; Picó, Alfonso – Science & Education, 2019
In this study, we explore the relation between scientific literacy (knowledge about scientific theories, trust in science, and critical thinking) and unwarranted beliefs (pseudoscience, the paranormal and conspiracy theories). The results show heterogeneous interactions between six constructs: (1) conspiracy theories poorly interact with…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Correlation, Trust (Psychology), Critical Thinking
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Causton, Edward – Science & Education, 2019
In this article, I introduce Robert Brandom's inferentialism as an alternative to common representational interpretations of constructivism in science education. By turning our attention away from the representational role of conceptual contents and toward the norms governing their use in inferences, we may interpret knowledge as a capacity to…
Descriptors: Inferences, Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Energy
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Ariely, Moriah; Livnat, Zohar; Yarden, Anat – Science & Education, 2019
Learning the unique linguistic forms and structures that construct and communicate scientific principles, knowledge, and beliefs is important for developing students' disciplinary literacy. The use of scientific language is apparent in the texts that scientists produce to communicate their findings to other scientists--the research articles. Texts…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Literacy, Language Usage, High School Students
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Bhakthavatsalam, Sindhuja – Science & Education, 2019
Teaching false theories goes against the general pedagogical and philosophical belief that we must only teach and learn what is true. In general, the goal of pedagogy is taken to be epistemic: to gain knowledge and avoid ignorance. In this article, I argue that for realists and antirealists alike, epistemological and pedagogical goals have to come…
Descriptors: Theories, Teaching Methods, Educational Philosophy, Science Instruction
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Caiman, Cecilia; Jakobson, Britt – Science & Education, 2019
The aim of this study was to examine the role of aesthetic practice in elementary school and the consequences for children's meaning-making in science. More specifically, we intended to scrutinise what science learning emerges within the process, to target the consequences of adopting art practice in science class and to explore these two…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Aesthetics, Teaching Methods
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Billingsley, Berry; Nassaji, Mehdi – Science & Education, 2019
There are widespread calls for school education to put more emphasis on developing students' appreciation of the power and limitations of science. Without effective teaching, there is a risk that sensationalist media claims will unduly influence students' perceptions of the power of science to already explain and predict aspects of our daily…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Student Characteristics
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Flynn, Simon; Hardman, Mark – Science & Education, 2019
In recent years, researchers within science education have started to consider the impact of narrative upon teaching and learning in science. This article investigates the possibilities of interactive fiction as a means by which students can be provided with feedback on their understanding in science, and explores the mechanisms which might allow…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Fiction, Books
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