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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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Yeh, Yi-Fen; Erduran, Sibel; Hsu, Ying-Shao – Science & Education, 2019
The article focuses on the analysis of curriculum documents from Taiwan to investigate how benchmarks for learning nature of science (NOS) are positioned in different versions of the science curricula. Following a review of different approaches to the conceptualization of NOS and the role of NOS in promoting scientific literacy, an empirical study…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Science Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction
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Santini, Jérôme; Bloor, Tracy; Sensevy, Gérard – Science & Education, 2018
Our research addresses the issue of teaching and learning concepts in science education as an empirical question. We study the process of conceptualization by closely examining the unfolding of classroom lesson sequences. We situate our work within the practice turn line of research on epistemic practices in science education. We also adopt a…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Teacher Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Seismology
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Brock, Richard – Science & Education, 2018
The conceptualisation of knowledge as justified true belief has been shown to be, at the very least, an incomplete account. One challenge to the justified true belief model arises from the proposition of situations in which a person possesses a belief that is both justified and true which some philosophers intuit should not be classified as…
Descriptors: Science Education, Scientific Attitudes, Epistemology, Concept Formation
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Yucel, Robyn – Science & Education, 2018
Including the perspectives of scientists about the nature and process of science is important for an authentic and nuanced portrayal of science in science education. The small number of studies that have explored scientists' worldviews about science has thus far generated contradictory findings, with recent studies claiming that scientists…
Descriptors: Scientists, Science Education, Epistemology, Science Teachers
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Lombard, François; Weiss, Laura – Science & Education, 2018
We will attempt a synthesis from various research perspectives that have analyzed the alterations that knowledge inevitably goes through while percolating into classroom activities. We will try to identify some of their causes and will illustrate them with examples in genetics. First, we will discuss some research on knowledge transformation when…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Educational Research, Genetics, Epistemology
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Moreira-dos-Santos, Frederik; El-Hani, Charbel N. – Science & Education, 2017
This article discusses how to deal with the relations between different cultural perspectives in classrooms, based on a proposal for considering understanding and knowledge as goals of science education, inspired by Dewey's naturalistic humanism. It thus combines educational and philosophical interests. In educational terms, our concerns relate to…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Science Education, Humanistic Education, Science Teachers
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King, Heather; Achiam, Marianne – Science & Education, 2017
Fundamental knowledge of natural history is lacking in many western societies, as demonstrated by its absence in school science curricula. And yet, to meet local and global challenges such as environmental degradation, biodiversity loss and climate change, we need to better understand the living and non-living parts of the natural world. Many have…
Descriptors: History, Epistemology, Logical Thinking, Science Education
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Kötter, Mario; Hammann, Marcus – Science & Education, 2017
In this article, the argument is put forth that controversies about the scope and limits of science should be considered in Nature of Science (NOS) teaching. Reference disciplines for teaching NOS are disciplines, which reflect upon science, like philosophy of science, history of science, and sociology of science. The culture of these disciplines…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Alpaslan, Muhammet Mustafa; Yalvac, Bugrahan; Loving, Cathleen – Science & Education, 2017
This case study explores students' physics-related personal epistemologies in school science practices. The school science practices of nine eleventh grade students in a physics class were audio-taped over 6 weeks. The students were also interviewed to find out their ideas on the nature of scientific knowledge after each activity. Analysis of…
Descriptors: High School Students, Science Instruction, Physics, Epistemology
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Develaki, Maria – Science & Education, 2017
Scientific reasoning is particularly pertinent to science education since it is closely related to the content and methodologies of science and contributes to scientific literacy. Much of the research in science education investigates the appropriate framework and teaching methods and tools needed to promote students' ability to reason and…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Epistemology, Educational Philosophy, Science Education
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Boerwinkel, Dirk Jan; Yarden, Anat; Waarlo, Arend Jan – Science & Education, 2017
To determine what knowledge of genetics is needed for decision-making on genetic-related issues, a consensus-reaching approach was used. An international group of 57 experts, involved in teaching, studying, or developing genetic education and communication or working with genetic applications in medicine, agriculture, or forensics, answered the…
Descriptors: Genetics, Decision Making, Expertise, Knowledge Level
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Ferreira, Tiago Alfredo S.; El-Hani, Charbel N.; da Silva-Filho, Waldomiro José – Science & Education, 2016
This article intends to show that the defense of "understanding" as one of the major goals of science education can be grounded on an anti-reductionist perspective on testimony as a source of knowledge. To do so, we critically revisit the discussion between Harvey Siegel and Alvin Goldman about the goals of science education, especially…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Science Education, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes
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Machado, Juliana; Braga, Marco Antônio Barbosa – Science & Education, 2016
A characterization of the modelling process in science is proposed for science education, based on Mario Bunge's ideas about the construction of models in science. Galileo's "Dialogues" are analysed as a potentially fruitful starting point to implement strategies aimed at modelling in the classroom in the light of that proposal. It is…
Descriptors: History, Science Instruction, Epistemology, Science Education
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Wilkenfeld, Daniel A.; Lombrozo, Tania – Science & Education, 2015
In pedagogical contexts and in everyday life, we often come to believe something because it would best explain the data. What is it about the explanatory endeavor that makes it essential to everyday learning and to scientific progress? There are at least two plausible answers. On one view, there is something special about having true…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Education, Inferences, Epistemology
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