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Park, Wonyong; Song, Jinwoong – Science & Education, 2018
There has been growing criticism over the aims, methods, and contents of practical work in school science, particularly concerning their tendency to oversimplify the scientific practice with focus on the hypothesis-testing function of experiments. In this article, we offer a reading of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's scientific writings--particularly…
Descriptors: Science Experiments, Scientific Methodology, Experimenter Characteristics, Color
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Larison, Karen D. – Science & Education, 2018
The "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS Lead States 2013) mandates that schools provide students an understanding of the skills and knowledge that scientists use to engage in scientific practices. In this article, I argue that one of the best ways to accomplish this goal is to have students take the perspective of the scientist by…
Descriptors: Scientists, Memory, Scientific Principles, Perspective Taking
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Galili, Igal – Science & Education, 2018
The relationship between physics and mathematics is reviewed upgrading the common in physics classes' perspective of mathematics as a toolkit for physics. The nature of the physics-mathematics relationship is considered along a certain historical path. The triadic hierarchical structure of discipline-culture helps to identify different ways in…
Descriptors: Physics, Mathematics, Correlation, Science Instruction
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Wan, Dongsheng; Zhang, Hongshia; Wei, Bing – Science & Education, 2018
This study examines Chinese pre-service teachers' (N = 30) views on the nature of science (NOS) and how Chinese culture influences their views. Participants were from two teachers' universities in eastern China. As an exploratory and interpretive study, a scenario-based interview approach was adopted. The results indicated that the participants…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Scientific Principles
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Gandolfi, Haira Emanuela – Science & Education, 2018
This article presents the results of an exploratory study of students' knowledge about scientists and countries' contributions to science, aiming at answering two research questions: "In which ways are students aware of the history of scientific development carried out by different people in different places of the world? What can be…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science, Science History, Science Instruction
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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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Niss, Martin – Science & Education, 2018
A central goal of physics education is to teach problem-solving competency, but the description of the nature of this competency is somewhat fragmentary and implicit in the literature. The present article uses recent historical scholarship on Arnold Sommerfeld and Enrico Fermi to identify and characterize two positions on the nature of physics…
Descriptors: Physics, Problem Solving, Qualitative Research, College Science
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Williams, Mobolaji – Science & Education, 2018
Physics is often seen as an excellent introduction to science because it allows students to learn not only the laws governing the world around them, but also, through the problems students solve, a way of thinking which is conducive to solving problems outside of physics and even outside of science. In this article, we contest this latter idea and…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Problem Solving
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Fuselier, Linda; Eason, Perri K.; Jackson, J. Kasi; Spaulding, Sarah – Science & Education, 2018
Textbooks provide a rich site within which to investigate how members of a scientific discipline choose to represent their research to general audiences. We used critical contextual empiricism as a framework for interrogating how a scientific community is depicted via images in evolution textbook chapters on sexual selection. Textbooks that…
Descriptors: Textbook Selection, Evolution, Textbooks, Science Instruction
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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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García-Carmona, Antonio; Acevedo-Díaz, José Antonio – Science & Education, 2018
There is, broadly speaking, an agreement within the international science education community that comprehension of the nature of science (NOS) should be a key element in the scientific literacy of citizens. During the last few decades, several didactic approaches have emerged concerning what and how to teach NOS. Also, one of the basic objectives…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Scientific Literacy, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction
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Godec, Spela; King, Heather; Archer, Louise; Dawson, Emily; Seakins, Amy – Science & Education, 2018
Student engagement with science is a long-standing, central interest within science education research. In this article, we examine student engagement with science using a Bourdiusian lens, placing a particular emphasis on the notion of field. Over the course of one academic year, we collected data in an inner London secondary science classroom…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Science Education, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Kaya, Sila; Erduran, Sibel; Birdthistle, Naomi; McCormack, Orla – Science & Education, 2018
Particular social aspects of the nature of science (NOS), such as economics of, and entrepreneurship in science, are understudied in science education research. It is not surprising then that the practical applications, such as lesson resources and teaching materials, are scarce. The key aims of this article are to (a) synthesize perspectives from…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Scientific Principles, Science Education, Economics
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Lessl, Thomas – Science & Education, 2018
Scientific inquiry is both theoretical and empirical. It succeeds by bringing thought into productive harmony with the observable universe, and thus, students can attain a robust understanding of the nature of science (NOS) only by developing a balanced appreciation of both these dimensions. In this article, I examine naïve empiricism, a teaching…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Religion, Conflict, Scientific Research
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