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Chin, Christine; Osborne, Jonathan – Studies in Science Education, 2008
Students' questions play an important role in meaningful learning and scientific inquiry. They are a potential resource for both teaching and learning science. Despite the capacity of students' questions for enhancing learning, much of this potential still remains untapped. The purpose of this paper, therefore, is to examine and review the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Questioning Techniques, Science Instruction, Inquiry
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Duschl, Richard A.; Osborne, Jonathan – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Explores the research on argumentation in science education by focusing on two questions: (1) what should constitute argumentation?; and (2) what does research say about classroom conditions that promote, nurture, and sustain argumentation practices among students? Discusses possible barriers to argumentation and foundational frameworks and…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inquiry
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Osborne, Jonathan; Simon, Shirley – Studies in Science Education, 1996
Presents and recommends the rationale for a primary science curriculum characterized by reduced content, breadth and balance, and a focus on investigative activities. Contains 128 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries