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ERIC Number: ED037353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Pages: 16
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Alternate Theory Formation by Students.
Hanson, R. Keith
Video tapes of student teachers micro-teaching in a high school biology class were analyzed. Attention was focussed on students' interpretations of data and the teacher's responses to these interpretations. Examples are given of student explanations which teachers find unsatisfactory but which are valid alternatives based on the data available to students. This problem is discussed in relation to the history of science and the teacher's own theoretical background. It is suggested that some forms of guided inquiry in the classroom may prevent students from understanding how knowledge is acquired. (EB)
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Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (43rd, Minneapolis, Minne., March 5-8, 1970)