ERIC Number: ED445884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Just Do It? The Effect of a Science Apprenticeship Program on High School Students' Understanding of the Nature of Science and Scientific Inquiry.
Bell, Randy L.; Blair, Lesley M.; Lederman, Norman G.; Crawford, Barbara A.
Science educators often assume and expect that students who are actively engaged in scientific inquiry should develop more accurate understandings of science and the construction of scientific knowledge. However, this assumption, while intuitive, has not been validated. This paper reports on a study that sought to determine the impact of an 8-week science apprenticeship program on a group of high ability students' understandings of the nature of science and scientific inquiry. The results of this investigation do not support the intuitive assumption that students will learn about scientific inquiry and the nature of science simply by doing science. (Contains 21 references.) (WRM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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