ERIC Number: ED472901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Views of Nature of Science Questionnaire (VNOS): Toward Valid and Meaningful Assessment of Learners' Conceptions of Nature of Science.
Abd-El-Khalick, Fouad; Lederman, Norm G.; Bell, Randy L.; Schwartz, Renee S.
Researchers, educators, and science education organizations have accepted the importance of developing informed conceptions of the nature of science (NOS) among students. Despite attempts to improve both students' and teachers' perceptions of the nature of science, research shows that the desired understanding has not been attained. Evaluation of the learners' view of the nature of science is based on standardized and convergent paper-and-pencil instruments. This paper reports on the development of a new instrument, The Views of Nature of Science Questionnaire (VNOS), which provides authentic assessment of students' views of NOS. (Contains 63 references.) (YDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (Costa Mesa, CA, January 18-21, 2001). For full proceedings, see ED 453 083.