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ERIC Number: EJ1035407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0950-0693
Learning Science, Learning about Science, Doing Science: Different Goals Demand Different Learning Methods
Hodson, Derek
International Journal of Science Education, v36 n15 p2534-2553 2014
This opinion piece paper urges teachers and teacher educators to draw careful distinctions among four basic learning goals: learning science, learning about science, doing science and learning to address socio-scientific issues. In elaboration, the author urges that careful attention is paid to the selection of teaching/learning methods that recognize key differences in learning goals and criticizes the common assertion that "current wisdom advocates that students best learn science through an inquiry-oriented teaching approach" on the grounds that conflating the distinction between learning by inquiry and engaging in scientific inquiry is unhelpful in selecting appropriate teaching/learning approaches.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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