ERIC Number: EJ1039655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 81
Relevant Features of Science: Values in Conservation Biology
van Dijk, Esther M.
Science & Education, v22 n9 p2141-2156 Sep 2013
The development of an understanding of the nature of science is generally assumed to be an important aspect of science communication with respect to the enhancement of scientific literacy. At present, a general characterization of the nature of science is still lacking and probably such a characterization will not be achievable. The overall aim of the work presented here is to develop a representative portrayal of the nature of science for science communication. In the present paper an exemplary case study on the topic of biodiversity conservation is presented with the aim of revealing what features of science might be potentially relevant for the public to develop a critical understanding of this important socio-scientific issue.
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Conservation Education, Biology, Biodiversity, Case Studies, Scientific Literacy
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