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ERIC Number: EJ1064033
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1450-104X
Assessing Pre-Service Science Teachers' Understanding of Scientific Argumentation: What Do They Know about Argumentation after Four Years of College Science?
Aydeniz, M.; Ozdilek, Z.
Science Education International, v26 n2 p217-239 2015
The purpose of this study was to assess pre-service science teachers' understanding of science, scientific argumentation and the difference between scientific argumentation and scientific explanation. A total of 40 pre-service science teachers enrolled in a Turkish university completed a five-question questionnaire. The results showed that the majority of participants lacked an adequate understanding of science, scientific argumentation, the difference between scientific explanation and scientific argumentation. Implications of these findings for science teacher education, classroom instruction and assessment were elaborated.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey