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ERIC Number: EJ1108695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
Scientific Argumentation in Pre-Service Biology Teacher Education
Adúriz-Bravo, Agustín; Bonan, Leonor; González Galli, Leonardo; Revel Chion, Andrea; Meinardi, Elsa
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v1 n1 p76-83 Nov 2005
This paper discusses the design of an instructional unit examining scientific argumentation with prospective biology teachers. Linguistics and philosophy of science have turned to argumentation as a relevant skill; its importance in science classes has also been highlighted by scholars. We define school scientific argumentation and analyse its components. We present the unit, directed to pre-service biology teachers, which includes different strategies; among them, we propose guided reading, analogies, debates, and discussion on historical episodes. We describe the activities, examining the nature-of-science topics addressed. The sequence relates to secondary science teaching; this may increase the meaningfulness of the nature of science in teacher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A