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ERIC Number: EJ1120747
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
Discussion of the Controversy Concerning a Historical Event among Pre-Service Teachers: Contributions to Their Knowledge about Science, Their Argumentative Skills, and Reflections about Their Future Teaching Practices
Justi, Rosária; Mendonça, Paula Cristina Cardoso
Science & Education, v25 n7-8 p795-822 Oct 2016
As part of a teacher training project, 16 future chemistry teachers participated in a dramatisation activity (a mock trial of the Fritz Haber case), in which they discussed a controversy concerning an event from the history of science: the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Fritz Haber in 1918. Preparations for the role-play activity, the dramatisation of the mock trial, and the subsequent discussions were video-recorded. We also collected the written material produced by the pre-service teachers and the reflective journals they produced during their involvement with the activity. This article discusses the contributions of such an experience to future teachers' knowledge on aspects related to both nature of science and argumentation, as well as to their views on their future actions related to authentic teaching "of" and "about" science. The results show that such contributions were meaningful.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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