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ERIC Number: EJ1142187
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
Straight from the Professional Development Classroom: A Practical Experience
Koul, Anjni
Teaching Science, v63 n1 p49-57 Mar 2017
This article presents an instructional strategy called Premise-Reasoning- Outcome (PRO) designed to support students in the construction of scientific explanations. Informed by the philosophy of science and linguistic studies of science, the PRO strategy involves identifying three components of a scientific explanation: (i) premise--an accepted principle or fact that provides the basis of the explanation, (ii) reasoning--logical consequences that follow from the premise and (iii) outcome--the phenomenon to be explained. Based on a year of study in four physics and chemistry classrooms, the article reports on how the teachers integrated the PRO strategy in their science teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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