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ERIC Number: EJ1145072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
Exploring Korean Middle School Students' View about Scientific Inquiry
Yang, Il-Ho; Park, Sang-Woo; Shin, Jung-Yun; Lim, Sung-Man
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v13 n7 p3935-3958 Jul 2017
The aim of this study is to examine Korean middle school students' view about scientific inquiry with the Views about Scientific Inquiry (VASI) questionnaire, an instrument that deals with eight aspects of scientific inquiry. 282 Korean middle school students participated in this study, and their responses were classified as informed, mixed, and naïve. The results revealed that Korean middle school students primarily held mixed or naïve views about scientific inquiry. To discover why students held these views, their responses were analyzed in detail. For instance, they did not understand the meaning of "experiment", "scientific", "data", and "evidence" well. They understood scientific terminology and scientific inquiry in everyday contexts. Students also tended to regard science process skill as scientific method. According to the results mentioned above, explicit and reflective instruction is necessary to develop students' views about scientific inquiry.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea
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