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ERIC Number: EJ1162040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Controversial Issues in the Science Classroom
Owens, David C.; Sadler, Troy D.; Zeidler, Dana L.
Phi Delta Kappan, v99 n4 p45-49 Dec 2017-Jan 2018
As the partisan divide becomes more toxic to civil discourse, the role of science in that conversation also suffers from collateral damage, becoming suspect at best, and marginalized at worse, in terms of its contribution to resolving issues rooted in science having national and global significance. The authors suggest ameliorating that damage by using a socioscientific issues framework. The framework enables students to explore contentious, ill-defined problems that have conceptual ties to science but cannot be resolved by science alone. With the framework, students are presented with opportunities to wrestle with scientific ideas and oppositional perspectives tempered with human.
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Language: English
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