ERIC Number: EJ580414
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Cooperative Controversy Challenges Elementary Teacher Candidates' Conceptions of the "Nature of Science."
Hammrich, Penny L.
Journal of Elementary Science Education, v10 n2 p50-65 Fall 1998
Reports on a study in which upper-level elementary education majors (n=37) at an urban university participated in a cooperative controversy lesson. Concludes that before the cooperative controversy lesson, 73% of the students felt that the nature of science was fact-based. After participating in the cooperative controversy exercise, 60% of the students felt that the nature of science was a combination of factual information and belief. (Author/CCM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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