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ERIC Number: EJ580530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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ISSN: ISSN-0157-244X
"I Can Change Your Opinion on That": Social Constructivist Whole Class Discussions and Their Effect on Scientific Reasoning.
Sprod, Tim
Research in Science Education, v28 n4 p463-80 1998
Constructivist-based discussions in the science classroom were elicited through the application of an intervention model for effective whole-class discussion based on the "Philosophy for Children" program. Pre- and post-test measures indicate that the experimental class experienced significantly greater gains in scientific reasoning than did the control group. Discussion transcripts support theoretical accounts of how scientific-reasoning improvement occurs. Contains 46 references. (Author/WRM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)