ERIC Number: EJ602316
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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Learning in Science: A Comparison of Deep and Surface Approaches.
Chin, Christine; Brown, David E.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, v37 n2 p109-38 Feb 2000
Explores the differences between deep and surface approaches to learning science. Findings indicate that the deep-surface learning differences fall into five categories: (1) generative thinking; (2) nature of explanations; (3) asking questions; (4) metacognitive activity; and (5) approach to tasks. Suggests that teachers can encourage a deep learning approach by providing prompts and contextualized scaffolding. (Contains 89 references.) (Author/WRM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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