ERIC Number: EJ656450
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
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Learning on the Job: The Acquisition of Scientific Competence.
Lottero-Perdue, Pamela S.; Brickhouse, Nancy W.
Science Education, v86 n6 p756-82 Nov 2002
Attempts to better understand scientific competence and how it is acquired. Interviews 10 associates at a company that produces unique technical products. Although none of the 10 had obtained degrees beyond high school, they all engaged in highly technical work that would be typical of practicing engineers. Associates describe their learning of science as they solved practical problems at work. (Author/MM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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