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ERIC Number: EJ774041
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0270-4676
Conceptualizations of Nature from Science Students in Northeastern Colombia
Medina-Jerez, William
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, v27 n5 p377-385 2007
The purpose of this study was to explore rural and provincial students' conceptualizations of nature in Colombia alongside the science education offered in their school communities. Students' perceptions of nature were produced from interviews that revolved around a focusing event and two eliciting devices to document their views about home, school science, and nature. Eighteen students from two urban and one provincial school communities were invited to participate in an interview. An anthropological approach to education allowed for case descriptions in urban and provincial settings in a northeastern region of Colombia, South America. The findings specifically reflect how multiple worldviews correlate with the framework of school science. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colombia