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ERIC Number: EJ832092
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
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ISSN: ISSN-1609-4913
The Influence of Constructivism on Nature of Science as an Area of Research and as a Classroom Subject
Karakas, Mehmet
Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, v8 n2 Article 6 Dec 2007
This paper is an general article about the influence of constructivism on nature of science. Constructivism has influenced research on the teaching and learning of nature of science, as well as actual teaching of the nature of science ideas. In the area of research, a constructivist learning theory perspective has influenced researchers to shift from using quantitative research techniques to using qualitative research methods in investigating the nature of science in the science classrooms. In the area of promoting the teaching of the nature of science, a constructivist learning theory perspective has influenced science educators to shift from merely emphasizing the teaching of the history of science in science classrooms to sequencing in instruction in science lessons and promotion of better teacher preparation programs in the universities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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