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ERIC Number: EJ909767
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
Use of Dramatic Enquiry to Explore Controversies in Science
Phillipson, Neil; Poad, Gordon
School Science Review, v92 n339 p65-74 Dec 2010
With the increasing prominence of "How science works" in science courses in England and the imperative of equipping students to engage with the controversies thrown up by the advance of science, science departments need new teaching strategies. Here we describe the application of "Dramatic Enquiry" to GCSE science. The project, developed by Thistley Hough High School and Cap-a-Pie Associates in conjunction with Creative Partnerships, involved the whole of year 9 in creating a fictitious near-future setting in which to explore the science of genetic diseases and the ethical dilemmas that they create. (Contains 13 figures, 1 box, and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)