ERIC Number: EJ925132
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
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Continental Drift: A Discussion Strategy for Secondary School
Paixao, Isabel; Calado, Silvia; Ferreira, Silvia; Salves, Vanda; Smorais, Ana M.
Science & Education, v13 n3 p201-221 Apr 2004
The paper describes a discussion strategy for secondary school students. The strategy focus the various dimensions of Science, especially the internal sociological and philosophical dimensions. Students are expected to learn more about Science, namely the role of controversy for scientific progress. The article contains key questions for the students and guidelines for the teacher and also an analysis of the strategy in terms of the construction of Science and of learning processes.
Descriptors: Plate Tectonics, Learning Processes, Secondary School Students, Educational Strategies, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Controversial Issues (Course Content), Guidelines, Program Descriptions, Educational Philosophy, Problem Sets, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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