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ERIC Number: EJ933396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-0145
Understanding the Impact of an Apprenticeship-Based Scientific Research Program on High School Students' Understanding of Scientific Inquiry
Aydeniz, Mehmet; Baksa, Kristen; Skinner, Jane
Journal of Science Education and Technology, v20 n4 p403-421 Aug 2011
The purpose of this study was to understand the impact of an apprenticeship program on high school students' understanding of the nature of scientific inquiry. Data related to seventeen students' understanding of science and scientific inquiry were collected through open-ended questionnaires. Findings suggest that although engagement in authentic scientific research helped the participants to develop competency in experimentation methods it had limited impact on participants' learning of the implicit aspects of scientific inquiry and NOS. Discussion focuses on the importance of making the implicit assumptions of science explicit to the students in such authentic scientific inquiry settings through structured curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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