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Can, S. Nazli; Saribas, Deniz – Science & Education, 2019
The aim of the present study is to explore pre-service elementary teachers' evaluations of the evidence and models and their positions on a socio-scientific topic, namely genetically modified organisms (GMOs), after evaluating them through Model Evidence Link (MEL) diagrams. The findings of this study show that the participants mostly constructed…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Science and Society
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Ari, Demet; Sadi, Özlem – i.e.: inquiry in education, 2019
Within the scope of this study, a cooperative learning method is implemented in a genetics unit, which has an important place in the high school curriculum in the Turkish education system. The Human Genome Project, cloning, genetically modified organisms, preconceptional sex selection, and developments in cancer diagnosis and treatment are some of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Science Achievement, Genetics, Self Efficacy
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Evren-Yapicioglu, Aysegül – International Online Journal of Education and Teaching, 2018
The social roles and responsibilities expected from citizens are increasing due to changing global living conditions. Science education is expected to prepare conscious and sensitive students because today's students are the adults of the future. To do so, the main pre-requisite is quality teacher education. In the past decade, one of the most…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Instructional Effectiveness, Science Instruction, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Preble, Brian C. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
The manipulation of the natural world in the form of plant materials to design, control, and grow desirable agricultural commodities was central to the establishment and advancement of civilization. Modern developments in genetically modified organisms (GMOs or biologically engineered foods) can trace their origins to macro practices developed and…
Descriptors: Agricultural Engineering, Biotechnology, Food, STEM Education
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Stofer, Kathryn A.; Schiebel, Tracee M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Researchers and pollsters still debate the acceptance of genetic engineering technology among U.S. adults, and continue to assess their knowledge as part of this research. While decision-making may not rely entirely on knowledge, querying opinions and perceptions rely on public understanding of genetic engineering terms. Experience with…
Descriptors: Genetics, Engineering, Familiarity, Decision Making
Makowski, Celina M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Continuing Medical Education is a conceptual framework utilizing Edward Deming's plan-do-study-act as a means to measure CME activity outcomes, which is similar in nature to Ernest Stringer's action research think-look-act cycle that was used as the design of the action research study. This action research study incorporated Moore's Levels of…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Professional Continuing Education, Physicians, Knowledge Level
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Cinici, Ayhan – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
This study investigates the role of the discursive process in the act of scientific knowledge building. Specifically, it links scientific knowledge building to risk perception of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). To this end, this study designed and implemented a three-stage argumentation programme giving pre-service teachers (PSTs) the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Genetics, Persuasive Discourse
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Noroozi, Omid; McAlister, Simon; Mulder, Martin – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
The goal of this study was to explore how students debate with their peers within a designed context using a digital dialogue game, and whether their epistemic beliefs are significant to the outcomes. Epistemic beliefs are known to colour student interactions within argumentative discourse, leading some students to hold back from interactions. By…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Beliefs, Persuasive Discourse, Genetics
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Casanoves, Marina; González, Ángel; Salvadó, Zoel; Haro, Juan; Novo, Maite – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
Due to the important impact that biotechnology has on current Western societies, well-informed critical citizens are needed. People prepared to make conscious decisions about aspects of biotechnology that relate to their own lives. Teachers play a central role in all education systems. Thus, the biotechnological literacy of preservice teachers is…
Descriptors: Biotechnology, Elementary School Teachers, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Rundgren, Shu-Nu Chang – Teaching Science, 2011
Various socioscientific issues (SSIs) are emerging in today's science--and technology--dominant society, e.g. genetically modified organisms and global warming. To achieve the goal of scientific literacy, more and more science educators have devoted their attention to enhancing students' understanding of the multidimensional aspects of SSIs as…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Climate, Teaching Methods, Discourse Analysis
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AbuQamar, Synan; Alshannag, Qasim; Sartawi, Abdelaziz; Iratni, Rabah – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2015
Due to its valuable benefits and potential risks, there is a progressing debate among opponents and proponents of biotechnology in recent decades. Previous studies have shown that lack of knowledge about biotechnology remains the concern about genetically modified organisms/food (GMO/GMF). This study assessed levels of educational awareness…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Scientific Attitudes, Biotechnology
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Christenson, Nina; Chang Rundgren, Shu-Nu – Journal of Biological Education, 2015
Socio-scientific issues (SSI) have proven to be suitable contexts for students to actively reflect on and argue about complex social issues related to science. Research has indicated that explicitly teaching SSI argumentation is a good way to help students develop their argumentation skills and make them aware of the complexity of SSI. However,…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Persuasive Discourse, Student Evaluation, Models
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Mills, Kenneth V. – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2015
The College of the Holy Cross offers a universal first-year program called Montserrat, in which first-year students participate in a living-learning experience anchored by a yearlong seminar course. The seminar courses are part of a thematic cluster of four to eight courses; students in the cluster live together in a common dormitory and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Biochemistry, Seminars, Pharmaceutical Education
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TItlow, Josh; Anderson, Heidi; Cooper, Robin – Science Teacher, 2014
Switching genes between organisms and controlling an animal's brain using lasers may seem like science fiction, but with advancements in a technique called optogenetics, such experiments are now common in neuroscience research. Optogenetics combines recombinant DNA technology with a controlled light source to help researchers address…
Descriptors: Genetics, Teaching Methods, Biology, Neurosciences
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Andrée, Maria – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2014
This paper is a commentary to a paper by Anne Solli, Frank Bach and Björn Åkerman on how students at a technical university learn to argue as biotechnologists. Solli and her colleagues report from an ethnographic study performed during the first semester of a 5-year program in biotechnology at a technical university in Sweden. Their study…
Descriptors: Biotechnology, Ethnography, College Students, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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