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ERIC Number: EJ1037862
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1609-4913
Are Science Teachers Prepared to Promote Argumentation? A Case Study with Pre-Service Teachers in Bogotá City
Archila, Pablo Antonio
Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, v15 n1 Article 2 Jun 2014
This paper addresses the importance of argumentation in science education. A research project was done in order to know how a group of pre-service chemistry teachers has been prepared to promote students' argumentation. A Chemistry degree studies plan from a Colombian university was surveyed, and 18 future teachers' representations about argumentation were analyzed. Results indicate argumentation is not an explicit priority for the pre-service chemistry teachers training program studied. Additionally, future teachers showed consciousness about the necessity of being prepared to engage students successfully in argumentative activities. Nonetheless, pre-service chemistry teachers manifest not to know how to design multiple methodologies to improve argumentation. Therefore, one of the multiple proposals of solution could be the incorporation of a module that allows pre-service chemistry teachers to build their own strategies to promote argumentation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colombia