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González-García, Francisco José; Blanco-López, Ángel; España-Ramos, Enrique; Franco-Mariscal, Antonio-Joaquín – Research in Science Education, 2021
The relationship between science and society has, for many years, been the subject of debate in different fields, and various proposals have been made regarding the kind of science education that citizens require. The present study considers an understanding of the nature of science (NOS) to be one of the key competences that citizens should…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Scientific Literacy, Science Education, Citizenship Education
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Varela, Begoña; Sesto, Vanessa; García-Rodeja, Isabel – Research in Science Education, 2020
There are several studies dealing with students' conceptions on climate change, but most of them refer to understanding before instruction. In contrast, this study investigates students' conceptions and describes the levels of sophistication of their mental models on climate change and the greenhouse effect. The participants were 40…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Schemata (Cognition), Climate, Foreign Countries
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García-Carmona, Antonio; Criado, Ana M.; Cruz-Guzmán, Marta – Research in Science Education, 2017
A study is presented of the skills that primary pre-service teachers (PPTs) have in completing the planning of a scientific inquiry on the basis of a guiding script. The sample comprised 66 PPTs who constituted a group-class of the subject "Science Teaching," taught in the second year of an undergraduate degree in primary education at a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Skills, Inquiry
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Vazquez-Alonso, Angel; Garcia-Carmona, Antonio; Manassero-Mas, Maria Antonia; Bennassar-Roig, Antoni – Research in Science Education, 2013
This paper describes Spanish science teachers' thinking about issues concerning the nature of science (NOS) and the relationships connecting science, technology, and society (STS). The sample consisted of 774 in-service and pre-service teachers. The participants responded to a selection of items from the Questionnaire of Opinions on Science,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science and Society