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Kruse, Jerrid; Kent-Schneider, Isaiah; Voss, Sarah; Zacharski, Kinsey; Rockefeller, Molly – Research in Science Education, 2022
While the importance of explicit and reflective NOS instruction is clear in the literature, questions remain about how to enact such instruction. That is, literature is sometimes unclear in defining how to enact explicit and reflective NOS instruction. While some authors recommend using questions (e.g., Clough 2007) to enact effective NOS…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Science Instruction, Grade 6, Student Reaction
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Yenilmez Turkoglu, Ayse; Oztekin, Ceren – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2016
Background: Scientific models have important roles in science and science education. For scientists, they provide a means for generating new knowledge or function as an accessible summary of scientific studies. In science education, on the other hand, they are accessible representations of abstract concepts, and are also organizational frameworks…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role
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Segal, Gilda – Research in Science Education, 1997
Contrasts naive beliefs about the nature of science with science as it appears from sociological and philosophical study, feminist critique, and insights from multicultural education. Pragmatic school science is situated within a framework that questions how we know and the recognition that even high-status knowledge can be challenged. (AIM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Learning Processes, Questioning Techniques