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Wiblom, Jonna; Andrée, Maria; Rundgren, Carl-Johan – Science & Education, 2020
This study focuses the emerging need for young people to critically respond to alarming messages in contemporary media highlighting the potential benefits or harms of certain foods. Besides being technical, advancements in the field of nutrition reported in media are often of tentative and speculative character, primarily selected and constructed…
Descriptors: News Media, Mass Media Effects, Critical Reading, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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He, Xinyu; Deng, Yang; Yu, Saisai; Wang, Houxiong – Science & Education, 2020
Scientific argumentation is a key practice in the construction, confirmation, and legalization of scientific knowledge. Although studies on scientific argumentation have been relatively plentiful, there are few quantitative studies on how students mentally perceive scientific argumentation, given that traditional quantitative tools such as Likert…
Descriptors: Science Education, Persuasive Discourse, Student Attitudes, Epistemology
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Milanovic, Vesna D.; Trivic, Dragica D. – Science & Education, 2020
The aim of this research was to establish the effects of argumentation and the quality of arguments related to history of the development of organic chemistry: (i) on the level of the pupils' knowledge about the composition, structure and general properties of organic compounds; and (ii) on their perception of the key aspect of NOS that scientific…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Early Adolescents, Persuasive Discourse, Science Process Skills
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Chen, Ying-Chih – Science & Education, 2020
Scientific knowledge is advanced because scientists manage uncertainty. Although managing uncertainty is an essential practice of science, transferring it from expert settings to K-12 classrooms is problematic because, understandably, students are not familiar with the intentions of scientists. Few studies have explored learning science as an…
Descriptors: Dialogs (Language), Persuasive Discourse, Teacher Student Relationship, Grade 5
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Betti, Lia; Shaw, Peter; Behrends, Volker – Science & Education, 2020
Lack of acceptance of biological evolution, despite the overwhelming evidence that supports it, can be very problematic in higher education courses that have a strong biological basis. We investigated acceptance of biological evolution in 344 first-year Life Sciences undergraduate students across five programmes at the University of Roehampton,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, College Freshmen, Evolution
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Akgun, Selin; Kaya, Ebru – Science & Education, 2020
The paper presents an empirical study on university students' perceptions of nature of science (NOS). NOS is framed in terms of the cognitive, epistemic, and social-institutional systems of science based on the Family Resemblance Approach (FRA) (Erduran and Dagher 2014; Irzik and Nola 2014; Irzik and Nola, SCED 20:591-607, 2011). FRA includes the…
Descriptors: College Students, Scientific Principles, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Mesci, Günkut; Schwartz, Renee S.; Pleasants, Brandy Ann-Skjold – Science & Education, 2020
The goal of this study was to explore the influencing factors of pre-service science teachers' pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) for targeted aspects of nature of science (NOS) and nature of scientific inquiry (NOSI) in a 13-month teacher development program, through multiple data sources. The program included a research experience, a course on…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Scientific Principles
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Emran, Ameer; Spektor-levy, Ornit; Paz Tal, Ofra; Ben Zvi Assaraf, Orit – Science & Education, 2020
A thorough understanding of the concept of the nature of science (NOS) is essential to the development of scientific literacy among students, as it provides the students with the tools and capacity to interpret the scientific knowledge they will encounter. This study focuses on how social factors may influence 1010 Israeli 9th grade students'…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Scientific Literacy, Scientific Principles, Gender Differences
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Siani, Merav; Yarden, Anat – Science & Education, 2020
Due to the controversies surrounding the topic of evolution among religious and non-religious people alike, the treatment of biological evolution in education--both teaching and learning--is a potential minefield. The goal of this study was to probe the insights of Israeli stakeholders in education regarding the revision of the Israeli science and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evolution, Religious Factors, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Najami, Naim; Hugerat, Muhamad; Kabya, Fattma; Hofstein, Avi – Science & Education, 2020
A study was conducted on how scientific laboratory lessons contribute to building arguments, both cognitively and socially. The population consisted of 12 second-year pre-service teachers at a college of education specializing in the teaching of biology and chemistry in middle school. The study examines the nature of the arguments students raise…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Persuasive Discourse, Science Laboratories
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Silva, Heslley Machado; Mortimer, Eduardo Fleury – Science & Education, 2020
In comparison to teachers from Argentina and Uruguay, Brazilian teachers face greater difficulties in teaching biological evolution, due to religion. While Argentina has an official religion set in its constitution, Uruguay and Brazil are considered secular countries. Despite being a self-proclaimed secular country, Brazil tolerates and encourages…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evolution, Religious Factors, Biology
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Archila, Pablo Antonio; Molina, Jorge; Truscott de Mejía, Anne-Marie – Science & Education, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic is the reason why humanity is paying more attention to the importance of regular and rigorous handwashing. Interestingly, in the nineteenth century, regular and rigorous handwashing was a key (and controversial) solution proposed by the Hungarian obstetrician Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis to cut drastically cases of puerperal…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Undergraduate Students, Persuasive Discourse, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Mesci, Günkut – Science & Education, 2020
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effectiveness of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK)-based nature of science (NOS) teaching on pre-service science teachers' (PSTs) NOS views. The study is grounded by conceptual change and experiential learning theory. It is also framed by the teacher professional knowledge and skill (TPK&S) PCK…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Scientific Principles
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Burke, Lydia E. Carol-Ann; Wallace, John – Science & Education, 2020
Education systems in once-colonised locations cannot escape the abiding legacy of colonisation. Science, in particular, has played a prominent role in the reasonings and rationalisations of the colonial process. When considered in the context of an education system established by imperial powers, it is difficult to reconcile processes of…
Descriptors: Postcolonialism, Science Education, Power Structure, Secondary School Science
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Bancong, Hartono; Song, Jinwoong – Science & Education, 2020
Thought experiments are personal and tacit processes of experimentation that scientists perform within their own imagery in formulating new theories or refuting existing theories. However, by viewing learning as a social process, this study aims to show that thought experiments can also be constructed collaboratively and to present a detailed…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Cognitive Processes, Physics, Problem Solving
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