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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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Cheung, Kason Ka Ching – Science & Education, 2020
Nature of science (NOS) has become one of the major emphases in curriculum and assessment. This study explores "what" NOS is included and how this is achieved in the Hong Kong biology curriculum and 7-year high-stakes assessments. While conceptualizations of the official definition of NOS differ, this study employs the family resemblance…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Curriculum Development, Biology, High Stakes Tests
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Peters-Burton, Erin E.; Parrish, Jennifer C.; Mulvey, Bridget K. – Science & Education, 2019
An understanding of how science is enacted and how scientific knowledge is generated, or the nature of science (NOS), is a major goal of science education. NOS views have almost exclusively been assessed using the Views of Nature of Science (VNOS) suite of instruments, which consists of open-ended questions. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Scoring, Accuracy
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Ageitos, Noa; Puig, Blanca; Colucci-Gray, Laura – Science & Education, 2019
This article focuses on students' discursive moves and reasoning practices while engaged in a task that requires making explanatory links between sickle cell disease and malaria. Both diseases pertain to key areas of the biology curriculum, namely, genetic variability and natural selection, and are connected to the theory of evolution of living…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Evolution, Thinking Skills, Diseases
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Yeh, Yi-Fen; Erduran, Sibel; Hsu, Ying-Shao – Science & Education, 2019
The article focuses on the analysis of curriculum documents from Taiwan to investigate how benchmarks for learning nature of science (NOS) are positioned in different versions of the science curricula. Following a review of different approaches to the conceptualization of NOS and the role of NOS in promoting scientific literacy, an empirical study…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Science Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction
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Stuart, Michael T. – Science & Education, 2019
Imagination is necessary for scientific practice, yet there are no in vivo sociological studies on the ways that imagination is taught, thought of, or evaluated by scientists. This article begins to remedy this by presenting the results of a qualitative study performed on two systems biology laboratories. I found that the more advanced a…
Descriptors: Scientific Methodology, Science Process Skills, Imagination, Problem Solving
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Santini, Jérôme; Bloor, Tracy; Sensevy, Gérard – Science & Education, 2018
Our research addresses the issue of teaching and learning concepts in science education as an empirical question. We study the process of conceptualization by closely examining the unfolding of classroom lesson sequences. We situate our work within the practice turn line of research on epistemic practices in science education. We also adopt a…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Teacher Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Seismology
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Brock, Richard – Science & Education, 2018
The conceptualisation of knowledge as justified true belief has been shown to be, at the very least, an incomplete account. One challenge to the justified true belief model arises from the proposition of situations in which a person possesses a belief that is both justified and true which some philosophers intuit should not be classified as…
Descriptors: Science Education, Scientific Attitudes, Epistemology, Concept Formation
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Yucel, Robyn – Science & Education, 2018
Including the perspectives of scientists about the nature and process of science is important for an authentic and nuanced portrayal of science in science education. The small number of studies that have explored scientists' worldviews about science has thus far generated contradictory findings, with recent studies claiming that scientists…
Descriptors: Scientists, Science Education, Epistemology, Science Teachers
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Lombard, François; Weiss, Laura – Science & Education, 2018
We will attempt a synthesis from various research perspectives that have analyzed the alterations that knowledge inevitably goes through while percolating into classroom activities. We will try to identify some of their causes and will illustrate them with examples in genetics. First, we will discuss some research on knowledge transformation when…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Educational Research, Genetics, Epistemology
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Moreira-dos-Santos, Frederik; El-Hani, Charbel N. – Science & Education, 2017
This article discusses how to deal with the relations between different cultural perspectives in classrooms, based on a proposal for considering understanding and knowledge as goals of science education, inspired by Dewey's naturalistic humanism. It thus combines educational and philosophical interests. In educational terms, our concerns relate to…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Science Education, Humanistic Education, Science Teachers
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King, Heather; Achiam, Marianne – Science & Education, 2017
Fundamental knowledge of natural history is lacking in many western societies, as demonstrated by its absence in school science curricula. And yet, to meet local and global challenges such as environmental degradation, biodiversity loss and climate change, we need to better understand the living and non-living parts of the natural world. Many have…
Descriptors: History, Epistemology, Logical Thinking, Science Education
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Kötter, Mario; Hammann, Marcus – Science & Education, 2017
In this article, the argument is put forth that controversies about the scope and limits of science should be considered in Nature of Science (NOS) teaching. Reference disciplines for teaching NOS are disciplines, which reflect upon science, like philosophy of science, history of science, and sociology of science. The culture of these disciplines…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Alpaslan, Muhammet Mustafa; Yalvac, Bugrahan; Loving, Cathleen – Science & Education, 2017
This case study explores students' physics-related personal epistemologies in school science practices. The school science practices of nine eleventh grade students in a physics class were audio-taped over 6 weeks. The students were also interviewed to find out their ideas on the nature of scientific knowledge after each activity. Analysis of…
Descriptors: High School Students, Science Instruction, Physics, Epistemology
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Develaki, Maria – Science & Education, 2017
Scientific reasoning is particularly pertinent to science education since it is closely related to the content and methodologies of science and contributes to scientific literacy. Much of the research in science education investigates the appropriate framework and teaching methods and tools needed to promote students' ability to reason and…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Epistemology, Educational Philosophy, Science Education
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