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Alcantara, Marlon C.; Braga, Marco; van den Heuvel, Charles – Science & Education, 2020
This paper discusses the potential of the creation and analysis of historical networks as didactic strategies in science education. To this end, we first argue the importance of combining critical approaches of the history of science with historical network research. This will be followed by a report of an empirical experiment in which the history…
Descriptors: Science Education, Network Analysis, High School Students, Science History
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Aini, Rahmi Qurota; Rachmatullah, Arif; Harliadi, Muhammad Dika; Ha, Minsu – Science & Education, 2020
Indonesia is a religious country that values local wisdom and customs. Although the characteristics of the Indonesian people may provide novel insight into and distinguished views on the theory of evolution by natural selection, few studies have explored how Indonesians view the theory of biological evolution. Thus, this study aimed to examine the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biology, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers
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Park, Wonyong; Yang, Seungran; Song, Jinwoong – Science & Education, 2019
The social reaction to the recent detection of the Higgs boson and gravitational waves provided evidence that public interest in modern physics has reached a high point. Although these modern physics topics are being introduced into the upper secondary physics curricula in a growing number of countries, their potential for teaching various aspects…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Physics, Secondary School Students
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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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Dunlop, Lynda; Veneu, Fernanda – Science & Education, 2019
Controversies in science are an essential feature of scientific practice: defined here as current problems that are unresolved because there are no accepted procedures by which they can be resolved or there are differing assumptions that affect the interpretation of evidence. Although there has been much attention in science education literature…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Science and Society
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Oh, Phil Seok – Science & Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the features of modeling-based abductive reasoning as a disciplinary practice of inquiry in the domain of earth science. The study was based on an undergraduate course of a university of education, Korea, offered for preservice elementary teachers majoring in science as their specialty. The course…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Logical Thinking, Inquiry, Science Process Skills
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