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Fuselier, Linda; McFadden, Justin; King, Katherine Ray – Science & Education, 2019
From literature on understandings of the "nature of science" (NOS), we know that sometimes scientists and others that participate in teaching and mentoring in the sciences lack an informed view of the philosophical underpinnings of their discipline. In this study, we ask whether biologists who are also teachers or mentors for college…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Scientists, Science Teachers, Mentors
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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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Bhakthavatsalam, Sindhuja – Science & Education, 2019
Teaching false theories goes against the general pedagogical and philosophical belief that we must only teach and learn what is true. In general, the goal of pedagogy is taken to be epistemic: to gain knowledge and avoid ignorance. In this article, I argue that for realists and antirealists alike, epistemological and pedagogical goals have to come…
Descriptors: Theories, Teaching Methods, Educational Philosophy, Science Instruction
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Sezen-Barrie, Asli – Science & Education, 2018
Drawn from the cultural-historical theories of knowing and doing science, this article uses the concept of professional vision to explore what scientists and experienced teachers see and articulate as important aspects of climate science practices. The study takes an abductive reasoning approach to analyze scientists' videotaped lectures to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Climate, Science Activities, Educational Practices
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Larison, Karen D. – Science & Education, 2018
The "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS Lead States 2013) mandates that schools provide students an understanding of the skills and knowledge that scientists use to engage in scientific practices. In this article, I argue that one of the best ways to accomplish this goal is to have students take the perspective of the scientist by…
Descriptors: Scientists, Memory, Scientific Principles, Perspective Taking
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Gandolfi, Haira Emanuela – Science & Education, 2018
This article presents the results of an exploratory study of students' knowledge about scientists and countries' contributions to science, aiming at answering two research questions: "In which ways are students aware of the history of scientific development carried out by different people in different places of the world? What can be…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science, Science History, Science Instruction
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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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Lessl, Thomas – Science & Education, 2018
Scientific inquiry is both theoretical and empirical. It succeeds by bringing thought into productive harmony with the observable universe, and thus, students can attain a robust understanding of the nature of science (NOS) only by developing a balanced appreciation of both these dimensions. In this article, I examine naïve empiricism, a teaching…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Religion, Conflict, Scientific Research
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Anderson, Dayle; Moeed, Azra – Science & Education, 2017
Current curriculum demands require primary teachers to teach about the Nature of Science; yet, few primary teachers have had opportunity to learn about science as a discipline. Prior schooling and vicarious experiences of science may shape their beliefs about science and, as a result, their science teaching. This qualitative study describes the…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Scientists, Science Education, Elementary School Students
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García-Carmona, Antonio; Acevedo-Díaz, José Antonio – Science & Education, 2017
This article presents a qualitative study, descriptive-interpretive in profile, of the effectiveness in learning about the nature of science (NOS) of an activity relating to the historical controversy between Pasteur and Liebig on fermentation. The activity was implemented during a course for pre-service secondary science teachers (PSSTs)…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Scientists, Scientific Concepts, Qualitative Research
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Yacoubian, Hagop A.; Al-Khatib, Layan; Mardirossian, Taline – Science & Education, 2017
This article presents an analysis of how scientists are portrayed in the Lebanese national science textbooks. The purpose of this study was twofold. First, to develop a comprehensive analytical framework that can serve as a tool to analyze the image of scientists portrayed in educational resources. Second, to analyze the image of scientists…
Descriptors: Scientists, Textbooks, Foreign Countries, Models
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Reiners, Christiane S.; Bliersbach, Markus; Marniok, Karl – Science & Education, 2017
Understanding Nature of Science (NOS) is a central component of scientific literacy, which is agreed upon internationally, and consequently has been a major educational goal for many years all over the globe. In order to justify the promotion of an adequate understanding of NOS, educators have developed several arguments, among them the cultural…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Scientific Literacy, Science Education, Scientists
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Galili, Igal – Science & Education, 2016
Physics textbooks often present items of disciplinary knowledge in a sequential order of topics of the theory under instruction. Such presentation is usually univocal, that is, isolated from alternative claims and contributions regarding the subject matter in the pertinent scientific discourse. We argue that comparing and contrasting the…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Introductory Courses
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Christidou, Vasilia; Bonoti, Fotini; Kontopoulou, Argiro – Science & Education, 2016
This study explores American and Greek primary pupils' visual images of scientists by means of two nonverbal data collection tasks to identify possible convergences and divergences. Specifically, it aims to investigate whether their images of scientists vary according to the data collection instrument used and to gender. To this end, 91…
Descriptors: Scientists, Stereotypes, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Burgin, Stephen R.; Alonzo, Jenifer; Hill, Victoria J. – Science & Education, 2016
This article focuses on the impact of a professional play that we developed in order to introduce elementary learners of an urban school to the research of a scientist working at a local university. The play was written in a way that might increase student understandings of the nature of science, scientific inquiry, the identity of scientists, and…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Drama, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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