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Dana L. Zeidler
University of South Florida
77Publications
28H-index
3,997Citations
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Published on Mar 26, 2019in Journal of Research in Science Teaching3.13
Mats Lindahl15
Estimated H-index: 15
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Anne-Mari Folkesson6
Estimated H-index: 6
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Dana L. Zeidler28
Estimated H-index: 28
Students’ difficulties in interpreting what counts as knowledge have been addressed in past research on science education. The implementation of progressivist pedagogy in terms of more student-acti ...
Published on Sep 17, 2018in Research in Science Education1.38
Benjamin C. Herman7
Estimated H-index: 7
(MU: University of Missouri),
Dana L. Zeidler28
Estimated H-index: 28
(USF: University of South Florida),
Mark Newton (CSU Chico: California State University, Chico)
Engaging environmental socioscientific issues (SSI) requires navigating diverse positions regarding people and nature. This qualitative investigation determined how 24 undergraduates experiencing place-based SSI instruction in the Greater Yellowstone Area (includes a national park and its surrounding areas in the western USA) expressed emotive reasoning about people and nature impacted by those SSI. The students’ emotive reasoning ranged from apathy, passive care, and moderated concern to empath...
Published on Apr 30, 2018in Turkish Journal of Education
Dilek Karışan1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Ozgul Yilmaz-Tuzun8
Estimated H-index: 8
+ 0 AuthorsDana L. Zeidler28
Estimated H-index: 28
Toplumlarin bilim temelli gucluklerle karsilasmakta oldugu inkâr edilemez bir gercekliktir. Bu tur problemlere karsi pratik deneyimler kazanmanin olasi yollarindan biri derslerde sosyo-bilimsel konulara yer vermektir. Bu calismanin amaci ogretmen adaylarinin sosyo-bilimsel konular temelli fen laboratuvar uygulamalari dersindeki yansitici muhakeme becerilerini incelemektir. Katilimcilar 20 ogretmen adayindan olusmaktadir. Bu calismada nitel durum calismasi arastirma yontemi uygulanmistir. Yari-ya...
Published on Jan 1, 2018
Benjamin C. Herman7
Estimated H-index: 7
(MU: University of Missouri),
Troy D. Sadler32
Estimated H-index: 32
(UNCG: University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
+ 1 AuthorsMark Newton2
Estimated H-index: 2
(CSU: California State University)
This chapter makes a case for applying a socioscientific issues (SSI) approach to environmental education (EE). We present a model for SSI-based teaching and learning that can be used for the development and implementation of EE learning experiences. The model highlights the significance of design elements, teacher attributes, learner experiences, classroom environment, and peripheral influences. We present a description of and results from an experiential environmental issues course as a means ...
Published on Jan 1, 2018in Journal of Research in Science Teaching3.13
Fouad Abd-El-Khalick32
Estimated H-index: 32
(UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill),
Dana L. Zeidler28
Estimated H-index: 28
(USF: University of South Florida)
Published on Dec 1, 2017in Phi Delta Kappan0.37
David C. Owens1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Troy D. Sadler32
Estimated H-index: 32
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Dana L. Zeidler28
Estimated H-index: 28
As the partisan divide becomes more toxic to civil discourse, the role of science in that conversation also suffers from collateral damage, becoming suspect at best, and marginalized at worse, in terms of its contribution to resolving issues rooted in science having national and global significance. The authors suggest ameliorating that damage by using a socioscientific issues framework. The framework enables students to explore contentious, ill-defined problems that have conceptual ties to scie...
Published on Nov 13, 2017in journal of new results in science
Dilek Karışan1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Adnan Menderes University),
Özgül Yılmaz Tüzün1
Estimated H-index: 1
(METU: Middle East Technical University),
Dana L. Zeidler28
Estimated H-index: 28
(USF: University of South Florida)
This study aimed to explore preservice teachers’ (PTs) argumentation quality during socioscientific issues (SSI) based classroom discussions. The participants of the study were 20 PTs from the Department of Elementary Education at a large, research oriented public university in Turkey. Qualitative case study method was used in this study. The study covered four socioscientific issues (food additives, alternative energy sources, climate change, and the industrial revolution). Each issue was discu...
Published on Apr 1, 2017in Journal of Research in Science Teaching3.13
Dana L. Zeidler28
Estimated H-index: 28
(USF: University of South Florida),
Fouad Abd-El-Khalick32
Estimated H-index: 32
(UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Published on Apr 1, 2017in Journal of Research in Science Teaching3.13
Sami Kahn3
Estimated H-index: 3
(OU: Ohio University),
Dana L. Zeidler28
Estimated H-index: 28
(USF: University of South Florida)
Imprecise constructs abound in science education research in part due to reliance on stipulative definitions that neglect fine distinctions between closely related constructs and overlook important meanings and hidden values embedded in language. Lack of conceptual clarity threatens construct validity, hampers theory development, and prevents science education researchers from focusing on the precise skills they wish to study and promote. To address these challenges, we argue for the expanded us...
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