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Published on Jan 1, 1998
Norman G. Lederman46
Estimated H-index: 46
(Oregon State University),
Fouad Abd-El-Khalick32
Estimated H-index: 32
(Oregon State University)
In spite of a renewed interest in establishing the nature of science as a major element of the science cumculum we fear that the current reform emphasis relative to the nature of science (NOS) will have as little impact as earlier efforts. It seems that two critical omissions noted in previous reform efforts are again apparent. There has not been a concerted effort to communicate clearly what is meant by the NOS and how a functional understanding of this crucial aspect of science can be communic...
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Published on Jan 1, 1997in School Science and Mathematics
Norman G. Lederman46
Estimated H-index: 46
Margaret L. Niess16
Estimated H-index: 16
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Published on Mar 1, 1995in Journal of Geological Education
James H. Shea4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Published on Apr 1, 1992in Journal of Research in Science Teaching 3.21
Norman G. Lederman46
Estimated H-index: 46
(Oregon State University)
The development of adequate student conceptions of the nature of science has been a perennial objective of science instruction regardless of the currently advocated pedagogical or curricular emphases. Consequently, it has been an area of prolific research characterized by several parallel, but distinct, lines of investigation. Although research related to students' and teachers' conceptions of the nature of science has been conducted for approximately 40 years, a comprehensive review of the empi...
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Published on Apr 1, 1992in Journal of Research in Science Teaching 3.21
Joan Solomon22
Estimated H-index: 22
(University of Oxford),
Jonathan Duveen2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Oxford)
+ 1 AuthorsSusan McCarthy1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of the Witwatersrand)
This article reports on 18 months of action research that monitored British pupils' learning about the nature of science, using some aspects of history of science for the purpose. The action research took place within five classrooms and involved practicing teachers who used a set of historical materials specially written for this study. Preliminary findings about the common perceptions of the nature of science held by middle school pupils (age 11–14 years) guided the work, which was carried out...
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Published on Sep 1, 1991
David M. Raup43
Estimated H-index: 43
La extincion de especies y taxones superiores se ve generalmente como una fuerza constructiva en evolucion, ya que se supone que los organismos mejor adaptados sobrevivenmas facilmente. Es posible, sinembargo, que gran parte de la extincion no sea selectiva y que los cambios observados en la composicion taxonomica de la biota sean el resultado de efectos aleatorios. En este trabajo se evaluan dos guiones para la extincion no selectiva: uno utiliza un modelo de tiempo de nacimiento-muerte homogen...
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Published on Apr 15, 1991
Frederick Aicken1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Published on Jan 1, 1991in Science Education 3.04
Pinchas Tamir29
Estimated H-index: 29
(Hebrew University of Jerusalem),
Anat Zohar21
Estimated H-index: 21
(Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
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Published on Apr 1, 1990in Science Education 3.04
Norman G. Lederman46
Estimated H-index: 46
(Oregon State University),
Molly O'Malley1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Published on Jan 31, 2019
Bu arastirmada, acik-dusundurucu yaklasima dayali konu alani ile iliskili bilimin dogasi etkinliklerinin ortaokul 6. sinif ogrencilerinin bilimin dogasi goruslerine etkisini incelemek amaclanmistir. Calisma grubunu Istanbul’da bir devlet okulunda ogrenim goren 50 ogrencinin olusturdugu bu arastirmada, on-test son-test kontrol gruplu desen kullanilmistir. “Vucudumuzdaki Sistemler” unitesinde bilimin dogasi ogretimi deney grubuna Yalaki (2016) tarafindan gelistirilen etkinlikler ile acik-dusunduru...
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Published on Apr 23, 2018in Research in Science Education 1.57
Xiying Li (Shaanxi Normal University), Zuyu Tan (Shaanxi Normal University)+ 3 AuthorsJingying Wang (Qingdao University)
Based on the analytical framework of nature of science (NOS) in junior school science textbooks, a content analysis method was adopted to analyze the NOS in junior middle school physical textbooks (grade 8) of five editions authorized by the Ministry of Education of China, and the features of NOS were analyzed and compared. It was found that all five textbooks presented poor representations of NOS. None of these five editions were scientifically objective, nor did they include discussions of sci...
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Published on Aug 1, 2016in Research in Science Education 1.57
Betül Demirdöğen5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Zonguldak Karaelmas University),
Deborah L. Hanuscin14
Estimated H-index: 14
(University of Missouri)
+ 1 AuthorsFitnat Köseoğlu3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Gazi University)
The purpose of this case study is to delve into the complexities of the early development of preservice chemistry teachers’ science teaching orientations, knowledge of learners, knowledge of instructional strategies, and knowledge of assessment during a two-semester intervention designed to enhance their pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) for teaching nature of science (NOS). Thirty preservice chemistry teachers enrolled in a Research in Science Education course participated in the study. Quali...
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Abdulwali H. Aldahmash4
Estimated H-index: 4
(King Saud University)
This paper investigated the Trends in Science Teaching Practices in-classroom science related activities among general education science teachers in Saudi Arabia from their supervisors’ perspectives. In addition, the supervisor's point of view about the importance of scientific related instructional activities was assessed. The data were collected through a validated questionnaire (19 items), which was administered to a random sample of 60 science supervisors (32 males, 28 females) from various ...
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Published on Jul 30, 2016
The preparation of scientifically literate citizens able to use science in their daily life is becoming a major goal in science education. In light of this, Boujaoude (2002) developed a framework to investigate the balance of scientific literacy themes within the Lebanese school science curriculum. He reported the neglect of “science as a way of knowing” in the Lebanese science curriculum and national textbooks. The purpose was determining the perception of pre-service primary science teachers, ...
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Mustafa Serdar Köksal1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Hacettepe University),
Jale Cakiroglu15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Middle East Technical University),
Omer Geban1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Hacettepe University)
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Published on Apr 22, 2016in Journal of education and training studies
Serhat Irez4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Marmara University)
Considering the impact of textbooks on learning, this study set out to assess representations of the nature of scientific knowledge in Turkish 9 th grade biology textbooks. To this end, the ten most commonly used 9 th grade biology textbooks were analyzed. A qualitative research approach was utilized and the textbooks were analyzed using ethnographic content analysis. Results indicated that the majority of textbooks, despite recent science curriculum reforms in Turkey, failed to cover or present...
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Published on Apr 12, 2016in International Journal of Science Education 1.32
Umesh Ramnarain7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of Johannesburg),
Tarisai Chanetsa1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Johannesburg)
ABSTRACTThis article reports on an analysis and comparison of three South African Grade 9 (13–14 years) Natural Sciences textbooks for the representation of nature of science (NOS). The analysis was framed by an analytical tool developed and validated by Abd-El-Khalick and a team of researchers in a large-scale study on the high school textbooks in the USA. The three textbooks were scored on targeted NOS aspects on a scale of −3 to +3 that reflected the explicitness with which these aspects were...
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