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Patterns of Informal Reasoning in the Context of Socioscientific Decision Making.
The purpose of this study is to contribute to a theoretical knowledge base through research by examining factors salient to science education reform and practice in the context of socioscientificExpand
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Innate immunity in Arabidopsis thaliana: lipopolysaccharides activate nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and induce defense genes.
Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) are cell-surface components of Gram-negative bacteria and are microbe-/pathogen-associated molecular patterns in animal pathosystems. As for plants, the molecular mechanismsExpand
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Beyond STS: A research‐based framework for socioscientific issues education
An important distinction can be made between the science, technology, and society (STS) movement of past years and the domain of socioscientific issues (SSI). STS education as typically practicedExpand
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The Significance of Content Knowledge for Informal Reasoning regarding Socioscientific Issues: Applying Genetics Knowledge to Genetic Engineering Issues.
This study focused on informal reasoning regarding socioscientific issues. It sought to explore how content knowledge influenced the negotiation and resolution of contentious and complex scenariosExpand
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Tangled up in views: Beliefs in the nature of science and responses to socioscientific dilemmas
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between stu- dents' conceptions of the nature of science and their reactions to evidence that challenged their beliefs aboutExpand
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Student conceptualizations of the nature of science in response to a socioscientific issue
This study investigates student conceptualizations of the nature of science (NOS) and how students interpret and evaluate conflicting evidence regarding a socioscientific issue. Eighty‐four highExpand
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The central role of fallacious thinking in science education
This manuscript presents a model of conceptual change from a social constructivism perspective by examining the fallacious argumentation and discourse patterns revealed by students as they formExpand
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The Morality of Socioscientific Issues: Construal and Resolution of Genetic Engineering Dilemmas.
The ability to negotiate and resolve socioscientific issues has been posited as integral components of scientific literacy. Although philosophers and science educators have argued thatExpand
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Advancing reflective judgment through Socioscientific Issues
The purpose of this investigation was to explore possible relationships between Socioscientific Issues instruction and students' development of reflective judgment. The usefulness of the ReflectiveExpand
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STEM education: A deficit framework for the twenty first century? A sociocultural socioscientific response
The ubiquitous of STEM education initiatives in recent years has created a bandwagon that has moved at nearly light speed. The impulse of the science education community and policy-makers is to grabExpand
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