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Attitudes towards science: A review of the literature and its implications
This article offers a review of the major literature about attitudes to science and its implications over the past 20 years. It argues that the continuing decline in numbers choosing to study scienceExpand
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Establishing the norms of scientific argumentation in classrooms
Basing its arguments in current perspectives on the nature of the scientific enterprise, which see argument and argumentative practice as a core activity of scientists, this article develops the caseExpand
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TAPping into argumentation: Developments in the application of Toulmin's Argument Pattern for studying science discourse
This paper reports some methodological approaches to the analysis of argu- mentation discourse developed as part of the two-and-a-half year project titled "EnhancingExpand
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Enhancing the quality of argumentation in school science
The research reported in this paper focussed on the design of learning environments that support the teaching and learning of argumentation in a scientific context. The research took place over twoExpand
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What “ideas‐about‐science” should be taught in school science? A Delphi study of the expert community
Recent arguments in science education have proposed that school science should pay more attention to teaching the nature of science and its social practices. However, unlike the content of science,Expand
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Supporting and Promoting Argumentation Discourse in Science Education
(2002). Supporting and Promoting Argumentation Discourse in Science Education. Studies in Science Education: Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 39-72.
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Language and Literacy in Science Education
This accessible book explores the main difficulties in the language of science and examines practical ways to aid students in retaining, understanding, reading, speaking, speaking and writing scientific language. Expand
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"Doing" Science versus "Being" a Scientist: Examining 10/11-Year-Old Schoolchildren's Constructions of Science through the Lens of Identity.
The concern about students' engagement with school science and the numbers pursuing the further study of science is an international phenomenon and a matter of considerable concern among policyExpand
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Science Aspirations, Capital, and Family Habitus
Low participation rates in the study of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) post-16 are a matter of international concern. Existing evidence suggests children’s scienceExpand
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