Challenging Students’ Belief in the ‘Balance of Nature’ Idea

  title={Challenging Students’ Belief in the ‘Balance of Nature’ Idea},
  author={Georgios Ampatzidis and Marida Ergazaki},
  journal={Science \& Education},
This article reports on the theoretical output of a design research study, which concerns the design of a learning environment (LE) for helping students challenge the ‘balance of nature’-idea and reach an up-to-date understanding about ecosystems’ contingency. Our focus is set on whether it is feasible to articulate an empirically tested theory of teaching/learning about contingency in nature while designing our LE. The study included an exploratory phase (EP) and three research cycles (RC1–3… 
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