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Earth and Mind II: A Synthesis of Research on Thinking and Learning in the Geosciences
Kim A. Kastens, Cathy Manduca
(from the GSA website) This volume explores the distinctive ways in which geoscientists use the human senses and mind to perceive, analyze, and explain the workings of the Earth system, and then ...

The method of multiple working hypotheses
Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin
Chamberlin, writing near the turn of the nineteenth century, advises naturalists to invent and/or test several testable hypotheses for each question that they investigate. This method helps avoid the ...

Geo-Logic: Breaking Ground Between Philosophy and the Earth Sciences
R. Frodeman
This book examines the boundaries between philosophy and earth science. The author challenges each field, proposing that only by engaging other fields will earth science and philosophy reach their ...

Undergraduate Science Students' Images of Science
J. Ryder
This article describes views about the nature of science held by a small sample of science students in their final year at the university. In a longitudinal interview study, 11 students were asked ...

Preparing Students for Competent Scientific Practice: Implications of Recent Research in Science and Technology Studies
M. K. McGinn
Current empirical research in science and technology studies provides new and different views of science and scientists that contrast markedly with the mythical views that underlie many curricular ...

Word usage misconceptions among first-year university physics students
G. Jacobs
This study compared students' perceived understanding of commonplace physics terminology with their actual understanding of it. First-year university physics students were presented with a list of ...

Nature of Science: Past, Present, and Future
N. G. Lederman
This is a chapter in a book about K-12 science education and science teacher education. Lederman addresses the assessment of student and teacher understanding of the nature of science (NOS). He ...

How some college students represent their understandings of the nature of scientific theories
Zoubeida R. Dagher, Harry Shipman, William J. Letts
This study explores college students' representations about the nature of theories during their enrollment in a large astronomy course with instruction designed to address a number of nature of ...

Language use reflects scientific methodology: A corpus-based study of peer-reviewed journal articles
S. Argamon
The authors present a detailed linguistic analysis of scientific publications supporting that the differences in methodologies between experimental and historical sciences will be reflected in the ...

Tracking the Footprints Puzzle: The problematic persistence of science-as-process in teaching the nature and culture of science
C. R. Ault, J. Dodick
The authors emphasize that the story is what drives science, rather than the process, and include a thorough summary of the literature that seeks (and fails) to find the unifying themes of science. ...