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Preparing Teachers: Building Evidence for Sound Policy
The National Academies Press
This chapter presents research and evidence to answer the following four questions pertaining to science teacher education: 1. What do successful students know about science?; 2. What instructional ...

Geoscience Reporting Guidelines
Brian Grant
This 350+ page report covers the A-Z of report writing in the geosciences. It provides a great deal of information on how to write in the geoscience for different purposes. It also provides ...

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 ...


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