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Using media reports of science research in pupils' evaluation of evidence

Ratcliffe, Mary and Fullick, Patrick (2007) Using media reports of science research in pupils' evaluation of evidence In, Behrendt, Helga, Dahncke, Helmut, Duit, Reinders, Graber, Wolfgang, Komorek, Michael, Cross, Angela and Reiska, Priit (eds.) Research in science education: Past, present and future. Dordrecht, The Netherlands, Springer pp. 119-124. (doi:10.1007/0-306-47639-8_15).

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With development of’ scientific literacy’ in mind, this classroom-based study explored skills of evidence evaluation of 15–16 year olds, through their interpretation of media reports of science research. Results indicate that most pupils can recognise research claims and evidence but are less able to recognise limitations of evidence and interactions with theory. They can offer sensible suggestions for generation of additional evidence. There appears to be limited pupil development across the one year of the study. More emphasis on evidence-theory interaction may aid pupil understanding of the scientific enterprise.

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Published date: 8 May 2007


Local EPrints ID: 58236
ISBN: 9780792367550
PURE UUID: 0d85e7db-3903-40b0-bb5d-b0146699e5b4

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Date deposited: 12 Aug 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:27

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Author: Mary Ratcliffe
Author: Patrick Fullick
Editor: Helga Behrendt
Editor: Helmut Dahncke
Editor: Reinders Duit
Editor: Wolfgang Graber
Editor: Michael Komorek
Editor: Angela Cross
Editor: Priit Reiska

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