publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

Engaging Elementary School Pre-service Teachers in Modeling a Socioscientific Issue as a Way to Help Them Appreciate the Social Aspects of Science

Evagorou, Maria; Puig Mauriz, Blanca;
  • Published: 30 Jun 2016
  • Publisher: International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology
  • Country: Colombia
Abstract
Socioscientific issues are ill-structured problems that involve moral, ethical, and financial aspects, and lack clear-cut solutions. Teaching socioscientific issues necessarily puts a demand on teachers to draw on knowledge stemming from other domains, and to also appreciate, and present to the students the societal aspects of science. For new teachers, and those who have not tried integrating complex social issues into their instruction, SSI-based teaching may seem too great a hurdle to overcome. The afforementioned ought to call for teacher educators to focus on the pedagogical challenges of teaching socioscientific issues. Therefore, the aim of this study was...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: Elementary school, Socioscientific issue, Social aspects of science, Pedagogy, Science teaching, Social influence, Science instruction, Sociology, Social issues, Mathematics education
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

Engaging Elementary School Pre-service Teachers in Modeling a Socioscientific Issue as a Way to Help Them Appreciate the Social Aspects of Science

Evagorou, Maria; Puig Mauriz, Blanca;