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High‐school Students’ Informal Reasoning and Argumentation about Biotechnology: An indicator of scientific literacy?

Dawson, Vaille; Venville, Grady

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The aim of this research was to explore Australian high‐school students’ argumentation and informal reasoning about biotechnology. Data were obtained from semi‐structured interviews with 10 Year‐8 students (12–13 years old), 14 Year‐10 students (14–15 years old) and 6 Year‐12 students (16–17 years old) from six metropolitan high schools in Perth, Western Australia. The transcripts were analysed using both Toulmin’s argumentation pattern and informal reasoning patterns (rational, emotive, and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/233375
Source: International Journal of Science Education
DOI: 10.1080/09500690801992870

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