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Developing, expressing and contesting opinions of science: encouraging the student voice

Howitt, Susan; Wilson, Anna


In a typical science degree, little emphasis is placed on the need for scientists to make judgements about evidence and little value is placed on the development of students' opinions about science, with the focus largely on assessment of declarative knowledge. Yet it is the ability to evaluate evidence that is crucial to the development of the student as a scientist. This study assesses the impact on students' conceptions of science of a course that aims to engage students in discussion and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Higher Education Research and Development
DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2014.973382


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