2012

Advances in Nature of Science Research

Concepts and Methodologies

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ISBN: 978-94-007-2456-3 (Print) 978-94-007-2457-0 (Online)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x

  2. Conceptual Issues in the Nature of Science Research

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-26

      Changing the Focus: From Nature of Science (NOS) to Features of Science (FOS)

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      Pages 27-49

      Perceptual, Attentional, and Cognitive Heuristics That Interact with the Nature of Science to Complicate Public Understanding of Science

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      Pages 51-74

      The Natures of Scientific Thinking: Creativity as the Handmaiden to Logic in the Development of Public and Personal Knowledge

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      Pages 75-96

      The Bounded Nature of Science: An Effective Tool in an Equitable Approach to the Teaching of Science

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 97-106

      Why the Study of Pseudoscience Should Be Included in Nature of Science Studies

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      Pages 107-122

      The Status of the Nature of Science in Science Education in Lebanon

  3. Methodological Advances in the Nature of Science Research

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 123-123

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      Pages 125-152

      Teaching and Learning of Nature of Science and Scientific Inquiry: Building Capacity Through Systematic Research-Based Professional Development

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      Pages 153-188

      The Nature of Scientists’ Nature of Science Views

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      Pages 189-206

      The Nature of Science or the Nature of Teachers: Beginning Science Teachers’ Understanding of NOS

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      Pages 207-224

      Learning About Nature of Science in Undergraduate Biology Laboratories

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      Pages 225-245

      Beyond Understanding: Process Skills as a Context for Nature of Science Instruction

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      Pages 247-266

      Impact of a Nature of Science and Science Education Course on Teachers’ Nature of Science Classroom Practices

  4. Back Matter

    Pages 267-268