Journal of Science Education and Technology

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 335–348 | Cite as

Learning scientific reasoning with the interactive computer

  • Alfred Bork


In this paper I report on a set of ten programs, the Scientific Reasoning Series. These programs take an area difficult to deal with in conventional science courses, the nature of scientific reasoning, and make it accessible to a much wider group of students. The aim of this material is to make improvements in scientific reasoning for all students over about 10 years old. The programs are highly interactive, adapting to the needs of the individual user. They are also motivationally strong, because of formative evaluation within public library environments. About 20 hours of student material is available. We argue that this material has important suggestions for the future of science education.

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Computer science reasoning interactive individualization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfred Bork
    • 1
  1. 1.Educational Technology Center, Information and Computer ScienceUniversity of CaliforniaIrvine

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