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Learning Aspects of Nature of Science Through Authentic Research Experiences

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Abstract

Authentic opportunities have the potential to support development of learners’ understanding of how scientists do their work. This chapter examines authentic classroom investigations, the use of modified primary literature, visits to authentic research labs, and research apprenticeships as models for this development. Strategies to help teachers at all levels implement these models and solutions to mitigate potential challenges are addressed.

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  • Nature of science
  • Explicit instruction
  • Authentic investigations in K-12 classrooms
  • Adapted primary literature
  • Authentic research lab
  • Research apprenticeships in professional contexts

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Edmondson, E., Burgin, S., Tsybulsky, D., Maeng, J. (2020). Learning Aspects of Nature of Science Through Authentic Research Experiences. In: McComas, W. (eds) Nature of Science in Science Instruction. Science: Philosophy, History and Education. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-57239-6_36

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