Cross cultural exchange to support reasoning about socio-scientific sustainability issues

Metadatas

Date

2013

Discipline
type
Language
Identifiers

Keywords

Socio-scientific reasoning

Similar subjects En

Argumentation Ratiocination

Cite this document

Olivier Morin et al., « Cross cultural exchange to support reasoning about socio-scientific sustainability issues », Hyper Article en Ligne - Sciences de l'Homme et de la Société, ID : 10670/1.yytrtu


Metrics


Share / Export

Abstract En

In this article we describe a project on reasoning about socio-scientific issues (SSIs), involving French and Australian pre-service science teachers engaged in on-line discussion and development of a wiki. In the research we developed frameworks for looking at the quality of reasoning about ‘socially acute’ sustainability questions. We found the level of reasoning was enhanced by the cross-cultural exchange, and identified the importance of context in framing reasoning quality. We argue that science teachers could effectively adapt this approach to develop students’ scientific literacy and embed the ‘science as a human endeavour’ strand of the Australian Curriculum in their practice.

From the same authors

On the same subjects

Similar documents

Within the same disciplines