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The effect of reflective discussions following inquiry-based laboratory activities on students' views of nature of science

Show simple item record Yacoubian H.A. Boujaoude S.
dc.contributor.editor 2010 2017-10-03T15:58:47Z 2017-10-03T15:58:47Z 2010
dc.identifier 10.1002/tea.20380
dc.identifier.issn 00224308
dc.description.abstract This research investigated the effect of reflective discussions following inquiry-based laboratory activities on students' views of the tentative, empirical, subjective, and social aspects of nature of science (NOS). Thirty-eight grade six students from a Lebanese school participated in the study. The study used a pretest-posttest control-group design and focused on collecting mainly qualitative data. During each laboratory session, students worked in groups of two. Later, experimental group students answered open-ended questions about NOS then engaged in reflective discussions about NOS. Control group students answered open-ended questions about the content of the laboratory activities then participated in discussions of results of these activities. Data sources included an open-ended questionnaire used as pre- and posttest, answers to the open-ended questions that experimental group students answered individually during every session, transcribed videotapes of the reflective discussions of the experimental group, and semi-structured interviews. Results indicated that explicit and reflective discussions following inquiry-based laboratory activities enhanced students' views of the target NOS aspects more than implicit inquiry-based instruction. Moreover, implicit inquiry-based instruction did not substantially enhance the students' target NOS views. This study also identified five major challenges that students faced in their attempts to change their NOS views. Copyright © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
dc.format.extent Pages: (1229-1252)
dc.language English
dc.publisher MALDEN
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Journal of Research in Science Teaching; Publication Year: 2010; Volume: 47; no. 10; Pages: (1229-1252);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title The effect of reflective discussions following inquiry-based laboratory activities on students' views of nature of science
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Yacoubian, H.A., American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Boujaoude, S., American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Yacoubian, H. A.; American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Beirut, Lebanon; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Department: Education;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Education
dc.contributor.faculty Faculty of Arts and Sciences
dc.contributor.authorInitials Yacoubian, HA
dc.contributor.authorInitials BouJaoude, S
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Yacoubian, HA (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, POB 11-0236, Beirut, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.description.citedWOSCount 16
dc.format.extentCount 24
dc.identifier.coden JRSTA
dc.identifier.scopusID 78649691924
dc.publisher.address COMMERCE PLACE, 350 MAIN ST, MALDEN 02148, MA USA
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr J. Res. Sci. Teach.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 10
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Journal of Research in Science Teaching
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr J. Res. Sci. Teach.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 47
dc.source.ID WOS:000284666300004
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword inquiry
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword laboratory science
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword middle school science
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword nature of science (NOS)
dc.subject.otherIndex Control groups
dc.subject.otherIndex Data source
dc.subject.otherIndex Experimental groups
dc.subject.otherIndex Group Design
dc.subject.otherIndex inquiry
dc.subject.otherIndex Inquiry-based instruction
dc.subject.otherIndex Laboratory sessions
dc.subject.otherIndex Middle school science
dc.subject.otherIndex Nature of science
dc.subject.otherIndex Open-ended questionnaire
dc.subject.otherIndex Open-ended questions
dc.subject.otherIndex Qualitative data
dc.subject.otherIndex Semi structured interviews
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus CURRICULUM COMPONENT
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus CONCEPTUAL CHANGE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus GRADERS VIEWS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus UNDERSTANDINGS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus INSTRUCTION
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus TEACHERS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus PROGRAM
dc.subject.otherWOS Education and Educational Research

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