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How do 15-16 year old students use scientific knowledge to justify their reasoning about human sexuality and relationships?
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences. (Network for Science Education Research & Development)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9132-8615
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4072-2986
2016 (English)In: Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, ISSN 0742-051X, E-ISSN 1879-2480, Vol. 60, no November, 121-130 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In order to advance our understanding about the roles studentsassign to expert knowledge, the present study addresses how secondaryschool students use their knowledge of scientific disciplines in theirreasoning of socioscientific issues (SSI). Through group discussions, theresults show that students use science either as a sole justification orintegrated with other kinds of knowledge. Using expert knowledge to liftproblems out of the limited local contexts and find solutions, thestudents access the freedom to make personal choices. Thus, it wasconcluded that scientific knowledge provides possibilities for decisionsthat can support students' agency.

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2016. Vol. 60, no November, 121-130 p.
Keyword [en]
agency; decision-making; reasoning skills; scientific literacy; socioscientific issues; trust
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Didactics Other Natural Sciences
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Natural Science, Science Education
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-55800DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2016.08.009ISI: 000386408500012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-55800DiVA: diva2:955930
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Understanding the Formation of Scientific Literacy Through Socioscientific Issues: A Study of Student Discourse and Reasoning Capabilities
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Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2016-08-27 Created: 2016-08-27 Last updated: 2017-04-18Bibliographically approved

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