From "try it and see" to strategic exploration: characterizing young children's scientific reasoning

Tytler, Russell and Peterson, Suzanne 2004, From "try it and see" to strategic exploration: characterizing young children's scientific reasoning, Journal of research in science teaching, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 94-118.

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Title From "try it and see" to strategic exploration: characterizing young children's scientific reasoning
Author(s) Tytler, Russell
Peterson, Suzanne
Journal name Journal of research in science teaching
Volume number 41
Issue number 1
Start page 94
End page 118
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Place of publication Hoboken, N.J.
Publication date 2004
ISSN 0022-4308
1098-2736
Summary This article explores ways of characterizing different dimensions and levels of scientific reasoning in early elementary school children, in the context of open explorations. The article focuses on children's performance on three probes which involve using evidence to generate and evaluate knowledge claims. A number of dimensions have been used to characterize children's approaches to exploration and knowledge construction, which demonstrate the interrelationship between conceptual knowledge and scientific reasoning. Children differed markedly across these dimensions, yet individual children were relatively consistent in their approach to the tasks. The major differences in performance are linked to fundamental distinctions in the way ideas are viewed in relation to evidence.
Language eng
Field of Research 130309 Learning Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002817

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Scientific and Developmental Studies in Education
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