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written by Erika Zimmermann and John Gilbert
This paper discusses the bases of a secondary physics teacher's contradictory conceptions of the nature of science. The data were obtained from a series of four interviews and three months of classroom observation. One of the interviews, a group interview (having as interviewees the subject of this study and four other experienced physics' teachers), has been shown to be a very powerful way of challenging the teacher's views, of making him reflect about his ideas, and at the same time of reducing the risk of the interviewer suggesting particular ideas. An analogy to Piaget's (1929) early methodology supplied a framework with which to categorise the interviewee's replies. This categorisation has provided information about the bases that underpin the teacher's different and conflicting views on the nature of science.
Educational Research and Evaluation: Volume 4, Issue 3, Pages 213-234
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Education - Basic Research
- Teacher Characteristics
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- High School
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© 1998 Taylor and Francis Group
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10.1076/edre.4.3.213.6955
Keywords:
Brazil, Foreign Countries, High Schools, Interviews, Physics, Research Methodology, Science Teachers, Sciences, Scientific Concepts, Teacher Attitudes
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Metadata instance created July 14, 2005 by Lyle Barbato
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March 17, 2012 by Lyle Barbato
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September 1, 1998
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E. Zimmermann and J. Gilbert, Educ. Res. Eval. 4 (3), 213 (1998), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1076/edre.4.3.213.6955).
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E. Zimmermann and J. Gilbert, Contradictory views of the nature of science held by a Brazilian secondary school physics teacher: Educational value of interviews Educ. Res. Eval. 4 (3), 213 (1998), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1076/edre.4.3.213.6955>.
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Zimmermann, E., & Gilbert, J. (1998, September 1). Contradictory views of the nature of science held by a Brazilian secondary school physics teacher: Educational value of interviews. Educ. Res. Eval., 4(3), 213-234. Retrieved April 19, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1076/edre.4.3.213.6955
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Zimmermann, Erika, and John Gilbert. "Contradictory views of the nature of science held by a Brazilian secondary school physics teacher: Educational value of interviews." Educ. Res. Eval. 4, no. 3, (September 1, 1998): 213-234, http://dx.doi.org/10.1076/edre.4.3.213.6955 (accessed 19 April 2014).
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Zimmermann, Erika, and John Gilbert. "Contradictory views of the nature of science held by a Brazilian secondary school physics teacher: Educational value of interviews." Educ. Res. Eval. 4.3 (1998): 213-234. 19 Apr. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1076/edre.4.3.213.6955>.
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