Advisor

Liza Finkel

Date of Award

Summer 9-20-2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.) in General Science

Department

Science Teaching

Physical Description

1 online resource (v, 59 pages)

Subjects

Critical thinking in adolescence -- Study and teaching (Middle school) -- Case studies, Reasoning in children -- Study and teaching (Middle school) -- Case studies, Science -- Study and teaching (Middle school) -- Case studies, Decision making in adolescence -- Case studies.

DOI

10.15760/etd.1473

Abstract

This study investigates the effectiveness of an instructional strategy that uses students' prior understanding of informal evidence based reasoning (EBR) to build an understanding of scientific EBR. A pre and post instructional strategy survey revealed that students' understanding of EBR increased over the length of the study. Data collected from pre and post instructional discussions also showed increases in the amount of EBR students used.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/16358

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