Portland State University. Center for Science Education
Date of Award
Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.) in General Science
1 online resource (v, 59 pages)
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.
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.
Chandler, Erol, "Increasing Evidence Based Reasoning in an 8th Grade Classroom Through Explicit Instruction" (2013). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 1474.