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Abstract Title: Do Hessian high schools foster understanding of Nature of Science?
Abstract: In a society characterized by STEM sciences the knowledge about Nature of Science (NOS) is deemed an important part of students' education.
Although there are a couple of studies about students' beliefs about NOS available in some states in Germany, due to the differing school curricula in each state generalizations are to be avoided. Therefore, we have conducted a study which explores the development of lower high school students' conceptions of NOS during one school year in the state of Hesse (N=101). For this study parts of an existing questionnaire of NOS were combined with aspects of the control-of-variables-strategy and five of the six original scales could be confirmed. On the poster we will present the methods and instruments as well as an overview of our results.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session II
Poster Number: 2.G3

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Matthias Ungermann
TU Darmstadt
Darmstadt, Non U.S.
and Co-Presenter(s)
Verena Spatz