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Understanding aims and values of science: Developments in the junior cycle specifications on nature of science and pre-service science teachers’ views in Ireland

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Irish science education is aiming to develop post-primary students’ knowledge of and about science through the introduction of ‘nature of science’ (NOS) in the new junior cycle science specification. This study aimed to investigate pre-service science teachers’ views about a particular aspect of NOS, namely the aims and values of science. Aims and values in relation to science can be considered from epistemic, cognitive, cultural, social, political, moral and ethical perspectives. In this pap...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Education
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-5226-0136
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Irish Educational Studies Journal website
Publication date:
2018-09-10
Acceptance date:
2018-08-08
DOI:
EISSN:
1747-4965
ISSN:
0332-3315
Pubs id:
pubs:923821
URN:
uri:3050b956-97cb-46c7-92a6-19e63e25e907
UUID:
uuid:3050b956-97cb-46c7-92a6-19e63e25e907
Local pid:
pubs:923821

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