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Knowledge of nature and the nature of knowledge: student natural history knowledge and the significance of birds

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1. We studied the natural history knowledge (NHK) of students (18-19 years), considering the salience of nature expressed through the knowledge of names of organisms, routes for knowledge transmission and acquisition, and the potential of specific taxa to represent a student's overall knowledge.

2. We report a two-year study of the NHK of 149 UK-resident first-year biology students surveyed by means of a free-listing exercise, facilitating the assessment of salience, prior to partic...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1002/pan3.10265

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Human Sciences Institute
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Name:
Arts and Humanities Research Council
Grant:
AH/L007584/1
AH/N006445/1
AH/N004701/1
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
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Volume:
4
Issue:
1
Pages:
127-142
Publication date:
2021-10-26
Acceptance date:
2021-08-11
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EISSN:
2575-8314
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1194032
Local pid:
pubs:1194032
Deposit date:
2021-09-10

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