Cross-Cultural Comparisons of Undergraduate Student Views of the Nature of Science

Leigh S. Arino de la Rubia, Tzung Jin Lin, Chin-Chung Tsai*

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研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

5 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)

摘要

Past studies investigating university level students' views of nature of science (NOS) were relatively few and most of them were conducted in Western countries. This paper focuses upon comparing the quantitative patterns in Western (US Caucasian and African-American) and non-Western (Taiwanese) students' views of NOS (VNOS) by adopting a survey instrument. This analysis combined with qualitative data begin to uncover details of potential cultural differences in patterns specifically in the US educational context by comparing Caucasian and African-American student responses to a question from a commonly used assessment of VNOS. Results show different patterns of views along the four dimensions of NOS (social negotiation, invented/creative NOS, cultural impacts, and changing/tentative feature of science) according to student major, student gender, and student ethnicity. These differences and similarities have the potential to impact undergraduate education and underrepresentation of cultural minorities in science careers and call for further research into NOS views in the context of diverse student groups.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)1685-1709
頁數25
期刊International Journal of Science Education
36
發行號10
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2014 七月
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 教育

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