A cross-age study of students’ predictions in novel situations

Fotou, Nikolaos and Abrahams, Ian (2020) A cross-age study of students’ predictions in novel situations. In: Redefining the Teaching and Learning of Science and Technology in the 21st century, 19-21 April, 2019, Florina, West Macedonia, Greece.

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A cross-age study of students’ predictions in novel situations
Full publication in Greek (title and abstract in English also)

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This paper reports on a study that examined the reasoning students across a wide range of age followed
in order to make predictions in situations they had not considered before being asked about. Here, a
cross-age comparison of the reasoning followed and whether the predictions made were compatible with
the scientific account is presented. The data reported were drawn from focus groups and a questionnaire
that Greek students from primary and secondary education were asked to fill in. The findings indicated
the importance of analogies in students’ prediction-making which, however, in most of the cases led them
to prediction incompatible with the scientific account.

Keywords:Analogical reasoning, Novel situations, Prediction-making
Subjects:X Education > X320 Academic studies in Primary Education
X Education > X370 Academic studies in Education (across phases)
X Education > X300 Academic studies in Education
X Education > X330 Academic studies in Secondary Education
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
ID Code:44236
Deposited On:30 Mar 2021 09:58

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