CoReflect: Web-Based Inquiry Learning Environments on Socio-scientific Issues

Andreas Redfors, Lena Hansson, Eleni A Kyza, Iolie Nicolaidou, Itay Asher, Iris Tabak, Nicos Papadouris, Christakis Avraam

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Abstract

This chapter describes the development of the web-based inquiry learning environments as part of CoReflect, a finalized 3-year EC project involving seven countries. In CoReflect, interactive web-based materials for data-driven inquiry using the web-based platform STOCHASMOS were developed. The learning environments (LEs) embrace the guided constructivist approach to learning and support collaborative and reflective work. Teachers were engaged in the design and implementation of the LEs so that a mechanism could be developed for subsequent scale-up within Europe. All LEs were implemented at least three times and in two different countries. The final versions are available from coreflect.org. This chapter focuses on experiences from the first two implementations and gives an overview of the implementations of four LEs, discussing findings and student outcomes. Results are related to earlier research on the use of socio-scientific issues in the teaching of science.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTopics and Trends in Current Science Education
EditorsCatherine Bruguière, Andrée Tiberghien, Pierre Clément
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Pages553-566
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9400772807
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameContributions from Science Education Research
PublisherSpringer Netherlands

Keywords

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  • Argumentation Skill
  • Teaching Sequence
  • Conceptual Understanding

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