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What is Socioscientific Issues

Socioscientific Issues-Based Instruction for Scientific Literacy Development
Complex issues with ties to science and society, which create dilemmas and prone to multiple solutions.
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Blending Creative Drama and Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning for Socioscientific Argumentation
Aysegul Oguz Namdar (Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, Turkey) and Bahadir Namdar (Ege University, Turkey)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4558-4.ch005
Argumentation has received a significant amount of attention from the science education community. To implement this important teaching method and scientific practice in science classrooms, curriculum reforms have recommended incorporating socioscientific issues. Research indicates that students have difficulty organizing information about complex socioscientific issues; students also tend to ignore counterclaims and only use evidence that supports their own views. Therefore, alternative teaching strategies should be used to overcome this barrier. This chapter advocates for blending creative drama and computer-supported collaborative learning in the context of socioscientific argumentation; it concludes with an instructional sequence for successful decision making about these issues.
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No Child Too Young: A Teacher Research Study of Socioscientific Issues Implementation at the Elementary Level
A framework that uses ill-structured, scientifically-related societal issues as the context for science learning.
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Addressing Digital Competencies, Curriculum Development, and Instructional Design in Science Teacher Education
( SSI ) : Open-ended problems which are controversial social issues related to science and highlights the application of moral and scientific reasoning to real world situations.
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