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Designing and using historical vignettes in science teaching : a personal account

Bellocchi, Alberto (2004) Designing and using historical vignettes in science teaching : a personal account. Teaching Science, 50(2), pp. 14-18.

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Abstract

Historical vignettes are interesting short stories which encapsulate a brief period of scientific history. They can be useful tools for teaching the nature of science, demonstrating the practices of science and making science fun. Historical vignettes illustrate the role of people and social processes in science.

In this paper I describe my experience with writing and presenting an historical vignette during a Biology unit. Included is a copy of the vignette and I have identified some possible improvements that might lead to better outcomes. This may be helpful for other teachers who wish to try this strategy for themselves.

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ID Code: 44165
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Historical vignettes , teaching science, science education
ISSN: 1449-6313
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Science Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Australian Science Teacher's Association
Deposited On: 24 Aug 2011 08:36
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2011 16:14

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