Use of the FAR guide to present a pedagogical analogical model of gel electrophoresis in year 10 Science

Davis, James (2013) Use of the FAR guide to present a pedagogical analogical model of gel electrophoresis in year 10 Science. Teaching Science, 59(1), pp. 28-31.

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This paper is a qualitative, practice based study describing the use of the Focus-Action-Reflection (FAR) Guide (Harrison and Treagust, 2000) to address the shortcomings of a pedagogical analogical model in Year 10 Science. The aim of this paper is to present my experience of the FAR Guide in relation to an analogical model that gave rise to perceived shortcomings by both teachers and students. This study found the FAR Guide to be a highly valuable tool, transforming the presentation of the analogical model, and enabling students to develop a deeper understanding of the nature of scientific knowledge.

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ID Code: 89926
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: analogy, school science, FAR guide, analogical reasoning, science models
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 > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Australian Science Teachers Association
Deposited On: 03 Nov 2015 22:39
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 22:07

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