Novel Method For Teaching The Difference And Relationship Between Theories And Laws To Pre-Service Secondary Teachers And High School Students (Poster)

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Khadija Fouad Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: Rationale: The difference and relationship between theories and laws is commonly misunderstood by both secondary and post-secondary students (Lederman, 2010). People often hold the misconception that theories are more tenuous than laws, and that once a theory has been properly “proven” it can become a law (McComas, 1996). Simply explaining the difference and relationship to students is not particularly effective in removing this misconception (Howe & Rudge, 2005). Explicit and reflective instruction is best for the teaching of NOS concepts (Khishfe & Abd-El- Khalick, 2002).

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Gray, K. and Fouad, K. (2018). Novel Method for Teaching the Difference and Relationship Between Theories and Laws to Pre-Service Secondary Teachers and High School Students (Poster). RECAPP 2019, The Office of Research. NC Docks permission granted by author(s).
Language: English
Date: 2018
RECAPP 2019, nature of science, scientific theories and laws

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