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Title: Fostering Generative Reasoning about Complex Phenomena in Genetics
Authors: Duncan, Ravit Golan
Issue Date: Jun-2006
Publisher: International Society of the Learning Sciences
Citation: Duncan, R. G. (2006). Fostering Generative Reasoning about Complex Phenomena in Genetics. In Barab, S. A., Hay, K. E., & Hickey, D. T. (Eds.), The International Conference of the Learning Sciences: Indiana University 2006. Proceedings of ICLS 2006, Volume 2 (pp. 916-917). Bloomington, Indiana, USA: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: The notion of systems is an important idea in science and science education. Genetic phenomena, in particular the mechanisms that link genes to their observable effects, are examples of complicated multileveled systems that students find difficult to understand. Developing generative understanding of the mechanisms underlying genetic phenomena is a critical aspect of scientific literacy in this domain. Here, I describe the design and evaluation of a high school genetics unit aimed at fostering such understandings.
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