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|Title:||Exploring the Unknown: Supporting Students' Navigation of Scientific Uncertainty With Coupled Methodologies|
|Authors:||Gouvea, Julia Svoboda|
|Publisher:||International Society of the Learning Sciences, Inc. [ISLS].|
|Citation:||Gouvea, J. S. & Wagh, A. (2018). Exploring the Unknown: Supporting Students' Navigation of Scientific Uncertainty With Coupled Methodologies . In Kay, J. and Luckin, R. (Eds.) Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count, 13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2018, Volume 1. London, UK: International Society of the Learning Sciences.|
|Abstract:||Learning to make progress in science entails learning how to make progress in the face of theoretical and methodological uncertainties. In this paper we explore the potential for a coupled system that integrates computational and experimental methodologies to support learning to navigate scientific uncertainties. We present a case study of a group of undergraduate students in a ‘hybrid’ computational-experimental biology laboratory course as they investigated a complex biological system. We describe the nature of their progress: (1) mapping their theoretical understanding of the system and (2) planning and implementing their investigation. We then describe the role of the coupled methodologies in supporting their progress by (1) focusing the goals of their investigations, and (2) allowing for comparison and triangulation. Our results suggest that coupled methodological systems have the potential to provide a balance of resistances and footholds needed to support students in learning how to flexibly engage in scientific practice.|
|Appears in Collections:||ICLS 2018|
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