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Title: “Social Scientists Need to Be Nice and Empathetic”: Exploring Students’ Beliefs Related to Social Sciences and Humanities
Authors: Nachtigall, Valentina
Rummel, Nikol
Keywords: Learning and Identity
Issue Date: Jun-2020
Publisher: International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Citation: Nachtigall, V. & Rummel, N. (2020). “Social Scientists Need to Be Nice and Empathetic”: Exploring Students’ Beliefs Related to Social Sciences and Humanities. In Gresalfi, M. and Horn, I. S. (Eds.), The Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, 14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2020, Volume 1 (pp. 641-644). Nashville, Tennessee: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: The goal of this paper is to explore students’ beliefs related to the social sciences and humanities and to investigate whether these beliefs differ between students who are highly interested in studying socials sciences after graduating from secondary school and students who are rather less interested. For this purpose, we conducted a study with 149 secondary school students. The analysis of students’ answers to three open-ended questions revealed that most of the students have inaccurate and imprecise beliefs related to the workplaces, skills, and practices of scientists within the social sciences and humanities. An Epistemic Network Analysis demonstrated that these inaccurate beliefs are even stronger in students who reported to be interested in studying social sciences. Thus, our findings illustrate the need to foster students’ development of realistic views of the social sciences and humanities.
URI: https://doi.dx.org/10.22318/icls2020.641
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