Although the study of evidentiary reasoning has a long history in psychology and science education, much of this scholarship has focused on how people coordinate evidence with knowledge claims. Less attention has been paid to our notions of evidence itself and how these develop, especially in the context of schooling. In this symposium, presenters draw from scholarship in science studies and the philosophy of science, cognitive work on epistemic reasoning, and research in science education to unpack dimensions of evidentiary reasoning. Our collective focus is on identifying aspects of evidentiary knowledge and reasoning that prevail in scientific practice but are typically absent from classroom implementations of inquiry in science education. Further, the symposium will address sources of challenge for teachers and students as they engage with evidence in the science classroom and discuss ways in which educators can scaffold the development of more sophisticated reasoning with and about evidence.
|Title of host publication||13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2018|
|Subtitle of host publication||Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count|
|Editors||Rosemary Luckin, Judy Kay|
|Publisher||International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - 2018|
|Event||13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2018: Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count - London, United Kingdom|
Duration: 23 Jun 2018 → 27 Jun 2018
|Conference||13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2018: Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count|
|Period||23/06/18 → 27/06/18|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The EBE project is supported by a grant (# 1661124) from the National Science Foundation. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the National Science Foundation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science (miscellaneous)