Unpacking dimensions of evidentiary knowledge and reasoning in the teaching and learning of science

Ala Samarapungavan, Kari Clase, Nancy Pelaez, Stephanie Gardner, Chandrani Misra, Ravit Golan Duncan, Clark Chinn, Sarit Barzilai, Leema Berland, Katherine McNeill, Eve Manz, Alison Wylie, William Sandoval

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2018
Subtitle of host publicationRethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count
EditorsRosemary Luckin, Judy Kay
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Pages1251-1258
Number of pages8
Volume2
Edition2018-June
ISBN (Electronic)9780990355038
ISBN (Print)9781732467217
StatePublished - 2018
Event13th 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 201827 Jun 2018

Conference

Conference13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2018: Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period23/06/1827/06/18

Bibliographical note

Funding 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.

Publisher Copyright:
© ISLS.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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