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1 January 2011 Narrative Accounts of Research for Teaching the Processes of Science
Joe R. Clopton
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To enhance learning about the processes of scientific thinking, this paper suggests that students read and write summaries of narrative accounts of research. Background is provided on the nature of narrative, learning from narrative versus expository texts, surface and deep approaches to studying, and the advantages of writing over testing for assessment. A list of narrative sources is provided.

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Joe R. Clopton "Narrative Accounts of Research for Teaching the Processes of Science," The American Biology Teacher 73(1), 8-14, (1 January 2011). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2011.73.1.3
Published: 1 January 2011
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constructivism
narrative
objectivism
scientific thinking
testing
writing
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