Middle School Students' Quality of Argument Regarding Nuclear Power Plants and Epistemological Beliefs



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The purpose of this study was to examine middle school students’ informal reasoning modes, and argumentation quality regarding three different SSI, namely, space explorations (SPE), genetically modified organisms (GMO), and nuclear power plants (NPP); and to investigate how well middle school students’ epistemological beliefs (the dimensions of source/certainty, development, and justification) and issue familiarity predict their informal reasoning modes and argumentation quality. For this purpose, correlati...
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The purpose of this study was to reveal and define the problems middle school mathematics teachers experienced in applying transformational geometry and the solutions they proposed to overcome these problems. A total of six elementary mathematics teachers (grades 5-8) in Ankara participated in the study. The data were collected by means of one-to-one interviews with the participants. The findings indicated that the participants’ problems divided into three parts. These problems were problems arising from te...
Citation Formats
C. B. Uygun and Ö. Yılmaz Tüzün, “Middle School Students’ Quality of Argument Regarding Nuclear Power Plants and Epistemological Beliefs,” presented at the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Yerevan, Ermenistan, 2022, Accessed: 00, 2022. [Online]. Available: https://eera-ecer.de/ecer-programmes/conference/27/contribution/53660/.