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Publication details for Ms Ros Roberts

Roberts, R. (2001). Procedural understanding in biology the 'thinking behind the doing'. Journal of biological education 35(3): 113-117.
  • Publication type: Journal papers: academic
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0021-9266
  • Keywords: Procedural understanding, Biology investigations, Scientific evidence, Biological literacy, Concepts of evidence.
  • Durham research online: DRO record

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

Procedural understanding should be taught to students for an understanding of the 'nature of science'. Considers some of the concepts of evidence that are particularly important to biology, and discusses how and why these ideas could be taught. (Contains 21 references.) (Author/YDS)

References

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Goldsworthy A, Watson R, and Wood-Robinson V (2000) Investigations: Developing understanding. Hatfield, UK: ASE
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Roberts R and Gott R (1999) Procedural Understanding: Its place in the biology curriculum. School Science Review, 81, 19 – 25.
Roberts R and Gott R (2000) Procedural Understanding in Biology: how is it characterised in texts? School Science Review, 82, 83 – 91.
Tamir P, Stavy R, and Ratner N (1998) Teaching science by inquiry: assessment and learning. Journal of Biological Education, 33, 27 – 32.
Watson R, Goldsworthy A, and Wood-Robinson V (1999) What is not fair with investigations? School Science Review, 80, 101 – 106.