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Conceptualizations of nature from science students in Northeastern Colombia.
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society (2007)
  • William Medina-Jerez, Univerisity of Texas at El Paso
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to explore rural and provincial students’ conceptualizations of nature in Colombia alongside the science education offered in their school communities. Students’ perceptions of nature were produced from interviews that revolved around a focusing event and two eliciting devices to document their views about home, school science, and nature. Eighteen students from two urban and one provincial school communities were invited to participate in an interview. An anthropological approach to education allowed for case descriptions in urban and provincial settings in a northeastern region of Colombia, South America. The findings specifically reflect how multiple worldviews correlate with the framework of school science.
Keywords
  • Conceptualization,
  • Nature,
  • School Science,
  • Subculture of Science,
  • Worldview
Disciplines
Publication Date
Fall October 1, 2007
DOI
10.1177/0270467607305867
Citation Information
Medina-Jerez, W. (2007). Conceptualizations of nature from science students in Northeastern Colombia. Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society, 27(5), 377-385.