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Questioning the teaching of scientific genres

Ritchie, S.M. (1992) Questioning the teaching of scientific genres. Australian Science Teachers Journal, 38 (4). pp. 45-48.

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This paper questions the practice of teaching major scientific genres, such as the laboratory report, in the junior secondary and primary years. It argues that less formal expressions of understanding are more appropriate because they allow greater opportunities for students to clarify their ideas and make sense of their experiences.

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Publisher: Australian Science Teachers Association.
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