WWW Site for John Lawrence Bencze, Associate Professor, Science Education, OISE/University of Toronto

Curriculum Vitae

Tsoumparis, D., Bencze, L., Curtis, S., & Zouda, M. (in press). Practical suggestions for promoting science student actions to overcome social and environmental harms. School Science Review, .

This article presents how a class of year 9 (13-14 years old) students engaged in a Research-informed and Negotiated Action (RiNA) science project to address Socioscientific Issues (SSIs). The RiNA project was informed by the ‘STEPWISE’ curriculum framework. Evidence suggests that students benefited from collaborative problem solving and developed confidence and motivation, along with expertise, to self-direct research-informed and negotiated actions to address harms linked to fields of science and technology. Students’ work was presented at a class poster presentation event that took place at the end of the school year.

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