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A study of pupils’ conceptions and reasoning in connection with ‘microbes’, as a contribution to research in biotechnology education

Simonneaux, Laurence A study of pupils’ conceptions and reasoning in connection with ‘microbes’, as a contribution to research in biotechnology education. (2000) International journal of science education, vol. 22 (n° 6). pp. 619-644. ISSN 0950-0693

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/095006900289705

Abstract

Biotechnology uses genetically modified bacteria or viruses. Students’ conceptions about ‘microbes’ tends to condition their understanding of biotechnology. This study focuses on the reasoning behind their conceptions. It is assumed that students’ conceptions are themselves conditioned by the status given to diseases, by a hygiene-oriented culture, by layman’s and school knowledge, personal experiences, socio-cultural mediation and linguistic confusions. It is essential to take all these factors into consideration in any project involving biotechnology education.

Item Type:Article
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution: Université de Toulouse > Ecole Nationale de Formation Agronomique - ENFA
Université de Toulouse > Université de Toulouse II-Le Mirail - UTM
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Deposited By: Laurence Simonneaux
Deposited On:24 Oct 2012 11:54

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