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2018-09-24Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/19423
Visualizing pre-service biology teachers´ conceptions about population dynamics in ecosystems
dc.contributor.authorMeister, Sabine
dc.contributor.authorZimmerman, Corinne
dc.contributor.authorUpmeier zu Belzen, Annette
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-24T08:08:55Z
dc.date.available2018-09-24T08:08:55Z
dc.date.issued2018-09-24
dc.identifier.issn2566-9087
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/20192
dc.description.abstractThe Balance of Nature (BoN) metaphor leads to various naïve conceptions about ecosystem dynamics that do not address current scientific theories adequately. An appropriate alternative is the Flux of Nature (FoN) metaphor. Approaches to conceptual development in science education aim for learners to develop scientifically adequate conceptions rather than maintain naïve conceptions. Our goal was to investigate naïve BoN conceptions and their sources with the method of visualization. Therefore, we examined pre-service biology teachers’ (n = 26) conceptions about ecosystem dynamics by asking them to draw and explain line graphs to predict the development of a population. Graphs and explanations were analyzed with qualitative content analysis and assigned into categories related to either the BoN or the FoN metaphor. The majority of the graphical predictions were found to be in line with the BoN metaphor, which replicates the findings of previous studies. Additionally, the method of visualization shows that a common model used in ecology that is often presented in biological textbooks influenced the predictions made by our participants. When used uncritically, this model can support naïve BoN conceptions. Thus, our results suggest that the use of scientific models and pedagogical materials may influence conceptual development in this context.eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectConceptions in ecologyeng
dc.subjectvisualizationeng
dc.subjectassessment of conceptionseng
dc.subjectbalance of nature metaphoreng
dc.subject.ddc359 Seestreitkräfte und Kampfführung
dc.subject.ddc500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik
dc.titleVisualizing pre-service biology teachers´ conceptions about population dynamics in ecosystems
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/20192-2
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/19423
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
local.edoc.container-titleScience Education Review Letters
local.edoc.container-creatorRüdiger Tiemann, Annette Upmeier zu Belzen, Andreas Borowski
local.edoc.pages6
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.institutionMathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-publisher-nameHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
local.edoc.container-publisher-placeBerlin
local.edoc.container-volume2018
local.edoc.container-issue2
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewed
local.edoc.container-erstkatid2899700-1

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