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Visualizing pre-service biology teachers´ conceptions about population dynamics in ecosystems
The 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. ...
Assessment of meta-modeling knowledge: Learning from triadic concepts of models in the philosophy of science
Meta-modeling knowledge is an established construct in science education, typically conceptualized in frameworks encompassing hierarchically ordered levels of understanding specific for different aspects (e.g., purpose of ...