HI Anne and others interested.  Might I suggest a paper by Douglas Allchin  - Evaluating the Knowledge of Whole Science;jsessionid=E6609652C2DCEAF5355579751FC3B9FD.f02t04?v=1&t=i4vklnt1&s=fd1754d9904b3f9357b4fd6ac0a534c7b3e143de

as a much better approach to looking at what nature of science is (ontologically and epistemologically) and how to teach it, than what has been, say, all the rage as many current instruments , such as the VNOS...

I am willing to discuss my views and experiences with those interested.

Best, Glenn

Glenn Dolphin, PhD
Tamaratt Teaching Professor
University of Calgary
Department of Geoscience
Earth Science 118
2500 University Drive NW,
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4

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From: Gold, Anne [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 10:33 AM
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Subject: Instrument testing Nature of Science Understanding/Practices

Hi all Geoed-researchers,

I am designing a research program for a small pilot program that will teach students about the nature of science. Do you have suggestions for a useful instrument that addresses this?

Anne Gold, PhD
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
Education and Outreach
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0449

Phone: 303-735-5514
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