L’ús de les tècniques de reproducció assistida: una nova mirada sobre la reproducció i l’embaràs humà basada en el debat i l’argumentació.

Jaume Vila Gatius, Alba Montalban Quesada

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Scientific literacy promotes putting science closer to people and educating citizens with ability to understand, decide and act in scientific issues. One strategy for that in pedagogy is to bind scientific knowledge and everyday life together. In the following action research, assisted reproductive technology is used as a social context so as to build a didactic sequence about human reproduction. This proposal not only breaks with more traditional ways of teaching reproduction but also incorporates scientific methodologies such as cooperative work, socio-scientific controversies, debate and argumentation, considering different scientific competences, and partially adapting the concepts in e-learning. The results show that the students are able to write proper argumentative texts, regarding structure, argumentation and concept incorporation, besides a remarkable use of scientific explanations to defend their stance on a socioscientific dilemma of assisted reproductive technology.
Original languageCatalan
Pages (from-to)23-31
Number of pages9
Issue number42
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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