Games as a Tool for Teaching Scientific Habits of Mind

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AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SUBJECT

Read the original article here.

The post I analysed.

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‘‘Science is built up of facts, as a house is built of stones; but an accumulation of facts is no more science than a heap of stones is a house’’ 

-Henri Poincare

Want to learn more about scientific habits of mind?

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Criteria for scientific habits of mind, as defined by John Dewey in “Logic: The Theory of Inquiry:

  1. Logical thinking
  2. Quantitative analysis
  3. Deductive reasoning
  4. Proper questioning
  5. Reliance on sound evidence

Results (via post number):

The thread for reference

Evidence of Scientific Habits of Mind No Evidence of Scientific Habits of Mind Undefinable
1 8 9- Reference to outsider information
2 29 11- Formatting information but no

 

3 37 17
4 42 20
5 43 28
6 44
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Post #1- The thread starts off using proper questioning of observed phenomena in game.

Post #3 shows clear signs of deductive reasoning via observation, and logical thinking to build on those observations.

Post #4- An example of scientific habits of mind, which draws on a quantitative analysis and external sources to back up their points.

Post #15- Refers back to the previous discussion in the thread to develop the conversation, and builds on it using their own in-game observations and prior knowledge

 

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