Collateral learning in science: Students' responses to a cross-cultural unit of work
Taylor and Francis Group
This study sought to investigate the nature of students' responses to a cross-cultural science unit entitled "Maintaining health." The unit was designed to help students to build bridges between their traditional practices and beliefs and western science concepts. This paper reports students' responses to a pre-test and post-test, and their reflections on their learning. The responses were analysed using the collateral learning model. there was evidence of parallel, dependent, and secured collateral learning. The implications for science teaching and for assessing science learning are discussed
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Science education, Secondary school students, Collateral learning, Teaching methods, Trinidad and Tobago
Herbert, S. M. (2008). Collateral learning in science: Students' responses to a cross-cultural unit of work. International Journal of Science Education, 30(7), 979-993.