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‘I’m sad that it is gone’: Teachers’ views on teaching the nature of science at key stage 4

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The current climate in which widely-accepted scientific claims are attacked by politicians suggests that teaching the nature of science should be a significant aspect of science education. This study of the views of six secondary science teachers in England raises concerns about the marginalised role of the nature of science in the key stage 4 curriculum. The teachers’ comments suggest that curriculum statements related to the nature of science can be interpreted in different ways and it is argued more guidance is required to support teachers’ understanding of areas of consensus and controversy in the nature of science.

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