Editorial: The Emergence and Development of Scientific Thinking During the Early Years: Basic Processes and Supportive Contexts

Christopher Osterhaus, Amanda C. Brandone, Stella Vosniadou, Ageliki Nicolopoulou

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The Emergence and Development of Scientific Thinking During the Early Years: Basic Processes and Supportive Contexts

Scientific ways of knowing and the ability to think and act to enhance our understanding of the natural and social world are among the greatest human intellectual achievements. In modern knowledge-rich societies, scientific thinking is of crucial importance since it allows participation in increasingly complex public discourse and informed decision-making about socio-scientific issues (Sadler, 2004), such as climate change or health crises. Accordingly, many regard scientific thinking to be a critical 21st century skill which should be fostered from early in development (Trilling and Fadel, 2009).
Original languageEnglish
Article number629384
Number of pages5
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
Volume12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021

Keywords

  • conceptual change
  • domain-general
  • domain-specific
  • inquiry-based learning
  • parent-child interaction
  • science concepts
  • science education
  • scientific reasoning

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