Using Socioscientific Issues to Promote Critical Thinking Among Gifted Middle School Students

Fri, 2/1: 4:00 PM  - 4:45 PM 
Poster Session 
Friday, February 1, 2019 
Indiana Convention Center 
Room: Poster 16, Wabash Ballroom 2 
PDHs: 0.75 


Critical thinking is paramount in promoting scientific literacy. Using socioscientific issues as a pedagogical strategy does empower students to build knowledge and skills to think about scientific issues as professional scientists and well-informed citizens. Results from our investigation show improvement in students' thinking regarding environmental and health effects of fracking. 

Learner Outcomes

Participants will be able to:
1. Enhance students' argumentation skills after this presentation.

Session Leader

Wardell Powell, Framingham State University, MA

Primary Topic Area - Required

Gifted and Talented

Secondary Topic Area

Gifted and Talented