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Phenomenology, knowledgeability and authentic science Wolff-Michael Roth
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Titrations, titrations raises a large number of serious questions that many teachers

and science educators fail to address adequately.Why do we ask students to engage

in laboratory activities? What is the relationship between moving some equipment

around and the canonical discursive practices students develop? What is the

purpose of the activities in which students engage? What is the relationship

between these activities and the activities of scientists? What is the relationship

between the activities in which students engage in class and those they engage in

during tests? In other words, to what extent do tests assess what students have

learned? I begin with a reflection on the phenomenology of knowing and learning

and continue to a description of authentic scientific practices.