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Table 1.
Sample of student questions to the experts in three curricular contexts.
Curricular ContextExpert's FieldSample Student Questions
Genetics Cancer research 
  • What can you do that really helps to prevent cancer?

  • Do you think there will ever be a full cure for cancer?

  • Is it true that fried food causes cancer?

  • I heard that brain tumors are difficult to treat due to the blood-brain barrier. Is that true and why?

 
Cell biology Mitochondrial disease research 
  • Can mitochondrial disease be healed?

  • What are the causes for mitochondrial disease?

  • How long can people with mitochondrial disease survive?

  • How do you know that you have mitochondrial disease?

  • How many people are there with mitochondrial disease?

 
Immunology Psychosocial specialist for HIV patients and relatives 
  • Are there moments that make it hard to do your work?

  • Why are you motivated to do this work?

  • Does it take a long time until the kids/youths trust the people from the organization?

  • Are there adolescents who don't want help?

  • Are there more boys or girls who have HIV?

  • Are HIV-positive people being shut out from society?

  • Is it possible for you to say if there is a special social group in society that is hit hard by AIDS or HIV?

 
Curricular ContextExpert's FieldSample Student Questions
Genetics Cancer research 
  • What can you do that really helps to prevent cancer?

  • Do you think there will ever be a full cure for cancer?

  • Is it true that fried food causes cancer?

  • I heard that brain tumors are difficult to treat due to the blood-brain barrier. Is that true and why?

 
Cell biology Mitochondrial disease research 
  • Can mitochondrial disease be healed?

  • What are the causes for mitochondrial disease?

  • How long can people with mitochondrial disease survive?

  • How do you know that you have mitochondrial disease?

  • How many people are there with mitochondrial disease?

 
Immunology Psychosocial specialist for HIV patients and relatives 
  • Are there moments that make it hard to do your work?

  • Why are you motivated to do this work?

  • Does it take a long time until the kids/youths trust the people from the organization?

  • Are there adolescents who don't want help?

  • Are there more boys or girls who have HIV?

  • Are HIV-positive people being shut out from society?

  • Is it possible for you to say if there is a special social group in society that is hit hard by AIDS or HIV?

 
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