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Rosa, Katemari – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
This forum paper dialogues with Sheron Mark's "A bit of both science and economics: a non-traditional STEM identity narrative. In her paper, she discusses the development of a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) identity by a young African American male during an informal STEM for Social Justice Program. Here, the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, STEM Education, African American Students, Males
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Viana, Rebeca V. R.; Scatena, Vera L.; Eichemberg, Mayra T.; Sano, Paulo T. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
Considering that both Western Science and Local Knowledge Systems share a common ground--observations of the natural world--the dialogue between them should not only be possible, but fruitful. Local communities whose livelihoods depend on traditional uses of the local biodiversity not only develop knowledge about nature, making several uses of…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Semi Structured Interviews, Diaries, Participant Observation
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Baptista, Geilsa Costa Santos – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
The goal of this paper is to propose tables of contextual cognition as a tool for research and a model to facilitate the intercultural dialogue on science education in schools. The proposal arose from a qualitative case study, involving the use of tables of compared cognition in biology classes in a Brazilian public school. The results indicate…
Descriptors: Science Education, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Biology
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Gurgel, Ivã; Pietrocola, Mauricio; Watanabe, Graciella – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
In recent decades, changes in society have deeply affected the internal organization and the main goals of schools. These changes are particularly important in science education because science is one of the major sources of change in peoples' lives. This research provided the opportunity to investigate how these changes affect the way teachers…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Identification (Psychology), Physics, Science Instruction
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Monteiro, Bruno Andrade Pinto; Martins, Isabel; de Souza Janerine, Aline; de Carvalho, Fabiana Cristina – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
We present, in this article, an investigation about the potential of the relationship between formal and non-formal educational environments. Therefore it is not an empirical research, but an essay on the topic. This paper demonstrates the concept that science education and science outreach can be privileged by actions that are developed by closer…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Science Education, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education
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Marandino, Martha – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
In this paper I report on the sociological and educational particulars of "The Biodiscovery Space" exhibition of the Life Museum of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, using Basil Bernstein's framework of pedagogic discourse and recontextualization. Data for analysis was obtained from interviews with the exhibition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teaching Centers, Museums, Exhibits
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Martins, Isabel; de Souza Barros, Susana – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2015
"Ciência em Tela" is an open access Brazilian science teacher education online journal that has been published twice a year since 2008 and which encourages the participation of professionals with different backgrounds and the submission of a variety of textual genres, besides research papers. Another feature is that the journal includes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Electronic Publishing, Periodicals
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Dominguez, Celi Rodrigues Chaves; Viviani, Luciana Maria; Cazetta, Valéria; Guridi, Verónica Marcela; Faht, Elen Cristina; Pioker, Fabiana Curtopassi; Cubero, Josely – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2015
In this article, we present results from a research project in which the main aim was to understand students' decision-making processes in choosing to become a teacher and to make sense of the relationships between this process and the formation of their identity as a teacher. The study was conducted with 39 students from the Science Teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Career Choice
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de Sousa, Isabela Cabral Felix – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2013
The aim of this research is to understand how former students view their professional and academic paths after taking part in a specific scientific nonformal educational initiative during high school. This program is called Vocational Scientific Program (Provoc) and is carried out in the Oswald Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Public Health, Foreign Countries, Work Environment
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Braga, Marco; Guerra, Andreia; Reis, José Claudio – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2013
This paper is about new contents that can be introduced into science education. It is a description of an experience aimed at introducing a complex approach into the final grade of a Brazilian elementary school. The aim is to show the transformation of the conception of space and time from the Middle Ages with the physics of Aristotle to the 20th…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Science Curriculum, Elementary School Science
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Novaes de Andrade, Thales Haddad; Vilela, Denise Silva – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2013
In Brazil, mathematics education was associated with Jean Piaget's theory. Scholars in the field of education appropriated Piaget's work in different ways, but usually emphasized logical aspects of thought, which probably lead to an expansion of mathematics education influenced by psychology. This study attempts to extend the range of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Educational Theories, Sociology
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Rezende, Flavia – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2011
Aydeniz and Hodge investigated how college professors negotiate their responsibilities as teachers and as researchers and the rationales behind their pedagogical approaches. Their findings illustrate how difficult it can be to keep the balance between these two responsibilities in a university that does not support professor's enactment of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Science Education, Higher Education, Science Instruction
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Goulart, Maria Ines Mafra; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2010
In this study we investigate how 5-year-old children in Brazil and their teachers collectively design science curriculum. More specifically, we develop an agency|structure dialectic as a framework to describe this collective praxis in which science curriculum may emerge as the result of children-teacher transactions rather than as a result of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum
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El-Hani, Charbel N.; Sepulveda, Claudia – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2010
In this paper we discuss the results of an investigation aiming at mapping the conceptions of nature of protestant biology preservice teachers in a Brazilian university, State University of Feira de Santana, and elucidating their strategies to manage the coexistence of scientific and religious knowledge. We employ naturalistic semi-structured…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Protestants, Scientific Principles
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Oliveira, Alandeom W.; Colak, Huseyin; Akerson, Valarie L. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2009
In this study we examine how elementary teachers in Brazil and Turkey approached the translation and subsequent classroom implementation of an instructional activity that promotes environmental awareness through a combination of student role playing and teacher oral delivery of an environmental story about river pollution. A discourse analysis…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Translation, Student Role, Discourse Analysis