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Schizas, Dimitrios; Psillos, Dimitris – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2019
The present study elaborates on a domain-specific approach to NOS (Nature Of Science) and employs a NOTSs (Nature Of The Sciences) agenda to investigate how Greek in-service physics teachers understand the unique features of school physics and biology. Our theoretical framework focuses on the notion of worldview and important differences that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Literacy, Knowledge Level, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Aurah, Catherine Muhonja; Cassady, Jerrell Craig; McConnell, Tom John – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2014
This study investigated the effectiveness of using metacognitive prompts during testing for improving results in a Genetics Problem Solving Test (GPST). The study, a pre-test post-test, control group quasi-experimental design involving 2x2x2 analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) also investigated the moderating effects of gender and school type. A total…
Descriptors: Genetics, Problem Solving, Metacognition, Gender Differences
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Binns, Ian C.; Popp, Shannon – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2013
This investigation explored the experiences of a cohort of preservice science teachers learning to teach science in their student teaching placements. Specifically, this investigation explored using inquiry instruction from the perspective of the preservice teacher. Participants included seven preservice biology teachers enrolled in a one-year…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Inquiry, Preservice Teachers, Masters Programs