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Lammers, Annelotte; Goedhart, Martin J.; Avraamidou, Lucy – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
This study reports about biology undergraduates' writing in a course with genre-based writing instruction. The students read, analyse and synthesise research articles using the Scientific Argumentation Model (SAM), a tool to make explicit the characteristics of the research article genre. We explored to what extent 21 students make a synthesis…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Persuasive Discourse, Writing Instruction, Literary Genres
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Zacharia, Zacharias C.; Lazaridou, Charalambia; Avraamidou, Lucy – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of mobile learning among young learners. Specifically, we investigated whether the use of mobile devices for data collection during field trips outside the classroom could enhance fourth graders' learning about the parts of the flower and their functions, flower pollinators and the process of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Data Collection, Influence of Technology
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Avraamidou, Lucy – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Grounded within Connelly and Clandinin's conceptualization of teachers' professional identity in terms of "stories to live by" and through a life-history lens, this multiple case study aimed to respond to the following questions: (a) How do three preservice elementary teachers view themselves as future science teachers? (b) How have the…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers
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Avraamidou, Lucy – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
The purpose of this case study was to explore the ways in which 3 different informal science experiences in the context of an elementary methods course influenced a group of prospective elementary teachers' ideas about science teaching and learning as well as their understandings about the role of informal science environments to teaching and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Methods Courses, Science Education, Informal Education