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Kaya, Ebru; Erduran, Sibel; Aksoz, Busra; Akgun, Selin – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
A recent framework on nature of science (NOS) is the Family Resemblance Approach (FRA). FRA presents NOS as a cognitive-epistemic and social-institutional system with a set of categories: aims and values, scientific methods, scientific practices, scientific knowledge and social-institutional aspects of science. Although FRA has been problematised…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Science Instruction
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Loveys, Beth R.; Riggs, Karina M. – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
The flipped classroom pedagogy was implemented in two core undergraduate science courses; Animal and Plant Biochemistry II (APB) and Microbiology and Invertebrate Biology II (MIB) to encourage students to prepare for laboratory classes. Students often attend class without little understanding or appreciation of what they are going to learn in the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Undergraduate Students, Science Laboratories
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Lavi, Rea; Dori, Yehudit Judy – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
Systems thinking is an important skill in science and engineering education. Our study objectives were (1) to create the basis for a systems thinking language common to both science education and engineering education, and (2) to apply this language to assess science and engineering teachers' systems thinking. We administered two assignments to…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Systems Approach, Science Education, Language Usage
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Lally, Diane; Forbes, Cory – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
Introductory undergraduate courses present an opportunity to use disciplinary concepts in solving authentic problems. Making complex natural systems accessible to students through computer-based models allows them to practice making evidence-based predictions and communicate understanding. Despite the importance of modelling tools in formal…
Descriptors: Models, Water, Introductory Courses, Undergraduate Students
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Luo, Tian; Wang, Jian; Liu, Xiufeng; Zhou, Jiangping – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
The aim of this study was to develop a scale to measure students' STEM continuing motivation (CM). In accordance with the conceptualisation of CM by Maehr (1976. Continuing motivation: An analysis of a seldom considered educational outcome. "Review of Educational Research," 46(3), 443-462. doi:10.3102/00346543046003443), we define STEM…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Student Motivation, Measures (Individuals), Grade 7
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Struyf, Annemie; De Loof, Haydée; Boeve-de Pauw, Jelle; Van Petegem, Peter – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
In this paper, we explore how students' engagement varies in different STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) learning environments. More specifically, we focus on the significance of a learning environment applying an integrated STEM (iSTEM) approach and the significance of STEM learning environments' student-centredness. Moreover,…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, STEM Education, Educational Environment, Educational Practices
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Meyerhöffer, Nina; Dreesmann, Daniel C. – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
English connects all areas of science around the world. Productive and receptive English-language skills are thus a crucial tool that schools must provide their students with in order to prepare them for higher education and professional life. The introduction of bilingual instruction of subject matter, often referred to as Content and Language…
Descriptors: German, Biology, Science Instruction, Units of Study
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Höft, Lars; Bernholt, Sascha – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
This paper presents the findings of a three-year longitudinal study (Grades 9-11; N = 756 students in German secondary schools; mean starting age = 14.7 years) that explores the development of and the interplay between upper-secondary students' individual interest and conceptual understanding in chemistry. Students' individual interest was…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Longitudinal Studies
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Tsybulsky, Dina – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
This qualitative, phenomenological study presents the experiences of high-school biology students (n = 233) in an outreach programme titled Students Meet Authentic Science. The core of the programme consists of students' visits to life-science university research laboratories (from here on referred to as labs). The programme was designed according…
Descriptors: High School Students, Biology, Student Participation, Outreach Programs
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Liu, Shu-Chiu – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
Futures thinking, or foresight, is increasingly recognised as a key element in science and environmental education. We integrated a futures thinking activity into an undergraduate general science course in Taiwan by using an online thinking and discussion tool that provides scaffolding questions to help students think systematically about future…
Descriptors: Genetics, Biotechnology, Food, College Students
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Kirbulut, Zubeyde Demet; Uzuntiryaki-Kondakci, Esen – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
Current studies reveal that meta-level variables are very important in learning; however, little research has been devoted to the role of metaconceptual and meta-affective variables on student achievement. With the aim of filling this gap in the literature, the present study investigated the relationship between metavariables (metaconceptual…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Metacognition, Science Process Skills, Science Achievement
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Tsai, Chun-Yen; Jack, Brady Michael – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
This study investigates how affective dispositions influencing students' moral judgments can both shape their response to individual enjoyment from learning ethics (IE-LE) and predict their individual enjoyment from learning socio-scientific issues (IE-LSSI). Tenth-grade participants from southern Taiwan (n = 770) responded to survey items that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethics, Science and Society, Personality
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Karakolidis, Anastasios; Pitsia, Vasiliki; Emvalotis, Anastassios – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
The importance of motivation-related factors in shaping students' academic achievement across a range of areas, including science, has been consistently acknowledged by the existing research literature. In an effort to improve students' science achievement, many education systems put particular emphasis on the enhancement of intrinsic (i.e.…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Science Instruction, Student Role, Epistemology
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Tzu-Ling, Hsieh – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to answer the following two questions: (1) Do significant differences exist in high-school learning experience, interests, self-efficacy, and career aspirations between male and female science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students? (2) Can high-school learning experiences, interests, and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High School Students, Learning Experience, Student Interests
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Cisterna, Dante; Forbes, Cory T.; Roy, Ranu – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
Research suggests that it is challenging for elementary students to develop conceptual understanding of trait variation, inheritance of traits, and life cycles. In this study, we report on an effort to promote elementary students' learning of hereditary-related concepts through scientific modelling, which affords opportunities for elementary…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Genetics, Curriculum Implementation
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