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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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Jansen, Susanne; Knippels, Marie-Christine P. J.; van Joolingen, Wouter R. – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
Models are very important tools when learning and communicating about science. Models used in secondary school biology education range from concrete scale models, such as a model of a skeleton, to abstract concept-process models, such as a visualisation of meiosis. Understanding these concept-process models requires a profound understanding of the…
Descriptors: Models, Biology, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science
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Khishfe, Rola – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
The purpose of the investigation was to investigate the consistency of NOS views among high school students across different scientific and socio-scientific contexts. A total of 261 high school students from eight different schools in Lebanon participated in the investigation. The schools were selected based on different geographical areas in…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Scientific Attitudes, Scientific Literacy, High School Students
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Hsu, Ying-Shao; Lin, Shu-Sheng – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
This study aimed at improving the decision-making (DM) skills of 11th graders by incorporating a DM framework, visualisation tools, collaboration, and metacognitive guidance into a socioscientific issue context. Two classes, the experimental group (embedded metacognitive guidance, N = 42) and the comparison group (no metacognitive guidance, N =…
Descriptors: Prompting, Electronic Learning, Foreign Countries, Metacognition
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Cheng, Maurice M. W.; Gilbert, John K. – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
This paper proposes a model-based notion of "submicro representations of chemical reactions". Based on three structural models of matter (the simple particle model, the atomic model and the free electron model of metals), we suggest there are two major models of reaction in school chemistry curricula: (a) reactions that are simple…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Scientific Concepts, Models
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Khishfe, Rola; Alshaya, Fahad S.; BouJaoude, Saouma; Mansour, Nasser; Alrudiyan, Khalid I. – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine students understandings about nature of science (NOS) and their arguments in context of controversial socio-scientific issue (SSI). A total of 74 11th graders in six schools in Saudi Arabia participated in the study. The instrument used was a questionnaire consisting of four scenarios addressing SSI about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Principles, Grade 11, Secondary School Science
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Gidena, Asay; Gebeyehu, Desta – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the advance organiser model (AOM) on students' academic achievement in learning work and energy. The design of the study was quasi-experimental pretest-posttest nonequivalent control groups. The total population of the study was 139 students of three sections in Endabaguna…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Energy, Models, Advance Organizers
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Tang, Kok-Sing – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
This paper reports on the design and enactment of an instructional strategy aimed to support students in constructing scientific explanations. Informed by the philosophy of science and linguistic studies of science, a new instructional framework called premise--reasoning--outcome (PRO) was conceptualized, developed, and tested over two years in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts
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Kirbulut, Zubeyde Demet; Uzuntiryaki-Kondakci, Esen; Beeth, Michael Edward – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
This study aimed to develop the Metaconceptual Awareness and Regulation Scale (MARS) -- a self-report instrument for measuring the extent to which students realise, monitor, and evaluate their ideas. MARS consists of 10 items scored on a six-point Likert scale for two factors: metaconceptual awareness and metaconceptual regulation. A pilot study…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Test Construction, Likert Scales, Attitude Measures
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Tasquier, Giulia; Levrini, Olivia; Dillon, Justin – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
The scientific community has been debating climate change for over two decades. In the light of certain arguments put forward by the aforesaid community, the EU has recommended a set of innovative reforms to science teaching such as incorporating environmental issues into the scientific curriculum, thereby helping to make schools a place of civic…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Role, Barriers, Student Attitudes
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Tripto, Jaklin; Ben-Zvi Assaraf, Orit; Snapir, Zohar; Amit, Miriam – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
This study examined the reflection interview as a tool for assessing and facilitating the use of "systems language" amongst 11th grade students who have recently completed their first year of high school biology. Eighty-three students composed two concept maps in the 10th grade--one at the beginning of the school year and one at its end.…
Descriptors: High School Students, Reflection, Interviews, Grade 11
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Gebre, Engida H.; Polman, Joseph L. – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
This study presents descriptive analysis of young adults' use of multiple representations in the context of science news reporting. Across one semester, 71 high school students, in a socioeconomically diverse suburban secondary school in Midwestern United States, participated in activities of researching science topics of their choice and…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Competence, Scientific Literacy, Feedback (Response)
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Schütte, Kerstin; Köller, Olaf – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
Considerable research has focused on how best to satisfy modern societies' needs for skilled labour in the field of science. The present study evaluated an intervention programme designed to increase secondary school students' motivation to pursue a science career. Students from 3 schools of the highest educational track participated for up to 2…
Descriptors: Science Education, Student Motivation, Statistical Analysis, Intervention
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Kuo, Che-Yu; Wu, Hsin-Kai; Jen, Tsung-Hau; Hsu, Ying-Shao – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
The potential of computer-based assessments for capturing complex learning outcomes has been discussed; however, relatively little is understood about how to leverage such potential for summative and accountability purposes. The aim of this study is to develop and validate a multimedia-based assessment of scientific inquiry abilities (MASIA) to…
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, Program Development, Program Validation, Test Construction
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Mthethwa-Kunene, Eunice; Onwu, Gilbert Oke; de Villiers, Rian – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
This study explored the pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) and its development of four experienced biology teachers in the context of teaching school genetics. PCK was defined in terms of teacher content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and knowledge of students' preconceptions and learning difficulties. Data sources of teacher knowledge base…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Biology, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Genetics
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