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Freire, Melquesedeque; Talanquer, Vicente; Amaral, Edenia – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
Understanding the nature of chemical thinking and action, as well as their application and impact on our world should be central goals of chemistry education at all educational levels. However, traditional school chemistry is still mostly focused on having students learn the body of declarative knowledge built over the years in the discipline.…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Thinking Skills, Scientific Principles
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Martins, Marina; Justi, Rosária – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
The aims of this paper are twofold. First, we present, justify, and characterise an instrument for analysing students' argumentative reasoning developed from Walton's ideas. Then, from the analysis of students' argumentative discussion about a socio-scientific controversy, we identify the advantages and disadvantages of using the instrument. The…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Abstract Reasoning, Debate, Science and Society
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Tavares, Gustavo Medina; Bobrowski, Vera Lucia – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
The integrative role that Evolutionary theory plays within Biology is recognised by most scientific authors, as well as in governmental education policies, including Brazilian policies. However, teaching and learning evolution seems problematic in many countries, and Brazil is among those. Many factors may affect teachers' and students'…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries
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de Sá Ibraim, Stefannie; Justi, Rosária – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Many researchers have highlighted the important role of teachers in creating and managing argumentative, as well as the need for teachers, during their training, to have opportunities to develop knowledge about arguments, enabling them to work from the perspective of argumentation. This study investigates to what extent a context of explicit…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Persuasive Discourse, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction
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Vieira, Rodrigo Drumond; da Rocha Bernardo, José Roberto; Evagorou, Maria; de Melo, Viviane Florentino – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
In this article, we focus on the contributions that a simulated jury-based activity might have for pre-service teachers, especially for their active participation and learning in teacher education. We observed a teacher educator using a series of simulated juries as teaching resources to help pre-service teachers develop their pedagogical…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Science Teachers, Persuasive Discourse, Simulation
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van Rens, Lisette; Hermarij, Philip; Pilot, Albert; Beishuizen, Jos; Hofman, Herman; Wal, Marjolein – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
Peer review is a significant component in scientific research. Introducing peer review into inquiry processes may be regarded as an aim to develop student understanding regarding quality in inquiries. This study examines student understanding in inquiry peer reviews among pre-university chemistry students, aged 16-17, when they enact a design of a…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Chemistry, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science
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Vieira, Rodrigo Drumond; Kelly, Gregory J. – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
In this paper, we present and apply a multi-level method for discourse analysis in science classrooms. This method is based on the structure of human activity (activity, actions, and operations) and it was applied to study a pre-service physics teacher methods course. We argue that such an approach, based on a cultural psychological perspective,…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Physics, Science Instruction, Activities
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Mendonça, Paula Cristina Cardoso; Justi, Rosária – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
Some studies related to the nature of scientific knowledge demonstrate that modelling is an inherently argumentative process. This study aims at discussing the relationship between modelling and argumentation by analysing data collected during the modelling-based teaching of ionic bonding and intermolecular interactions. The teaching activities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Persuasive Discourse, Science Instruction
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Gomes, Maria de Fatima Cardoso; Mortimer, Eduardo F.; Kelly, Gregory J. – International Journal of Science Education, 2011
This article reports on the construction process of inclusion/exclusion for high school chemistry students in two schools in Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais State, Brazil. We examined the interactional accomplishment of inclusion/exclusion of four students, two from a private school and two from a public school. The aim of this article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Schools, Chemistry, High School Students
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Villani, Alberto; Dias, Valeria Silva; Valadares, Juarez Melgaco – International Journal of Science Education, 2010
Over the last 50 years a new research area, science education research, has arisen and undergone singular development worldwide. In the specific case of Brazil, research in science education first appeared systematically 40 years ago, as a consequence of an overall renovation in the field of science education. This evolution was also related to…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Research, Science History, Philosophy
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Graebner, Ivete Teresinha; de Souza, Elizabeth Maria Tala; Saito, Carlos Hiroo – International Journal of Science Education, 2009
This study deals with the development of a graphic representation tool as a way to support educational planning in an elementary school in the rural area of Brasilia (Brazil's capital), aiming at the implementation of an integrated action-research project focusing on hunger and nutrition. The graphic tool made it possible to promote…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Experience, Action Research, Food
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Maia, Poliana Flavia; Justi, Rosaria – International Journal of Science Education, 2009
This paper presents and discusses students' learning process of chemical equilibrium from a modelling-based approach developed from the use of the "Model of Modelling" diagram. The investigation was conducted in a regular classroom (students 14-15 years old) and aimed at discussing how modelling-based teaching can contribute to students…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Teaching Methods, Models, Visual Aids
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Falcao, Eliane Brigida Morais – International Journal of Science Education, 2008
The assumption that scientific knowledge would bring an end to religious belief has challenged many scholars, particularly since such a belief persists even among those devoted to scientific activities. In this paper the occurrence and nature of religious belief in groups of life scientists working in the UK and Brazil is discussed in the context…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientists, Religious Factors, Religion
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Gomes, Alessandro Damasio Trani; Borges, A. Tarciso; Justi, Rosaria – International Journal of Science Education, 2008
This study investigates the relationship between the students' understanding of the aims of an investigative activity and their performance when conducting it. One hundred and eighty-one year nine students from a public middle school in Brazil took part in the study. Students working in pairs were asked to investigate two problems using a…
Descriptors: Investigations, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Personnel Data
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Maria, Flavia; dos Santos, Teixeira; Mortimer, Eduardo Fleury – International Journal of Science Education, 2003
In this article we analyse the interaction between a high school chemistry teacher and her students from two different classes, emphasizing how emotions, affects and feelings contributed to, or obstructed, the dynamic of interactions. The data come from an ethnographic research approach and include videotapes of the lessons, interviews and field…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Chemistry, Teacher Student Relationship, Secondary School Teachers
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