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Tay, Su Lynn; Yeo, Jennifer – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Great teaching is characterised by the specific actions a teacher takes in the classroom to bring about learning. In the context of model-based teaching (MBT), teachers' difficulty in working with students' models that are not scientifically consistent is troubling. To address this problem, the aim of this study is to identify the pedagogical…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Models
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Oon, Pey Tee; Subramaniam, R. – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
We report here on a comparative study of middle school students' attitudes towards science involving three countries: England, Singapore and the U.S.A. Complete attitudinal data sets from TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) 2011 were used, thus giving a very large sample size (N = 20,246), compared to other studies in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes
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Oon, Pey-Tee; Fan, Xitao – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
Students' attitude towards science (SAS) is often a subject of investigation in science education research. Survey of rating scale is commonly used in the study of SAS. The present study illustrates how Rasch analysis can be used to provide psychometric information of SAS rating scales. The analyses were conducted on a 20-item SAS scale used in an…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Psychometrics, Attitude Measures, Rating Scales
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Pongsophon, Pongprapan; Herman, Benjamin C. – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
Given the abundance of literature describing the strong relationship between inquiry-based teaching and student achievement, more should be known about the factors impacting science teachers' classroom inquiry implementation. This study utilises the theory of planned behaviour to propose and validate a causal model of inquiry-based teaching…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Achievement Tests
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Seah, Lay Hoon; Yore, Larry D. – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
This study of three science teachers' lessons on heat and temperature seeks to characterise classroom talk that highlighted the ways language is used and to examine the nature of the language demands revealed in constructing, negotiating, arguing and communicating science ideas. The transcripts from the entire instructional units for these…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Heat, Thermodynamics
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Lau, Kwok-chi; Lam, Terence Yuk-ping – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
This study analysed 10 top-performing regions in PISA 2015 on their science performances and instructional practices. The regions include Singapore, Japan, Estonia, Taipei, Finland, Macao, Canada, Hong Kong, China and Korea. The science performances of the 10 regions and their teaching practices are described and compared. The construct of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Educational Practices, Science Achievement
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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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Tang, Kok-Sing – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is to examines the relationship between the communicative approach of classroom talk and the modes of representations used by science teachers. Based on video data from two physics classrooms in Singapore, a recurring pattern in the relationship was observed as the teaching sequence of a lesson unfolded. It was found that…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Video Technology, Science Teachers
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Oon, Pey-Tee; Subramaniam, R. – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
This study explored an under-researched area in science education--the university programmes preferred by high school students who take physical science subjects and the reasons that matter in their preferences. A total of 1,071 upper secondary and pre-university students in Singapore, who take physical science subjects among their range of…
Descriptors: High School Students, Science Education, Engineering Education, Occupational Aspiration
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Lee, Yew-Jin; Kim, Mijung; Yoon, Hye-Gyoung – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
While there has been a remarkable worldwide convergence in the emphases of primary science curricula over the last four decades, the cognitive and knowledge demands that they make on learners have not been well-researched. Without knowing what these intellectual or epistemic requirements are when learning science in school, issues concerning…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Curriculum, Taxonomy, Science Achievement
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Zhai, Junqing; Jocz, Jennifer Ann; Tan, Aik-Ling – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
A considerable body of evidence highlights how inquiry-based science can enhance students' epistemic and conceptual understanding of scientific concepts, principles, and theories. However, little is known about how students view themselves as learners of science. In this paper, we explore primary children's images of doing science in school and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Tan, Aik Ling; Hong, Huaqing – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
This paper examines learning of science in 15 grade nine classrooms by analyzing the type of talk that teachers engaged in. Using transcripts from audio recordings that are part of the Singapore Corpus of Research in Education database, annotations were carried out on the phrases of teacher talk using Mortimer and Scott's framework for meaning…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 9, Science Education, Foreign Countries
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Yeo, Jennifer; Gilbert, John K. – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
Studies analyzing explanations that have been constructed by science students have found that they were generally weak and lack necessary features. The goal of this study was to establish the competencies that one needs to construct a scientific explanation. Scientific explanations can be looked at in three ways, in terms of their function, form…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, High School Students, Grade 12
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Jocz, Jennifer Ann; Zhai, Junqing; Tan, Aik Ling – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
Recent research reveals that students' interest in school science begins to decline at an early age. As this lack of interest could result in fewer individuals qualified for scientific careers and a population unprepared to engage with scientific societal issues, it is imperative to investigate ways in which interest in school science can be…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Student Interests, Science Interests, Performance Factors
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Oon, Pey-Tee; Subramaniam, R. – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
Asian students often perform well in international science and mathematics assessments. Their attitude toward technical subjects, such as physics, remains curious for many. The present study examines Singapore school students' views on various aspects of physics according to whether they intend to choose physics as an advanced field of study. A…
Descriptors: Physics, Majors (Students), Enrichment Activities, Foreign Countries
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