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Zimmerman, Heather Toomey; Weible, Jennifer L. – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
This collective case study investigates the role of digital photography to support high school students' engagement in science inquiry practices during a three-week environmental sciences unit. The study's theoretical framework brings together research from digital photography, participation in environmental science practices, and epistemic…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Photography, Water, Natural Resources
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Karvánková, Petra; Popjaková, Dagmar – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Pupil research in school lessons in the sense of Inquiry-Based Education (IBE) is one of the constructivist approaches to education. Inquiry strengthens the positive approach of pupils to natural science subjects, encouraging them to study phenomena and processes taking place in the natural environment around them and use the acquired knowledge in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Geography, Interdisciplinary Approach, Inquiry
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Kim, Mijung – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Research shows that various stereotypes about science and science learning, such as science being filled with hard and dry content, laboratory experiments, and male-dominated work environments, have resulted in feelings of distance from science in students' minds. This study explores children's experiences of science learning and science identity.…
Descriptors: Interaction, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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Andersson, J.; Enghag, M. – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
In this case study, we explore students' communication during practical work in physics at an upper secondary school in Sweden from a sociocultural perspective. We investigate the relation between the interaction and content of students' communication and outcomes of their actions, with the purpose of finding new knowledge for informing teachers…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Physics, Science Instruction, Case Studies
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van Uum, Martina S. J.; Verhoeff, Roald P.; Peeters, Marieke – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
This paper describes a multiple case study on open inquiry-based learning in primary schools. During open inquiry, teachers often experience difficulties in balancing support and transferring responsibility to pupils' own learning. To facilitate teachers in guiding open inquiry, we developed hard and soft scaffolds. The hard scaffolds consisted of…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Instruction, Independent Study, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Benedict-Chambers, Amanda; Kademian, Sylvie M.; Davis, Elizabeth A.; Palincsar, Annemarie Sullivan – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
Science education reforms articulate a vision of ambitious science teaching where teachers engage students in sensemaking discussions and emphasise the integration of scientific practices with science content. Learning to teach in this way is complex, and there are few examples of sensemaking discussions in schools where textbook lessons and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Students, Units of Study, Inquiry
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Yang, Kuay-Keng; Lee, Ling; Hong, Zuway-R; Lin, Huann-shyang – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the effectiveness of the creative inquiry-based science teaching on students' creative science thinking and science inquiry performance. A quasi-experimental design consisting one experimental group (N = 20) and one comparison group (N = 24) with pretest and post-test was conducted. The framework of the…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Science Instruction, Science Education, Convergent Thinking
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Dolphin, Glenn; Benoit, Wendy – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
At present, quality earth science education in grade school is rare, increasing the importance of post-secondary courses. Observations of post-secondary geoscience indicate students often maintain errant ideas about the earth, even after direct instruction. This qualitative case study documents model-building activities of students as they…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Science Instruction, Earth Science
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Greca, Ileana M. – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Several international reports promote the use of the inquiry teaching methodology for improvements in science education at elementary school. Nevertheless, research indicates that pre-service elementary teachers have insufficient experience with this methodology and when they try to implement it, the theory they learnt in their university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Inquiry
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Fang, Su-Chi; Hsu, Ying-Shao; Chang, Hsin-Yi; Chang, Wen-Hua; Wu, Hsin-Kai; Chen, Chih-Ming – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
In order to promote scientific inquiry in secondary schooling in Taiwan, the study developed a computer-based inquiry curriculum (including structured and guided inquiry units) and investigated how the curriculum influenced students' science learning. The curriculum was implemented in 5 junior secondary schools in the context of a weeklong summer…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Path Analysis
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Burgin, Stephen R.; McConnell, William J.; Flowers, Alonzo M., III – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
This study describes an investigation of a research apprenticeship program that we developed for diverse high-school students often underrepresented in similar programs and in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professions. Through the apprenticeship program, students spent 2 weeks in the summer engaged in biofuels-related research…
Descriptors: High School Students, Summer Programs, Apprenticeships, STEM Education
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Ucan, Serkan; Webb, Mary – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
Students' ability to regulate their learning is considered important for the quality of collaborative inquiry learning. However, there is still limited understanding about how students engage in social forms of regulation processes and what roles these regulatory processes may play during collaborative learning. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Inquiry, Science Instruction
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Zuiker, Steven; Whitaker, J. Reid – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
This paper describes the 5E+I/A inquiry model and reports a case study of one curricular enactment by a US fifth-grade classroom. A literature review establishes the model's conceptual adequacy with respect to longstanding research related to both the 5E inquiry model and multiple, incremental innovations of it. As a collective line of research,…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Inquiry, Models
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Donnelly, Dermot Francis; McGarr, Oliver; O'Reilly, John – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
Interest in inquiry-based science education (IBSE) often pays little heed to the complex power relations that exist within classrooms. A common obstacle to inquiry is that it strongly diverges from current classroom culture and hence, is outside the sphere of teachers' and students' experiences. Teachers and students bring expectations to the…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Education, Power Structure, Teacher Role
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Biggers, Mandy; Forbes, Cory T. – International Journal of Science Education, 2012
Using the National Research Council's inquiry continuum framework, we use a multiple-case study research design to investigate the teacher- and student-directedness of elementary preservice teachers' planned and enacted science lessons and their pedagogical reasoning about science instruction during a semester-long science methods course. Our…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Science Instruction
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