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Lupión-Cobos, Teresa; López-Castilla, Rafael; Blanco-López, Ángel – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
In this paper we explore the views and opinions of four secondary education science teachers regarding the teaching of scientific competences. Their views were gathered in the context of a training programme in which they had to design, implement, and assess their own teaching unit for developing students' scientific competences by means of…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Science
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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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Waldrip, Bruce; Prain, Vaughan – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
Student engagement in learning science is both a desirable goal and a long-standing teacher challenge. Moving beyond engagement understood as transient topic interest, we argue that cognitive engagement entails sustained interaction in the processes of how knowledge claims are generated, judged, and shared in this subject. In this paper, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Education
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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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Sezen-Barrie, Asli; Moore, Joel; Roig, Cara E. – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
Drawn from the norms and rules of their fields, scientists use variety of practices, such as asking questions and arguing based on evidence, to engage in research that will contribute to our understanding of Earth and beyond. In this study, we explore how preservice teachers' learn to teach scientific practices while teaching plate tectonic…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Earth Science
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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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Waight, Noemi; Liu, Xiufeng; Gregorius, Roberto Ma.; Smith, Erica; Park, Mihwa – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
This paper reports on a case study of an immersive and integrated multi-instructional approach (namely computer-based model introduction and connection with content; facilitation of individual student exploration guided by exploratory worksheet; use of associated differentiated labs and use of model-based assessments) in the implementation of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Science Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Chemistry
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Giamellaro, Michael – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
This paper reports on a study of primary contextualization processes during science immersion trips and the resultant student learning. Four High School Ecology classes (n?=?67) and teachers participated. Through a pre-/post-assessment of science concept knowledge (Pathfinder Network Modeling) and follow-up interviews with students, it was…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Science Education, Ecology, Immersion Programs
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Boesdorfer, Sarah; Lorsbach, Anthony – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
A teacher's orientation toward science teaching has been proposed as very influential to a teacher's pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) and teaching practice. Experienced teachers' orientation toward science teaching and its connections to their practice has not been well explored. Focusing on a unit about the periodic table, this study provides…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
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Adbo, Karina; Taber, Keith S. – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
In this paper, we report a case study of a 16-year-old Swedish upper secondary student's developing understanding of key concept areas studied in his upper secondary school chemistry course. This study illustrates how the thinking of an individual learner, Jesper, evolves over a school year in response to formal instruction in a particular…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Students, Scientific Concepts
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Ramnarain, Umesh Dewnarain; Modiba, Maropeng – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
This paper describes the development of curriculum design expertise from the perspective of a teacher reflecting on a science lesson. His involvement in the research process resulted in a self-determined professional development strategy. The description comes from data collected through lesson observations and an in-depth stimulated recall…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Curriculum Design, Expertise
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Foong, Chan-Choong; Daniel, Esther G. S. – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
This paper argues the possible simultaneous development and transfer of students' argumentation skills from one socio-scientific issue to another in a Confucian classroom. In Malaysia, the Chinese vernacular schools follow a strict Confucian philosophy in the teaching and learning process. The teacher talks and the students listen. This case study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Persuasive Discourse, Transfer of Training, Secondary School Students
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Oliver, Mary; Venville, Grady; Adey, Philip – International Journal of Science Education, 2012
This paper presents research on the effects of a cognitive acceleration intervention in science lessons on low socioeconomic students in a government high school in regional Western Australia. "Thinking Science Australia" is a programme currently being implemented in Australian junior high school classes. The research was conducted for…
Descriptors: Intervention, Foreign Countries, Cognitive Development, High Schools
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Akatugba, Ayo Harriet; Wallace, John – International Journal of Science Education, 2009
This study examines students' use of proportional reasoning in high school physics problem-solving in a West African school setting. An in-depth, constructivist, and interpretive case study was carried out with six physics students from a co-educational senior secondary school in Nigeria over a period of five months. The study aimed to elicit…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Secondary School Science, Physics
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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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