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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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Blanco-Anaya, Paloma; Justi, Rosária; Díaz de Bustamante, Joaquín – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
Modelling-based teaching activities have been designed and analysed from distinct theoretical perspectives. In this paper, we use one of them--the model of modelling diagram (MMD)--as an analytical tool in a regular classroom context. This paper examines the challenges that arise when the MMD is used as an analytical tool to characterise the…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Barriers, Models, Video Technology
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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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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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Sund, Per – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Science teachers regard practical work as important and many claim that it helps students to learn science. Besides theoretical knowledge, such as concepts and formulas, practical work is considered to be an integral and basic part of science education. As practical work is perceived and understood in different ways, comparing the results between…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Qualitative Research, Science Process Skills
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Pimentel, Diane Silva; McNeill, Katherine L. – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
The dialogue that occurs in science classrooms has been the subject of research for many decades. Most studies have focused on the actual discourse that occurs and the role of the teacher in guiding the discourse. This case study explored the neglected perspective of secondary science students and their beliefs about their role in class…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Science Instruction, Student Attitudes, Epistemology
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DeWitt, Jennifer; Archer, Louise – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
There is broad international agreement about the importance of increasing participation in science once it is no longer compulsory in school, particularly among groups who have been historically underrepresented in science. Previous research reflects that despite broadly positive attitudes to science in and outside of school, there is limited…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Science Careers, Scientists, Career Choice
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Heitmann, Patricia; Hecht, Martin; Schwanewedel, Julia; Schipolowski, Stefan – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
The ability to build arguments is a crucial skill and a central educational goal in all school subjects including science as it enables students to formulate reasoned opinions and thus to cope with the increasing complexity of knowledge. In the present cross-sectional study, we examined the domain-specificity of argumentative writing in science by…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Persuasive Discourse, Secondary School Students, Correlation
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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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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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Lubben, Fred; Sadeck, Melanie; Scholtz, Zena; Braund, Martin – International Journal of Science Education, 2010
This paper reports on a study into the untutored ability of Grade 10 students to engage in argumentation about the interpretation of experimental data, and the effect of unsupported small group discussions on this ability. In this study, argumentation intends to promote critical thinking. The sample includes 266 students from five South African…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Grade 10, Cultural Influences, Language Aptitude
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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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Cokelez, Aytekin; Dumon, Alain; Taber, Keith S. – International Journal of Science Education, 2008
The purpose of this study is to identify how upper secondary school French students (Grade 10-12) interpret chemical transformation with regards to the changes within molecules and atoms, and in terms of intramolecular and/or intermolecular bond breaking. In order to identify and describe the students' assimilated knowledge, four questions were…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Chemistry, Scientific Concepts, Grade 9
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Saez, Maria J.; Nino, Angela Gomez; Carretero, Antonio – International Journal of Science Education, 2008
The rapid growth of biotechnology knowledge during the past decades has made it necessary to rethink the contents of the school curriculum and has provoked a consideration of the ethical and social issues related to the use of biotechnological applications. With the financial assistance of the European Union, the European Initiative for…
Descriptors: Biotechnology, Student Attitudes, Social Values, Science Curriculum
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Keiler, Leslie S. – International Journal of Science Education, 2007
The study explored the origins of students' data handling knowledge and skills employed during secondary Science lessons. Transfer of learning was explored in an authentic school context, describing when transfer does and does not occur, conditions that appear to foster transfer, and impacts of different types of transfer on teaching and learning.…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Secondary School Students, Science Instruction, Transfer of Training
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