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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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Hsieh, Wen-Min; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
This cross-sectional study explored students' conceptions of science learning via drawing analysis. A total of 906 Taiwanese students in 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grade were asked to use drawing to illustrate how they conceptualise science learning. Students' drawings were analysed using a coding checklist to determine the presence or absence…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Positive Attitudes
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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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Gokpinar, Tuba; Reiss, Michael – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
The literature in science education highlights the potentially significant role of outside-school factors such as parents, cultural contexts and role models in students' formation of science attitudes and aspirations, and their attainment in science classes. In this paper, building on and linking Bourdieu's key concepts of habitus, cultural and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Case Studies, Models, Science Instruction
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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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Said, Ziad; Summers, Ryan; Abd-El-Khalick, Fouad; Wang, Shuai – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
This study assessed students' attitudes toward science in Qatar. A cross-sectional, nationwide probability sample representing all students enrolled in grades 3 through 12 in the various types of schools in Qatar completed the "Arabic Speaking Students' Attitudes toward Science Survey" (ASSASS). The validity and reliability of the…
Descriptors: Scientific Attitudes, Arabs, Student Attitudes, Case Studies
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Klucevsek, Kristin M.; Brungard, Allison B. – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
For undergraduate students to achieve science literacy, they must first develop information literacy skils. These skills align with Information Literacy Standards and include determining appropriate databases, distinguishing among resource types, and citing resources ethically. To effectively improve information literacy and science literacy, we…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Databases, Guides
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Madden, Lauren; Wiebe, Eric – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
This narrative case study examined the relationship between teacher identity and elementary science teaching. Teacher identity was described using a modification of Gee's framework incorporating three perspectives: the teachers' self-described identity, the researchers' view of teacher identity, and the students' views of teacher identity. Over…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Case Studies, Professional Identity, Student Attitudes
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King, Donna; Ritchie, Stephen; Sandhu, Maryam; Henderson, Senka – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
Science activities that evoke positive emotional responses make a difference to students' emotional experience of science. In this study, we explored 8th Grade students' discrete emotions expressed during science activities in a unit on Energy. Multiple data sources including classroom videos, interviews and emotion diaries completed at the end of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Activities, Emotional Response, Grade 8
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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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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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Akerson, Valarie; Nargund-Joshi, Vanashri; Weiland, Ingrid; Pongsanon, Khemmawadee; Avsar, Banu – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
This study explored third-grade elementary students' conceptions of nature of science (NOS) over the course of an entire school year as they participated in explicit-reflective science instruction. The "Views of" NOS-D (VNOS-D) was administered pre instruction, during mid-school year, and at the end of the school year to track…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Grade 3
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Isik-Ercan, Zeynep; Zeynep Inan, Hatice; Nowak, Jeffrey A.; Kim, Beomjin – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
This qualitative case study describes (a) the ways 3D visualization, coupled with other science and literacy experiences, supported young children's first exploration of the Earth-Sun-Moon system and (b) the perspectives of classroom teachers and children on using 3D visualization. We created three interactive 3D software modules that simulate day…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Urban Schools, Astronomy
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Wong, Billy – International Journal of Science Education, 2012
This paper provides an in-depth, "case study" style analysis of the experiences of two 13-year-old British Asian girls from a larger qualitative study investigating minority ethnic students' aspirations in science. Through the lens of identity as performativity and Bourdieu's notions of "habitus" and capital, the ways in which…
Descriptors: Working Class, Student Attitudes, Females, Teacher Attitudes
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Lindemann-Matthies, Petra; Constantinou, Costas; Lehnert, Hans-Joachim; Nagel, Ueli; Raper, George; Kadji-Beltran, Chrysanthi – International Journal of Science Education, 2011
This multinational research study was carried out between 2004 and 2006 in four teacher education institutions in Cyprus, England, Switzerland, and Germany. With the help of a written questionnaire, the confidence and perceived competence of preservice primary teachers (N = 690) to deliver biodiversity education in school were investigated. Data…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Recreational Activities
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