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Nie, Ying; Xiao, Yang; Fritchman, Joseph C.; Liu, Qiaoyi; Han, Jing; Xiong, Jianwen; Bao, Lei – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
Knowledge integration is essential to achieve deep conceptual understanding, which requires students to develop well-connected knowledge structures through the central idea of a concept. To effectively represent and analyze knowledge integration, a conceptual framework model on force and motion is developed to map learners' knowledge structures in…
Descriptors: Physics, Middle School Students, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
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Yang, Wenyuan; Liu, Cheng; Liu, Enshan – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
Since inquiry was first introduced to science education, a lot of inquiry-based tasks have appeared in textbooks for supporting an inquiry-based approach. These tasks have great potential to direct the implementation of an inquiry-based approach, as teachers rely heavily on the use of existing instructional materials in most K-12 classrooms.…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Active Learning, Inquiry, Secondary School Science
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Lu, Shanshan; Bi, Hualin; Liu, Xiufeng – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
The study that is the subject of this paper tested the effects of EDI (explanation-driven inquiry) on students' redox conceptual understanding and their misconceptions. Two classes of 119 10th grade high school students were involved. Two groups of students in the same school were chosen. One class that was taught by EDI teaching was set as the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Inquiry, Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions
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Yao, Jian-Xin; Guo, Yu-Ying; Neumann, Knut – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
This paper presents a revised learning progression for the energy concept and initial findings on diverse progressions among subgroups of sample students. The revised learning progression describes how students progress towards an understanding of the energy concept along two progress variables identified from previous studies--key ideas about…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Energy, Teaching Methods
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Yang, Wenyuan; Liu, Enshan – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
This article describes the development and validation of an instrument that can be used for content analysis of inquiry-based tasks. According to the theories of educational evaluation and qualities of inquiry, four essential functions that inquiry-based tasks should serve are defined: (1) assisting in the construction of understandings about…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Content Analysis, Inquiry, Foreign Countries
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Bryce, T. G. K.; Blown, E. J. – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
Children's understandings of the shape and relative sizes of the Earth, Sun and Moon have been extensively researched and in a variety of ways. Much is known about the confusions which arise as young people try to grasp ideas about the world and our neighbouring celestial bodies. Despite this, there remain uncertainties about the conceptual models…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Concepts, Astronomy, Earth Science
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Tao, Ying; Oliver, Mary Colette; Venville, Grady Jane – International Journal of Science Education, 2012
Children have formal science instruction from kindergarten in Australia and from Year 3 in China. The purpose of this research was to explore the impact that different approaches to primary science curricula in China and Australia have on children's conceptual understanding of science. Participants were Year 3 children from three schools of high,…
Descriptors: Tests, Biological Sciences, Foreign Countries, Earth Science
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Wang, Su; Liu, Xiufeng; Zhao, Yandong – International Journal of Science Education, 2012
As the breadth and depth of economic reforms increase in China, growing attention is being paid to equalities in opportunities to learn science by students of various backgrounds. In early 2009, the Chinese Ministry of Education and Ministry of Science and Technology jointly sponsored a national survey of urban eighth-grade students' science…
Descriptors: Science Education, Curriculum Development, Teacher Student Relationship, Foreign Countries