NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 5 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
van Weelie, Daan; Boersma, Kerst – Journal of Biological Education, 2018
The finding that biodiversity is a concept with different context-specific meanings has implications for its conceptual development when students are required to apply it in a diversity of contexts. An approach that may overcome these implications is that students learn to recontextualise one meaning to another. Since no empirical studies were…
Descriptors: Biodiversity, Biology, Science Education, Context Effect
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Wierdsma, Menno; Knippels, Marie-Christine; van Oers, Bert; Boersma, Kerst – Journal of Biological Education, 2016
Since concepts may have different meanings in different contexts, students have to learn to recontextualise them, i.e. to adapt their meanings to a new context. It is unclear, however, what characteristics a learning and teaching strategy for recontextualising should have. The study aims to develop such a learning and teaching strategy for…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Biology, Teaching Methods, Cytology
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Boersma, Kerst; Waarlo, Arend Jan; Klaassen, Kees – Journal of Biological Education, 2011
Systems thinking in biology education is an up and coming research topic, as yet with contrasting feasibility claims. In biology education systems thinking can be understood as thinking backward and forward between concrete biological objects and processes and systems models representing systems theoretical characteristics. Some studies claim that…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Measures (Individuals), Elementary School Students, Grade 3
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Boerwinkel, Dirk Jan; Waarlo, Arend Jan; Boersma, Kerst – Journal of Biological Education, 2009
Perspectives are domain-specific strategies employed by experts in a specific field to formulate and investigate questions. Such strategies may therefore serve as good models for acquiring knowledge. Based on this premise, we developed the perspective of form and function, as used by both biologists and technical designers, into a tool for…
Descriptors: Expertise, Design, Biology, Teaching Methods
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Schilders, Mariska; Sloep, Peter; Peled, Einat; Boersma, Kerst – Journal of Biological Education, 2009
This study examined what worldviews are present among Dutch students and teachers and how the students cope with scientific knowledge acquired in the biology classroom. Furthermore, we investigated what learning and teaching strategies teachers adopt when they teach about evolution and worldviews. For this survey, 10 schools for higher general…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Education, Teaching Methods, World Views