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Wang, Lei; Zhang, Ronghui; Clarke, David; Wang, Weizhen – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2014
Enactment of scientific inquiry in classroom has attracted a great attention of science educators around the world. In this study, we examined two competent teachers' (one Grade 9 chemistry teacher and one Grade 4 science teacher) enactment of scientific inquiry in selected teaching units to reveal the characteristics of enacted inquiry at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Case Studies, Inquiry
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Zheng, Changlong; Fu, Lihai; He, Peng – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2014
Classroom teaching is a main frontier of the implementation of new curricular ideas in China. The study reported in this article is concerned with the effectiveness of system of classroom teaching (SCT) in chemistry lessons. According to the Systems Science theory, we took a macroscopic view on the SCT, arguing that SCT is a hierarchy of system,…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Focus Groups, Chemistry, Factor Analysis
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Tang, Xiaowei; Shao, Faxian – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2014
Group preparation for teaching contest, or lesson polishing, is a teacher professional development activity unique to China. Through participant observation and discourse analysis of a typical case, this study explores how a science lesson evolved through lesson-polishing process and how such process influenced individual learning and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Faculty Development
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Wang, Zuhao; Chi, Shaohui; Hu, Kaiyan; Chen, Wenting – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2014
Teachers' knowledge and application of model play an important role in students' development of modeling ability and scientific literacy. In this study, we investigated Chinese chemistry teachers' knowledge and application of models. Data were collected through test questionnaire and analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively. The result indicated…
Descriptors: Models, Chemistry, Science Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Larson, Richard C.; Murray, M. Elizabeth – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2008
This paper uses case studies to focus on distance learning in developing countries as an enabler for economic development and poverty reduction. To provide perspective, we first review the history of telecottages, local technology-equipped facilities to foster community-based learning, which have evolved into "telecenters" or…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Poverty, Distance Education, Foreign Countries
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Nanjundiah, Sadanand – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1996
Explores the training of science teachers at the Northwest Normal University in Lanzhou, China, and its affiliated primary and secondary schools. Discusses strengths and problems of the programs. (Author/JRH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Science Teachers