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Kerlin, Steven C.; Carlsen, William S.; Kelly, Gregory J.; Goehring, Elizabeth – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
The conception of Global Learning Communities (GLCs) was researched to discover potential benefits of the use of online technologies that facilitated communication and scientific data sharing outside of the normal classroom setting. 1,419 students in 635 student groups began the instructional unit. Students represented the classrooms of 33…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Global Approach, Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication
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Lazarowitz, Reuven; Bloch, Ilit – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2005
The purpose of this study was to investigate how aware high school biology teachers are of societal issues (values, moral, ethic, and legal issues) while teaching genetics, genetics engineering, molecular genetics, human heredity, and evolution. The study includes a short historical review of World War II atrocities during the Holocaust when…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Social Problems, Biology, Science Instruction
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Hartel, Hermann – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2000
Discusses xyZET, a simulation program that allows 3D-space in numerous experiments in basic mechanics and electricity and was developed to support physics teaching. Tests course material for 11th grade at German high schools under classroom conditions and reports on their stability and effectiveness. (Contains 15 references.) (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Grade 11