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Tan, Michael – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
When considering science education within the makerspace (engineering workshop) context, insufficient attention may be paid to the cultural models organising the learning activity in such spaces. Too often, learning is imagined to be orchestrated by instructors, and students are supposed to passively respond to activities and events planned on…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Models, Learning Activities, Scientific Principles
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Cuperman, Dan; Verner, Igor M. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
This article considers student analogical reasoning associated with learning practice in creating bio-inspired robots. The study was in the framework of an outreach course for middle school students. Fifty eighth and ninth graders performed inquiries into behavior and locomotion of snakes and designed robotic models using the BIOLOID robot…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Robotics, Models, Biological Sciences
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Chu, Man-Wai; Leighton, Jacqueline P. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
Digitally simulated laboratory assessments (DSLAs) may be used to measure competencies such as problem solving and scientific inquiry because they provide an environment that allows the process of learning to be captured. These assessments provide many benefits that are superior to traditional hands-on laboratory tasks; as such, it is important to…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Science Laboratories, Formative Evaluation, Feedback (Response)
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Heijnes, Dewi; van Joolingen, Wouter; Leenaars, Frank – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2018
We investigate the way students' reasoning about evolution can be supported by drawing-based modeling. We modified the drawing-based modeling tool SimSketch to allow for modeling evolutionary processes. In three iterations of development and testing, students in lower secondary education worked on creating an evolutionary model. After each…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Evolution, Scientific Concepts, Educational Technology
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Wagh, Aditi; Wilensky, Uri – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2018
Extensive research has shown that one of the benefits of programming to learn about scientific phenomena is that it facilitates learning about mechanisms underlying the phenomenon. However, using programming activities in classrooms is associated with costs such as requiring additional time to learn to program or students needing prior experience…
Descriptors: Evolution, Programming, Computer Uses in Education, Comparative Analysis
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Bush, Drew; Sieber, Renee; Seiler, Gale; Chandler, Mark – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2018
This study with 79 students in Montreal, Quebec, compared the educational use of a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) global climate model (GCM) to climate education technologies developed for classroom use that included simpler interfaces and processes. The goal was to show how differing climate education technologies succeed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Climate, Environmental Education, Ecology
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Sánchez Carracedo, Fermín; Soler, Antonia; Martín, Carme; López, David; Ageno, Alicia; Cabré, Jose; Garcia, Jordi; Aranda, Joan; Gibert, Karina – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2018
Curricula designed in the context of the European Higher Education Area need to be based on both domain-specific and professional competencies. Whereas universities have had extensive experience in developing students' domain-specific competencies, fostering professional competencies poses a new challenge we need to face. This paper presents a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Competence, Higher Education, Models
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Yerdelen-Damar, Sevda; Boz, Yezdan; Aydin-Günbatar, Sevgi – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2017
This study examined the relations of preservice science teachers' attitudes towards technology use, technology ownership, technology competencies, and experiences to their self-efficacy beliefs about technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK). The present study also investigated interrelations among preservice teachers' attitudes towards…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Shaby, Neta; Assaraf, Orit Ben-Zvi; Tal, Tali – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2017
This research explores learning in science museums through the most common activity in a science museum--interaction with exhibits. The goal of this study was to characterize the learning behaviors exhibited by students as they engage with interactive exhibits in order to draw insight regarding the design of the exhibits. In order to do so, we…
Descriptors: Museums, Exhibits, Teaching Methods, Interaction
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Lamb, Richard L. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
Within the last 10 years, new tools for assisting in the teaching and learning of academic skills and content within the context of science have arisen. These new tools include multiple types of computer software and hardware to include (video) games. The purpose of this study was to examine and compare the effect of computer learning games in the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Computation, Models, Science Laboratories
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Chen, Chen; Schneps, Matthew H.; Sonnert, Gerhard – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
Teachers choosing between different models to facilitate students' understanding of an abstract system must decide whether to adopt a model that is simplified and striking or one that is realistic and complex. Only recently have instructional technologies enabled teachers and learners to change presentations swiftly and to provide for learning…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Education, Models
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Blikstein, Paulo; Fuhrmann, Tamar; Salehi, Shima – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
In this paper, we investigate an approach to supporting students' learning in science through a combination of physical experimentation and virtual modeling. We present a study that utilizes a scientific inquiry framework, which we call "bifocal modeling," to link student-designed experiments and computer models in real time. In this…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Education, Models
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Ha, Minsu; Nehm, Ross H. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
Automated computerized scoring systems (ACSSs) are being increasingly used to analyze text in many educational settings. Nevertheless, the impact of misspelled words (MSW) on scoring accuracy remains to be investigated in many domains, particularly jargon-rich disciplines such as the life sciences. Empirical studies confirm that MSW are a…
Descriptors: Spelling, Case Studies, Computer Uses in Education, Test Scoring Machines
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Rates, Christopher A.; Mulvey, Bridget K.; Feldon, David F. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
Components of complex systems apply across multiple subject areas, and teaching these components may help students build unifying conceptual links. Students, however, often have difficulty learning these components, and limited research exists to understand what types of interventions may best help improve understanding. We investigated 32 high…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Systems Approach, High School Students, Simulation
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Jang, Hyewon – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
Gaps between science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and required workplace skills have been identified in industry, academia, and government. Educators acknowledge the need to reform STEM education to better prepare students for their future careers. We pursue this growing interest in the skills needed for STEM…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Work Environment, Interrater Reliability, Engineering Education
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