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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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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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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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Delgado, Cesar – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2015
Science education involves learning about phenomena at three levels: concrete (facts and generalizations), conceptual (concepts and theories), and metaconceptual (epistemology) (Snir et al. in "J Sci Educ Technol" 2(2):373-388, 1993). Models are key components in science, can help build conceptual understanding, and may also build…
Descriptors: Models, Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Simulation
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Brady, Corey; Holbert, Nathan; Soylu, Firat; Novak, Michael; Wilensky, Uri – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2015
In this article, we introduce a class of constructionist learning environments that we call "Emergent Systems Sandboxes" ("ESSs"), which have served as a centerpiece of our recent work in developing curriculum to support scalable model-based learning in classroom settings. ESSs are a carefully specified form of virtual…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Models, Educational Technology, Simulated Environment
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Kim, Mi Song – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2015
Situating science concepts in concrete and authentic contexts, using information and communications technologies, including multimodal modeling tools, is important for promoting the development of higher-order thinking skills in learners. However, teachers often struggle to integrate emergent multimodal models into a technology-rich informal…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Science Education, Capacity Building
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Baek, Hamin; Schwarz, Christina V. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2015
In the past decade, reform efforts in science education have increasingly attended to engaging students in scientific practices such as scientific modeling. Engaging students in scientific modeling can help them develop their epistemologies by allowing them to attend to the roles of mechanism and empirical evidence when constructing and revising…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science
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Artun, Huseyin; Costu, Bayram – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
The aim of this study was to explore a group of prospective primary teachers' conceptual understanding of diffusion and osmosis as they implemented a 5E constructivist model and related materials in a science methods course. Fifty prospective primary teachers' ideas were elicited using a pre- and post-test and delayed post-test survey consisting…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Statistical Analysis, Constructivism (Learning), Scores
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Fulmer, Gavin W.; Liang, Ling L. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
This study tested a student survey to detect differences in instruction between teachers in a modeling-based science program and comparison group teachers. The Instructional Activities Survey measured teachers' frequency of modeling, inquiry, and lecture instruction. Factor analysis and Rasch modeling identified three subscales, Modeling and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Factor Analysis, Science Instruction, Effect Size
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Hsu, Ying-Shao; Lin, Li-Fen; Wu, Hsin-Kai; Lee, Dai-Ying; Hwang, Fu-Kwun – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2012
This study compared modeling skills and knowledge structures of four groups as seen in their understanding of air quality. The four groups were: experts (atmospheric scientists), intermediates (upper-level graduate students in a different field), advanced novices (talented 11th and 12th graders), and novices (10th graders). It was found that when…
Descriptors: Models, Scientists, Graduate Students, Thinking Skills
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Wheeldon, Ruth – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2012
Chemistry students' explanations of ionisation energy phenomena often involve a number of non-scientific or inappropriate ideas being used to form causality arguments. Research has attributed this to many science teachers using these ideas themselves (Tan and Taber, in "J Chem Educ" 86(5):623-629, 2009). This research extends this work by…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Chemistry, Scientific Concepts
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Christenson, Nina; Chang Rundgren, Shu-Nu; Hoglund, Hans-Olof – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2012
To achieve the goal of scientific literacy, the skills of argumentation have been emphasized in science education during the past decades. But the extent to which students can apply scientific knowledge to their argumentation is still unclear. The purpose of this study was to analyse 80 Swedish upper secondary students' informal argumentation on…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Nuclear Energy, Scientific Literacy, Climate
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Nilsson, Elisabet M.; Jakobsson, Anders – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2011
The empirical study, in this article, involved 42 students (ages 14-15), who used the urban simulation computer game SimCity 4 to create models of sustainable future cities. The aim was to explore in what ways the simulated "real" worlds provided by this game could be a potential facilitator for science learning contexts. The topic investigated is…
Descriptors: World Problems, Student Attitudes, Focus Groups, Interviews
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Bean, Thomas E.; Sinatra, Gale M.; Schrader, P. G. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2010
The use of computer simulations as educational tools may afford the means to develop understanding of evolution as a natural, emergent, and decentralized process. However, special consideration of developmental constraints on learning may be necessary when using these technologies. Specifically, the essentialist (biological forms possess an…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Models, Evolution, Bias
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Pundak, David; Rozner, Shmaryahu – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2008
There is a growing consensus that traditional instruction in basic science courses, in institutions of higher learning, do not lead to the desired results. Most of the students who complete these courses do not gain deep knowledge about the basic concepts and develop a negative approach to the sciences. In order to deal with this problem, a…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Information Technology, Educational Change, Engineering Education
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