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Rozenszajn, Ronit; Yarden, Anat – Research in Science Education, 2014
Experienced teachers possess a unique teaching knowledge comprised of an inter-related set of knowledge and beliefs that gives direction and justification to a teacher's actions. This study examined the expansion of two components of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) of three in-service teachers in the course of a professional development…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Faculty Development, Teacher Competencies, Biology
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Yarden, Hagit; Yarden, Anat – Research in Science Education, 2010
The importance of biotechnology education at the high-school level has been recognized in a number of international curriculum frameworks around the world. One of the most problematic issues in learning biotechnology has been found to be the biotechnological methods involved. Here, we examine the unique contribution of an animation of the…
Descriptors: Animation, Prior Learning, Biotechnology, Grade 12
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Falk, Hedda; Yarden, Anat – Research in Science Education, 2009
Adapted primary literature (APL) is a novel text genre that retains the authentic characteristics of primary literature. Learning through APL represents an educational intervention with an authentic scientific context. In this case study, we analyzed the 80-min discourse developed during the enactment of an article from an APL-based curriculum in…
Descriptors: Primary Sources, Case Studies, Biotechnology, Epistemology
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Norris, Stephen P.; Falk, Hedda; Federico-Agraso, Marta; Jimenez-Aleixandre, Maria Pilar; Phillips, Linda M.; Yarden, Anat – Research in Science Education, 2009
We shall structure this rejoinder around two main sections. In the first, we address three underlying assumptions of our work that Osborne has identified. We indicate points of agreement, disagreement, and clarification. In the second section, we discuss briefly and add our clarifications to three understandings of his that Osborne introduces into…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Inquiry, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing
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Yarden, Anat; Falk, Hedda; Federico-Agraso, Marta; Jimenez-Aleixandre, Maria Pilar; Norris, Stephen P.; Phillips, Linda M. – Research in Science Education, 2009
In her commentary Danielle J. Ford mainly focused on three issues that highlight the promises and challenges for the use of Adapted Primary Literature (APL) in science curricula: the possible contribution of APL to authentic experiences in secondary schools, implementation issues of APL including the support required for the teachers, and the…
Descriptors: Primary Sources, Inquiry, Science Education, Science Curriculum
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Gelbart, Hadas; Brill, Gilat; Yarden, Anat – Research in Science Education, 2009
Providing learners with opportunities to engage in activities similar to those carried out by scientists was addressed in a web-based research simulation in genetics developed for high school biology students. The research simulation enables learners to apply their genetics knowledge while giving them an opportunity to participate in an authentic…
Descriptors: Genetics, Biology, Internet, Scientists
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Cohen, Rachel; Yarden, Anat – Research in Science Education, 2009
In the new science and technology junior-high-school curriculum in Israel, it is recommended that the cell topic be taught "longitudinally in conjunction with other study contents". This recommendation confers a change in teaching the cell topic and provides an opportunity to form meaningful relationships between biological phenomena at…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Focus Groups, Biology, Foreign Countries