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Vedder-Weiss, Dana; Fortus, David – Research in Science Education, 2018
Employing achievement goal theory (AmesĀ "Journal of Educational psychology," 84(3), 261-271, 1992), we explored science teachers' instruction and its relation to students' motivation for science learning and school culture. Based on the TARGETS framework (Patrick et al. "The Elementary School Journal," 102(1), 35-58, 2001) and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Fortus, David; Shwartz, Yael; Rosenfeld, Sherman – Research in Science Education, 2016
Modeling is a core scientific practice. This study probed the meta-modeling knowledge (MMK) of high school students who study science but had not had any explicit prior exposure to modeling as part of their formal schooling. Our goals were to (A) evaluate the degree to which MMK is dependent on content knowledge and (B) assess whether the upper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Education