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Liu, Shiyu; Roehrig, Gillian – Research in Science Education, 2019
This case study investigated the nature of in-service science teachers' argumentation and personal epistemology about global climate change during a 3-year professional development program on climate change education. Qualitative analysis of data from interviews and written assessments revealed that while these teachers grounded their arguments on…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Epistemology, Climate
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Fitzgerald, Michael; Danaia, Lena; McKinnon, David H. – Research in Science Education, 2019
In recent years, calls for the adoption of inquiry-based pedagogies in the science classroom have formed a part of the recommendations for large-scale high school science reforms. However, these pedagogies have been problematic to implement at scale. This research explores the perceptions of 34 positively inclined early-adopter teachers in…
Descriptors: Barriers, Inquiry, Active Learning, Science Instruction
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Meskill, Carla; Oliveira, Alandeom W. – Research in Science Education, 2019
Learners of English as a new language and the teachers who find these young people in their classrooms face many challenges. For secondary science educators, this is often rooted in a general lack of professional development models for the design and implementation of science/language integrated instruction. To address this issue, the present…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English Language Learners
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Joglar, C.; Rojas, S. P. – Research in Science Education, 2019
Studies have investigated various aspects of the use of questions in science lessons, but there is still a lack of research that demonstrates how, during peer reflection, teachers learn through identifying and overcoming obstacles to their own questioning in their professional development process. The present study is aimed at analyzing the types…
Descriptors: Barriers, Teacher Workshops, Chemistry, Physics
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Dam, M.; Janssen, F. J. J. M.; van Driel, J. H. – Research in Science Education, 2018
The implementation of educational reforms requires behavioral changes from the teachers involved. Theories on successful behavioral change prescribe the following conditions: teachers need to possess the necessary knowledge and skills, form strong positive intentions to perform the new behavior, and have a supporting environment for change.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Intention, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Motivation
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Kallery, Maria – Research in Science Education, 2018
In this paper, we present a professional development/upgrading programme in science for early-years teachers and investigate its impact on the teachers' competencies in relation to their knowledge and teaching of science. The basic idea of the programme was to motivate the teachers by making them members of an action research group aimed at…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Faculty Development, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teacher Competencies
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Chan, Kennedy Kam Ho; Yung, Benny Hin Wai – Research in Science Education, 2018
Teaching experience has been identified as an important factor in pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) development. However, little is known about "how" experienced teachers may draw on their previous experience to facilitate their PCK development. This study examined how two experienced high school biology teachers approached the…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teaching Experience, Experienced Teachers, Biology
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Piliouras, Panagiotis; Plakitsi, Katerina; Seroglou, Fanny; Papantoniou, Georgia – Research in Science Education, 2018
The nature of science (NOS) has become a central goal of science education in many countries. This study refers to a "developmental work research" program, in which four fifth-grade elementary in-service teachers participated. It aimed to improve their understandings of NOS and their abilities to teach it effectively to their students.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Scientific Principles, Faculty Development, Grade 5
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Kahveci, Ajda; Kahveci, Murat; Mansour, Nasser; Alarfaj, Maher Mohammed – Research in Science Education, 2018
Teachers play a key role in moving reform-based science education practices into the classroom. Based on research that emphasizes the importance of teachers' affective states, this study aimed to explore the constructs pedagogical discontentment, science teaching self-efficacy, intentions to reform, and their correlations. Also, it aimed to…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Science Teachers, Teacher Role, Educational Change
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Mangiante, Elaine Silva – Research in Science Education, 2018
The intent of national efforts to frame science education standards is to promote students' development of scientific practices and conceptual understanding for their future role as scientifically literate citizens (NRC 2012). A guiding principle of science education reform is that all students receive equitable opportunities to engage in rigorous…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Urban Schools, Science Education
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Brauer, Heike; Wilde, Matthias – Research in Science Education, 2018
Learning beliefs influence learning and teaching. For this reason, teachers and teacher educators need to be aware of them. To support students' knowledge construction, teachers must develop appropriate learning and teaching beliefs. Teachers appear to have difficulties when analysing students' learning. This seems to be due to the inability to…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Faculty Development
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Criswell, Brett A.; Rushton, Gregory T.; McDonald, Scott P.; Gul, Tugce – Research in Science Education, 2018
This paper describes a professional development model for developing science teacher leaders that has evolved and been refined through working with 16 high school chemistry and physics teachers in high-needs schools over the past 3 years. The theoretical framework draws upon Goodwin's notion of professional vision and Dempsey's four metaphors to…
Descriptors: Models, Science Teachers, Faculty Development, Secondary School Teachers
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Hamza, Karim; Piqueras, Jesús; Wickman, Per-Olof; Angelin, Marcus – Research in Science Education, 2018
We present analyses of teacher professional growth during collaboration between science teachers and science education researchers, with special focus on how the differential assumption of responsibility between teachers and researchers affected the growth processes. The collaboration centered on a new conceptual framework introduced by the…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Faculty Development, Science Education, Educational Researchers
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Lotter, Christine R.; Miller, Cory – Research in Science Education, 2017
In this paper, we explore middle school science teachers' learning of inquiry-based instructional strategies through reflection on practice teaching sessions during a summer enrichment program with middle level students. The reflection sessions were part of a larger year-long inquiry professional development program in which teachers learned…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Science Teachers, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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Chen, Ying-Chih; Hand, Brian; Norton-Meier, Lori – Research in Science Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the various roles that early elementary teachers adopt when questioning, to scaffold dialogic interaction and students' cognitive responses for argumentative practices over time. Teacher questioning is a pivotal contributing factor that shapes the role teachers play in promoting dialogic interaction in…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Role, Questioning Techniques, Elementary School Science
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