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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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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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Sickel, Aaron J.; Friedrichsen, Patricia – Research in Science Education, 2018
Pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) has become a useful construct to examine science teacher learning. Yet, researchers conceptualize PCK development in different ways. The purpose of this longitudinal study was to use three analytic lenses to understand the development of three beginning biology teachers' PCK for teaching natural selection…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Longitudinal Studies, Beginning Teachers, Biology
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Reinisch, Bianca; Krüger, Dirk – Research in Science Education, 2018
In research on the nature of science, there is a need to investigate the role and status of different scientific knowledge forms. Theories and models are two of the most important knowledge forms within biology and are the focus of this study. During interviews, preservice biology teachers (N = 10) were asked about their understanding of theories…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Biology, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers
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Baran, Mukadder; Sozbilir, Mustafa – Research in Science Education, 2018
This study aims to investigate the applicability of context- and problem-based learning (C-PBL) into teaching thermodynamics and to examine its influence on the students' achievements in chemistry, retention of knowledge, students' attitudes, motivation and interest towards chemistry. The embedded mixed method design was utilized with a group of…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Thermodynamics, Science Instruction, Chemistry
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Kokkonen, Tommi; Mäntylä, Terhi – Research in Science Education, 2018
One well-known learning obstacle is that students rarely use the concepts in the way that scientists use them. Rather, students mix up closely related concepts and are inclined towards matter-based conceptualisations. Furthermore, some researchers have argued that certain difficulties are rooted in the student's limited repertoire of causal…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Electronics, Scientific Concepts, Content Analysis
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Palmer, David; Dixon, Jeanette; Archer, Jennifer – Research in Science Education, 2017
Situational interest is a relatively transient reaction to highly stimulating factors in the immediate environment, whereas individual interest is a relatively long-term preference for a particular subject or activity. It has been proposed that regular experiences of situational interest in a subject may eventually lead to the development of…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Science Interests, Science Activities, Preservice Teachers
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Oyoo, Samuel Ouma – Research in Science Education, 2017
Paul Leslie Gardner pioneered the study of student difficulties with everyday words presented in the science context (Gardner 1971); several similarly designed studies (e.g. Cassels and Johnstone 1985; Tao in "Research in Science Education," 24, 322-330, 1994; Farell and Ventura in "Language and Education," 12(4), 243-254,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Achievement, Outcomes of Education, High School Students
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Alon, Nirit Lavie; Tal, Tali – Research in Science Education, 2017
This study focused on field trips to natural environments where the teacher plays a secondary role alongside a professional guide. We investigated teachers' and field trip guides' views of the teacher's role, the teacher's actual function on the field trip, and the relationship between them. We observed field trips, interviewed teachers and…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Teacher Role, Physical Environment, Observation
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Delen, Ibrahim; Krajcik, Joseph – Research in Science Education, 2017
The use of mobile devices is increasing rapidly as a potential tool for science teaching. In this study, five educators (three middle school teachers and two museum educators) used a mobile application that supported the development of a driving question. Previous studies have noted that teachers make little effort to connect learning experiences…
Descriptors: Museums, Handheld Devices, Teacher Collaboration, Science Instruction
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Rappa, Natasha Anne; Tang, Kok-Sing – Research in Science Education, 2017
Agency is a construct facilitating our examination of when and how young people extend their own learning across contexts. However, little is known about the role played by adolescent learners' sense of agency. This paper reports two cases of students' agentively employing and developing science literacy practices--one in Singapore and the other…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Adolescents, Scientific Literacy, Foreign Countries
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Barak, Miri – Research in Science Education, 2017
Changes in our global world have shifted the skill demands from acquisition of structured knowledge to mastery of skills, often referred to as twenty-first century competencies. Given these changes, a sequential explanatory mixed methods study was undertaken to (a) examine predominant instructional methods and technologies used by teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Science Education, Mixed Methods Research, Teacher Educators
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Mesci, Gunkut; Schwartz, Renee' S. – Research in Science Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to assess preservice teachers' views of Nature of Science (NOS), identify aspects that were challenging for conceptual change, and explore reasons why. This study particularly focused on why and how some concepts of NOS may be more easily altered than others. Fourteen preservice science teachers enrolled in a NOS and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Scientific Attitudes, Beliefs, Attitude Change
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Gogolin, Sarah; Krüger, Dirk – Research in Science Education, 2017
Students' understanding of models in science has been subject to a number of investigations. The instruments the researchers used are suitable for educational research but, due to their complexity, cannot be employed directly by teachers. This article presents forced choice (FC) tasks, which, assembled as a diagnostic instrument, are supposed to…
Descriptors: Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Models, Knowledge Level
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Furman Shaharabani, Yael; Tal, Tali – Research in Science Education, 2017
Science teachers are expected to teach in innovative ways that are different from their long experience as students. Professional development programs are planned to help teachers' development, yet, there is little knowledge of the long-term effects of professional development programs (PDPs), and especially on actual practice. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Faculty Development, Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness
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