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Reilly, David; Neumann, David L.; Andrews, Glenda – Research in Science Education, 2019
The underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-related fields remains a concern for educators and the scientific community. Gender differences in mathematics and science achievement play a role, in conjunction with attitudes and self-efficacy beliefs. We report results from the 2011 Trends in…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Mathematics Achievement
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Kumarassamy, Jayanthy; Koh, Caroline – Research in Science Education, 2019
Much has been written and debated on the importance of including moral, character or values education in school curricula. In line with this, teachers' views with regard to values education have often been sought. However, a search into the literature on values in science education has revealed little on this domain. In an attempt to close this…
Descriptors: Values Education, Citizenship Education, Science Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Lee, Tammy D.; Gail Jones, M.; Chesnutt, Katherine – Research in Science Education, 2019
Complex systems affect every part of our lives from the ecosystems that we inhabit and share with other living organisms to the systems that supply our water (i.e., water cycle). Evaluating events, entities, problems, and systems from multiple perspectives is known as a "systems thinking" approach. New curriculum standards have made…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Water, Ecology, Elementary School Teachers
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Martin, Anita; Park, Soonhye; Hand, Brian – Research in Science Education, 2019
This qualitative case study examined the process of change in an experienced elementary teacher's belief structure during implementation of an inquiry-based science program. Difficulties generally associated with ascertaining beliefs were minimized by using Leatham's ("Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education," "9," 91-102…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Elementary School Teachers, Inquiry
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Liampa, Vasiliki; Malandrakis, George N.; Papadopoulou, Penelope; Pnevmatikos, Dimitrios – Research in Science Education, 2019
This study focused on the development and validation of a three-tier multiple-choice diagnostic instrument about the ecological footprint. Each question in the three-tier test comprised by; (a) the content tier, assessing content knowledge; (b) the reason tier, assessing explanatory knowledge; and (c) the confidence tier that differentiates lack…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Multiple Choice Tests, Ecology
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Salloum, Sara; BouJaoude, Saouma – Research in Science Education, 2019
The purpose of this research is to better understand the uses and potential of triadic dialogue (initiation-response-feedback) as a dominant discourse pattern in test-driven environments. We used a Bakhtinian dialogic perspective to analyze interactions among high-stakes tests and triadic dialogue. Specifically, the study investigated (a) the…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Cognitive Processes, Science Teachers, Grade 8
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Brendel, Michelle; Siry, Christina; Haus, Jana Maria; Breedijk-Goedert, Fabienne – Research in Science Education, 2019
This paper offers analyses from a project examining the construction of narrative assessments within elementary science investigations. We examined how positioning children to express understandings through narrative assessments created spaces for revealing children's perspectives on classroom experiences with their teachers and each other. Four…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Science Instruction, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students
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Villanueva, Mary Grace; Hand, Brian; Shelley, Mack; Therrien, William – Research in Science Education, 2019
Various inquiry approaches have been promoted in science classrooms as a way for students to engage in, and have a deeper understanding of scientific discourse. However, there is a paucity of empirical evidence to suggest how children's actions and engagement in these approaches, or "practical epistemologies" (Sandoval, Science Education…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Science Instruction, Surveys, Learner Engagement
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Forbes, Anne; Skamp, Keith – Research in Science Education, 2019
"MyScience" is a primary science education initiative in which being in a community of practice (CoP) is integral to the learning process. Stakeholder groups--primary teachers, primary students and scientist mentors--interact around the CoP "domain" of investigating scientifically and learn from each other "through…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Student Attitudes
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Raviv, Ayala; Cohen, Sarit; Aflalo, Ester – Research in Science Education, 2019
Despite the inherent potential of cooperative learning, there has been very little research into its effectiveness in middle school laboratory classes. This study focuses on an empirical comparison between cooperative learning and individual learning in the school science laboratory, evaluating the quality of learning and the students' attitudes.…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Cooperative Learning, Science Achievement, Middle School Students
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Leden, Lotta; Hansson, Lena – Research in Science Education, 2019
The inclusion of "nature of science" (NOS) in science education has for a long time been regarded as crucial. There is, however, a lack of research on appropriate NOS aspects for different educational levels. An even more neglected area of research is that focusing on teachers' perspectives on NOS teaching at different levels. The aim of…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Science Instruction, Science Education, Elementary School Science
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Opitz, S. T.; Neumann, K.; Bernholt, S.; Harms, U. – Research in Science Education, 2019
Energy is considered both as a disciplinary core idea and as a concept cutting across science disciplines. Most previous approaches studied progressing energy understanding in specific disciplinary contexts, while disregarding the relation of understanding across them. Hence, this study provides a systematic analysis of cross-disciplinary energy…
Descriptors: Energy, Scientific Concepts, Biology, Chemistry
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Raven, Sara; Whitman, Gretchen M. – Research in Science Education, 2019
Science learning is inextricably tied to two aspects of students' lives: literacy and culture. While English Learners (ELs) who speak a non-English native language are typically the focus in this line of scholarly inquiry, deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) students occupy a distinct space in this conversation. For DHH learners, literacy levels can be…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Hearing Impairments, Deafness
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Williams, R. T.; Pringle, Rose M.; Kilgore, K. L. – Research in Science Education, 2019
The increase in global migration and the prioritization of English as an international language have resulted in science learning environments that include students whose primary language differs from the language of instruction. This worldwide phenomenon is not limited to geographical regions but occurs where diverse populations representing…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English Language Learners, Science Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Román, Diego; del Rosal, Karla; Basaraba, Deni – Research in Science Education, 2019
Informal formative assessments (IFAs) are classroom interactions teachers use to gather information about their students' learning, interpret it, and act on this information to achieve academic goals. One of the responses science teachers can enact as the result of IFA is constructing explanations to clarify science concepts to their students.…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Formative Evaluation, Learning Processes
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