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Moote, Julie – Research in Science Education, 2019
This study investigates the impact of participation in the CREativity in Science and Technology (CREST) programme on student self-regulated processes and related motivations. The CREST scheme, a student-run science project managed by the British Science Association, is currently being implemented in schools across the UK to increase student…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Active Learning, Inquiry
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Wong, Billy – Research in Science Education, 2016
In the UK, the "leaky pipeline" metaphor has been used to describe the relationship between ethnicity and science participation. Fewer minority ethnic students continue with science in post-compulsory education, and little is known about the ways in which they participate and identify with science, particularly in the secondary school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Group Students, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups
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Mansour, Nasser; Wegerif, Rupert; Skinner, Nigel; Postlethwaite, Keith; Hetherington, Lindsay – Research in Science Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is to explore how an online-structured dialogue environment supported (OSDE) collaborative learning about the nature of science among a group of trainee science teachers in the UK. The software used (InterLoc) is a linear text-based tool, designed to support structured argumentation with openers and "dialogue…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Cooperative Learning, Preservice Teachers
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van Griethuijsen, Ralf A. L. F.; van Eijck, Michiel W.; Haste, Helen; den Brok, Perry J.; Skinner, Nigel C.; Mansour, Nasser; Savran Gencer, Ayse; BouJaoude, Saouma – Research in Science Education, 2015
International studies have shown that interest in science and technology among primary and secondary school students in Western European countries is low and seems to be decreasing. In many countries outside Europe, and especially in developing countries, interest in science and technology remains strong. As part of the large-scale European Union…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Science Interests, Student Interests
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McClune, Billy; Jarman, Ruth – Research in Science Education, 2011
Science programmes which prepare students to read critically and respond thoughtfully to science-based reports in the media could play an important role in promoting informed participation in the public debate about issues relating to science, technology and society. Evidence based guidance about the practice and pattern of use of science-based…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Models, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Reiss, Michael J. – Research in Science Education, 2005
In this paper I describe and discuss the way that a book I had written on a five-year longitudinal study of school science teaching was received by the pupils and teachers it featured. By and large the pupils' reception was positive. However, one group of teachers was deeply hurt by the book. I trace this mainly to my failure to consider…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Research Methodology, Science Instruction, Longitudinal Studies
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Selley, Nicholas J. – Research in Science Education, 2001
Studies students aged 12 to 14 years (n=217) representing a wide ability range. Analyzes the responses of participants to the dissolution of a solid in both cold and warm water. Findings have implications for the teaching of all science theory but especially for conveying the purpose of models and the process of modeling. (Contains 29 references.)…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Misconceptions
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Nott, Mick; Wellington, Jerry – Research in Science Education, 1997
Reports on studies that examine reasons and justifications trainee science teachers give for the ways they conduct practical work. A case for the reevaluation of practical work in science education is made and it is argued that science teacher behavior is best understood anthropologically. Implications for mentoring and school-based training are…
Descriptors: Demonstrations (Science), Educational Anthropology, Foreign Countries, Fraud
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Murphy, Patricia; McCormick, Robert – Research in Science Education, 1997
Explores different curricular emphases in processes and content which reflect different goals and educational research traditions. Problem solving remains neglected in both areas. Draws on situated learning and social constructivist literature to provide insights into problem solving in technology education. Contains 54 references. (Author/PVD)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Adey, Philip – Research in Science Education, 1995
Presented a categorization of types of science education research, their possible contributions to cognitive science, and the potential of results from cognitive science for enriching the science education research accounts. Explored the relationship of an example of cognitive work to cognitive science. (15 references) (Author/JRH)
Descriptors: Classification, Cognitive Development, Control Groups, Experimental Groups