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de Andrade, Vanessa; Freire, Sofia; Baptista, Mónica – Research in Science Education, 2019
This article describes a system of analysis aimed at characterizing students' scientific explanations. Science education literature and reform documents have been highlighting the importance of scientific explanations for students' conceptual understanding and for their understanding of the nature of scientific knowledge. Nevertheless, and despite…
Descriptors: Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Knowledge Level, Student Attitudes
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Owens, David C.; Pear, Rachel S. A.; Alexander, Hanan A.; Reiss, Michael J.; Tal, Tali – Research in Science Education, 2018
There is a long history of some students finding that the science instruction they receive in schools fails to address their deeply held concerns about the theory of evolution. Such concerns are principally religious, though there are also students with deeply held religious views who are perfectly comfortable with the theory of evolution. New…
Descriptors: Evolution, Religion, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Michie, Michael; Hogue, Michelle; Rioux, Joël – Research in Science Education, 2018
The issue of Indigenous engagement, participation and success in the sciences is a concern both in Australia and in Canada. The authors of this paper have taught Indigenous students in tertiary enabling programs, undergraduate science and science education. Their experiences bridging Indigenous and Western cultures in science and science education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Indigenous Populations, Teaching Methods
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Forbes, Anne; Skamp, Keith – Research in Science Education, 2014
"MyScience" is a primary science education initiative in which being in a community of practice is integral to the learning process. This paper describes the ongoing journey to date of eight primary teachers from three primary schools who actively participated in "MyScience" over an extended period. Their views of interactions…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Geelan, David – Research in Science Education, 2013
Video recordings of Year 11 physics lessons were analyzed to identify key features of teacher explanations. Important features of the explanations used included teachers' ability to move between qualitative and quantitative modes of discussion, attention to what students require to succeed in high stakes examinations, thoughtful use of…
Descriptors: Physics, Video Technology, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
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Robottom, Ian – Research in Science Education, 2012
In the past decade, we have seen the well-established discourse of environmental education (EE) supplanted by that of education for sustainability (EfS). In some ways this change in terminology has been no more than a slogan change, with the actual educational practices associated with EfS little changed from those qualified by EE (Campbell and…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Environmental Education, Science and Society, Educational Practices
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Simonneaux, Jean; Simonneaux, Laurence – Research in Science Education, 2012
Education for Sustainability has become an institutional requirement in many countries. It takes many forms that can integrate the teaching of environmental Socioscientific Issues (SSIs). In this context, we present the French notion of Socially Acute Questions (SAQs). We develop a theoretical frame to analyse educational configurations applied to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Strategies, Comparative Analysis, Science Education
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Mitchell, Ian – Research in Science Education, 2010
This paper distils 24 years of classroom research into promoting quality learning in science classrooms to develop an overall framework for better understanding and describing both the learning and the teaching approaches that stimulate and support it. For me, quality learning is characterised by adjectives such as informed, purposeful,…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Classroom Communication, Classroom Research, Ownership
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Klein, Perry D.; Kirkpatrick, Lori C. – Research in Science Education, 2010
Since the 1990s, researchers have increasingly drawn attention to the multiplicity of representations used in science. This issue of "RISE" advances this line of research by placing such representations at the centre of science teaching and learning. The authors show that representations do not simply transmit scientific information; they are…
Descriptors: Researchers, Natural Language Processing, Science Education, Multimedia Instruction
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Norris, Stephen P.; Macnab, John S.; Wonham, Marjorie; de Vries, Gerda – Research in Science Education, 2009
This paper promotes the use of adapted primary literature as a curriculum and instruction innovation for use in high school. Adapted primary literature is useful for promoting an understanding of scientific and mathematical reasoning and argument and for introducing modern science into the schools. We describe a prototype adapted from a published…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Models, Sciences, Biology
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Logan, Marianne; Skamp, Keith – Research in Science Education, 2008
Most studies indicate primary students' attitudes towards and interest in science decline as they progress into the secondary years. Longitudinal qualitative research exploring this phenomenon is rare as is research which focuses on the students' voice as they cross the interface. In this study multiple qualitative data sources, supported by a…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Student Attitudes, Science Interests, Student Interests
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Tytler, Russell – Research in Science Education, 2007
"School Innovation in Science" represents a model, developed through working with more than 200 Victorian schools, to improve science teaching and learning. SIS works at the level of the science team and the teacher, providing resources to challenge and support the change process. Its emphasis is on strategic planning supported by a…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Strategic Planning, Innovation, Audits (Verification)
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Larkin, Shirley – Research in Science Education, 2006
This paper tracks the individual development of metacognition in two five year old children over an academic year as they engage in a cognitive acceleration through science education programme CASE@KS1. Using qualitative analysis and case study methods it demonstrates how collaborative group work with small children impacts on the development of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Cooperation, Science Education, Case Studies
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Schraw, Gregory; Crippen, Kent J.; Hartley, Kendall – Research in Science Education, 2006
The purpose of this article is to review recent research on self-regulated learning and discuss the implications of this research for science education. We draw on examples of self-regulated learning from the science education literature to summarise and illustrate effective instructional methods and the development of metacognitive understanding…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, World Views, Self Efficacy
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Hubber, Peter – Research in Science Education, 2006
This article reports on the third year of a three-year longitudinal investigation into six secondary students' understanding of optics at a secondary school level. In the third year of this investigation the students, who by now were in Year 12, underwent a teaching sequence that centred on the teaching and learning of physical optics and quantum…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Grade 12, Thinking Skills, Models
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