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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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Gullberg, Annica; Andersson, Kristina; Danielsson, Anna; Scantlebury, Kathryn; Hussénius, Anita – Research in Science Education, 2018
We report how 47 pre-service teachers during their preschool placement in Sweden identify events related to gender and emerging science. We analysed their reflections on the situations with Gee's Discourse analysis. Two dominant discourse models were identified: the Discourse Construare, where pre-service teachers assumed that children have…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, National Curriculum, Sex Stereotypes, Science Education
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Podschuweit, Sören; Bernholt, Sascha – Research in Science Education, 2018
Context-based learning has become a widespread approach in science education. While positive motivational effects of such approaches have been well established empirically, clear results regarding cognitive aspects of students' learning are still missing. In this article, we argue that this circumstance might be mainly rooted in the definition of…
Descriptors: Energy, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Intervention
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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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Sung, Ji Young; Oh, Phil Seok – Research in Science Education, 2018
Recent science education reform initiatives suggest that learning in science should be organized on the basis of scientists' actual practices including the development and use of models. In line with this, the current study adapted three types of modeling practices to teach two Korean 6th grade science classes the causes of the Earth's seasons.…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Educational Change, Models, Foreign Countries
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Herbert, Sandra; Hobbs, Linda – Research in Science Education, 2018
Primary pre-service teachers (PSTs) in Australia often have low confidence and negative experiences in relation to science and teaching science. This paper reports on pre-post survey data produced by four institutions involved in a multi-institutional project exploring the use of university-school partnerships for primary science teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
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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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Kang, Jingoo; Keinonen, Tuula – Research in Science Education, 2018
Since students have lost their interest in school science, several student-centered approaches, such as using topics that are relevant for students, inquiry-based learning, and discussion-based learning have been implemented to attract pupils into science. However, the effect of these approaches was usually measured in small-scale research, and…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Science Achievement, Active Learning, Inquiry
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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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Webb-Williams, Jane – Research in Science Education, 2018
Self-efficacy has been shown to influence student engagement, effort and performance as well as course selection and future career choice. Extending our knowledge regarding the development of self-efficacy has important implications for educators and for those concerned about the international uptake of science careers. Previous research has…
Descriptors: Science Education, Self Efficacy, Elementary School Science, Mixed Methods Research
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Palmer, Stuart; Campbell, Malcolm; Johnson, Elizabeth; West, Jan – Research in Science Education, 2018
Recent national reports have highlighted the contribution that the sciences make to the Australian economy. Many developed economies report perceived shortages of STEM qualified workers, and at the same time, many science graduates have difficulty in finding work, especially work in their discipline. Rational education design dictates that science…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Graduates, Bachelors Degrees, Outcomes of Education
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Fridberg, Marie; Thulin, Susanne; Redfors, Andreas – Research in Science Education, 2018
This paper reports on a project aiming to extend the current understanding of how emerging technologies, i.e. tablets, can be used in preschools to support collaborative learning of real-life science phenomena. The potential of tablets to support collaborative inquiry-based science learning and reflective thinking in preschool is investigated…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Cooperative Learning, Science Education, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Ünsal, Zeynep; Jakobson, Britt; Molander, Bengt-Olov; Wickman, Per-Olof – Research in Science Education, 2018
In this study, we examine how bilingual students in elementary school use their languages and what this means for their meaning-making in science. The class was multilingual with students bilingual in different minority languages and the teacher monolingual in Swedish. The analysis is based on a pragmatic approach and the theory of…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Multilingualism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students
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Lehesvuori, Sami; Ramnarain, Umesh; Viiri, Jouni – Research in Science Education, 2018
There is an ongoing reform towards more inquiry-based teaching in school curriculum policy in South Africa. Reform towards more inquiry-based approaches is already integrated in pre-service teacher education programmes. As inquiry-based approaches have been gaining momentum worldwide, there is an increasing concern that dialogic interaction in…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Teaching Methods, Active Learning
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Rocha Fernandes, Geraldo W.; Rodrigues, António M.; Ferreira, Carlos Alberto – Research in Science Education, 2018
This study investigated some of the aspects that characterise the understanding of the Nature of Science (NOS) and "Nature of Technology" (NOT) of 20 children and youths from different countries who perform scientific and technological activities in a non-formal teaching and learning setting. Data were collected using a questionnaire and…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Children, Youth, Technology Education
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