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Summers, Ryan; Abd-El-Khalick, Fouad – Science & Education, 2019
Researchers have raised concerns about teachers' ability to embed nature of science (NOS) in their science instruction, a complicated situation that is certainly impacted by the availability of adequate resources to assist K-12 science teachers. In light of the implementation of the ideas from the "Framework for K-12 Science Education"…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education
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Antink-Meyer, Allison; Brown, Ryan A. – Science & Education, 2019
The inclusion of engineering standards in US science education standards is potentially important because of how limited engineering education for K-12 learners is, despite the ubiquity of engineering in students' lives. However, the majority of learners experience science education throughout their compulsory schooling. If improved engineering…
Descriptors: Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Engineering Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cofré, Hernán; Núñez, Paola; Santibáñez, David; Pavez, José M.; Valencia, Martina; Vergara, Claudia – Science & Education, 2019
There is widespread agreement that an adequate understanding of the nature of science (NOS) is a critical component of scientific literacy and a major goal in science education. However, we still do not know many specific details regarding how students and teachers learn particular aspects of NOS and what are the most important feature traits of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Scientific Literacy, Science Teachers
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Lindholm, Markus – Science & Education, 2018
Curiosity is a wonder of the human mind. It goes to the heart of modernity, as a driving force for learning, novel insights, and innovation, both for individuals and communities. In societies dependent on science and development, finding out what promotes or hampers curiosity and wonder in school curricula and science education is accordingly…
Descriptors: Science Education, Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Preschool Children
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Alameh, Sahar; Abd-El-Khalick, Fouad – Science & Education, 2018
Stemming from the realization of the importance of the role of explanation in the science classroom, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS Lead States 2013) call for appropriately supporting students to learn science, argue from evidence, and provide explanations. Despite the ongoing emphasis on explanations in the science classroom, there…
Descriptors: Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation, Teaching Methods
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Gouvea, Julia; Passmore, Cynthia – Science & Education, 2017
The inclusion of the practice of "developing and using models" in the "Framework for K-12 Science Education" and in the "Next Generation Science Standards" provides an opportunity for educators to examine the role this practice plays in science and how it can be leveraged in a science classroom. Drawing on conceptions…
Descriptors: Models, Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Standards
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Leden, Lotta; Hansson, Lena; Redfors, Andreas – Science & Education, 2017
Traditional school science has been described as focused on indisputable facts where scientific processes and factors affecting these processes become obscured or left undiscussed. In this article, we report on teachers' perspectives on the teaching of sociocultural and subjective aspects of the nature of science (NOS) as a way to accomplish a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Falomo Bernarduzzi, Lidia; Albanesi, Gabriele; Bevilacqua, Fabio – Science & Education, 2014
To improve on the classic school trip to the museum and the traditional distinctions between formal and informal learning, every year we run a project where the schools (first the teachers and then the pupils) are actively involved right from the very first stages of planning. The various projects realised so far involve schools with children of…
Descriptors: Museums, Science Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Sources
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Kampourakis, Kostas – Science & Education, 2013
Adaptation is one of the central concepts in evolutionary theory, which nonetheless has been given different definitions. Some scholars support a historical definition of adaptation, considering it as a trait that is the outcome of natural selection, whereas others support an ahistorical definition, considering it as a trait that contributes to…
Descriptors: Evolution, Definitions, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation
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Blown, E. J.; Bryce, T. G. K. – Science & Education, 2013
This article examines the main strands of thinking about gravity through the ages and the continuity of thought-experiments, from the early Greeks, through medieval times, to Galileo, Newton and Einstein. The key ideas are used to contextualise an empirical study of 247 children's ideas about falling objects carried out in China and New Zealand,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, World Views, Teaching Methods, Motion
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Guerra, Andreia; Braga, Marco; Reis, Jose Claudio – Science & Education, 2013
Various studies have promoted instruction in the history and philosophy of science (HPS) in science classes, but the best way of putting this perspective into practice remains undetermined. To contribute to this issue, we developed a pedagogical project in some high schools in Brazil that aimed to present science content using an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Science History, Science and Society
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Galamba, Arthur – Science & Education, 2013
This paper scrutinizes the contribution of Romulo de Carvalho to the development of the Portuguese science curriculum, arguing that it was critically informed by his lifetime inclination to the humanities. It focuses on a particular historical event: the 1948 chemistry programme for the secondary school "Liceus". The paper briefly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Educational Policy, Science History
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Santilli, Haydee; Cornejo, Jorge Norberto – Science & Education, 2013
In this paper we analyze the influence of positivism in Argentina astronomical culture in the nineteenth century. We did the analysis from two dimensions, scientific knowledge development and science teaching. Because Argentina was a very young country at that time, it was of singular importance, not only the development of scientific knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Astronomy, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Education
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Brenni, Paolo – Science & Education, 2012
At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the core of a typical teaching collection was composed by apparatus, which were very similar to the ones proposed in the eighteenth century by 's Gravesande, Nollet, Desaguliers and others lecturer demonstrators and makers. Since 1820 circa, new didactic instruments were introduced. Most of them…
Descriptors: Instrumentation, Educational Equipment, Educational History, Intellectual History
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Turner, Steven C. – Science & Education, 2012
Between 1880 and 1920 the way science was taught in American High Schools changed dramatically. The old "lecture/demonstration" method, where information was presented to essentially passive students, was replaced by the "laboratory" method, where students performed their own experiments in specially constructed student laboratories. National…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Laboratory Manuals, Science Instruction, Science Education
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