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Park, Hyeran; Nielsen, Wendy; Woodruff, Earl – Science & Education, 2014
This study examined and compared students' understanding of nature of science (NOS) with 521 Grade 8 Canadian and Korean students using a mixed methods approach. The concepts of NOS were measured using a survey that had both quantitative and qualitative elements. Descriptive statistics and one-way multivariate analysis of variances examined the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Scientific Principles, Middle School Students
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Hoffman, Michelle – Science & Education, 2013
This paper considers the adoption of general science courses in two Canadian provinces, Ontario and Quebec, during the 1930s. In Ontario, a few science teachers had followed the early general science movements in the United States and Britain with interest. During the 1930s, several developments made the cross-disciplinary, applied thrust of…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Private Schools
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Anderson, Katharine; Frappier, Melanie; Neswald, Elizabeth; Trim, Henry – Science & Education, 2013
Science educators, historians of science and their students often share a curiosity about historical instruments as a tangible link between past and present practices in the sciences. We less often integrate instruments into our research and pedagogy, considering artefact study as the domain of museum specialists. We argue here that scholars and…
Descriptors: Technology, Museums, Foreign Countries, Geophysics
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Pedretti, Erminia G.; Bencze, Larry; Hewitt, Jim; Romkey, Lisa; Jivraj, Ashifa – Science & Education, 2008
Although science, technology, society and environment (STSE) education has gained considerable force in the past few years, it has made fewer strides in practice. We suggest that "science" teacher identity plays a role in the adoption of STSE perspectives. Simply put, issues-based STSE education challenges traditional images of a science…
Descriptors: Ideology, Science Teachers, Foreign Countries, Science and Society