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Wan, Dongsheng; Zhang, Hongshia; Wei, Bing – Science & Education, 2018
This study examines Chinese pre-service teachers' (N = 30) views on the nature of science (NOS) and how Chinese culture influences their views. Participants were from two teachers' universities in eastern China. As an exploratory and interpretive study, a scenario-based interview approach was adopted. The results indicated that the participants…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Scientific Principles
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Ma, Yongjun; Wan, Yanlan – Science & Education, 2017
Based on previous international studies, a content analysis scheme has been designed and used from the perspective of culture to study the history of science (HOS) in science textbooks. Nineteen sets of Chinese science textbooks have been analyzed. It has been found that there are noticeable changes in the quantity, content, layout, presentation,…
Descriptors: Science History, Science Instruction, Content Analysis, Textbooks
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Wang, Xiao-qin; Qi, Chun-yan; Wang, Ke – Science & Education, 2017
There is not a clear consensus on the categorization framework of the educational values of the history of mathematics. By analyzing 20 Chinese teaching cases on integrating the history of mathematics into mathematics teaching based on the relevant literature, this study examined a new categorization framework of the educational values of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, History Instruction, High Schools
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Bryce, T. G.; Blown, E. J. – Science & Education, 2016
This article notes the convergence of recent thinking in neuroscience and grounded cognition regarding the way we understand mental representation and recollection: ideas are dynamic and multi-modal, actively created at the point of recall. Also, neurophysiologically, re-entrant signalling among cortical circuits allows non-conscious processing to…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Concept Formation, Knowledge Representation, Cognitive Processes
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Guo, Yuanlin – Science & Education, 2014
In China, the philosophy of science and technology (PST) is derived from "Dialectics of Nature" (DN), which is based on Engels' unfinished book "Dialektik der Natur." DN as a political ideology provides political guidance for scientists and engineers. Therefore, since 1981, "Introduction to Dialectics of Nature" (IDN)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Scientific Principles, Sociology
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Deng, Feng; Chai, Ching Sing; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Lin, Tzung-Jin – Science & Education, 2014
Research on students' views on nature of science (VNOS) in Asian countries such as China is notably lacking. This study aimed to develop and validate an instrument to measure South China high school students' VNOS. Based on the previously acquired qualitative data, the instrument included seven VNOS dimensions which reflect the crucial aspects of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Test Construction
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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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Wan, Zhi Hong; Wong, Siu Ling; Zhan, Ying – Science & Education, 2013
Nature of science (NOS) is beginning to find its place in the science education in China. In a study which investigated Chinese science teacher educators' conceptions of teaching NOS to prospective science teachers through semi-structured interviews, five key dimensions emerged from the data. This paper focuses on the dimension, "NOS content…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Science Instruction
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Wan, Zhi Hong; Wong, Siu Ling; Zhan, Ying – Science & Education, 2013
Drawing from the phenomenographic perspective, this study investigated Chinese science teacher educators' conceptions of teaching nature of science (NOS) to preservice science teachers through two semi-structured interviews. The subjects were twenty-four science teacher educators in the developed regions in China. Five key dimensions emerged from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Phenomenology, Science Teachers, Teacher Educators
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Wang, Youjun – Science & Education, 2009
In modern mathematical teaching, it has become increasingly emphasized that mathematical knowledge should be taught by problem-solving, hands-on activities, and interactive learning experiences. Comparing the ideas of modern mathematical education with the development of ancient Chinese mathematics, we find that the history of mathematics in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Educational History