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Schmiemann, Philipp; Nehm, Ross H.; Tornabene, Robyn E. – Science & Education, 2017
Understanding how situational features of assessment tasks impact reasoning is important for many educational pursuits, notably the selection of curricular examples to illustrate phenomena, the design of formative and summative assessment items, and determination of whether instruction has fostered the development of abstract schemas divorced from…
Descriptors: Genetics, Scores, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
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Michel, Hanno; Neumann, Irene – Science & Education, 2016
Besides viewing knowledge about the nature of science (NOS) as important for its own value with respect to scientific literacy, an adequate understanding of NOS is expected to improve science content learning by fostering the ability to interrelate scientific concepts and, thus, coherently acquire scientific content knowledge. However, there is a…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Grade 6, Grade 7, Energy
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Rheinberger, Hans-Jörg – Science & Education, 2015
Carl Erich Correns (1864-1933) is remembered in the annals of science as one of the three botanists who re-discovered Mendel's laws. He can also, however, be regarded as one of the founding figures of classical genetics in Germany. Between 1894 and 1899 he carried out the crossing experiments with corn and peas that led to the re-statement of…
Descriptors: Genetics, Scientific Principles, Scientific Research, Scientific Concepts
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Henke, Andreas; Höttecke, Dietmar – Science & Education, 2015
The inclusion of the history and philosophy of science (HPS) in science teaching is widely accepted, but the actual state of implementation in schools is still poor. This article investigates possible reasons for this discrepancy. The demands science teachers associate with HPS-based teaching play an important role, since these determine teachers'…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Teachers, Science History, Philosophy
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Onghena, Sofie – Science & Education, 2013
A case study of secondary experimental science instruction in Belgium demonstrates the importance of cross-national communication in the study of science education. Belgian secondary science education in the years 1880-1914 had a clear internationalist dimension. French and German influences turn out to have been essential, stimulated by the fact…
Descriptors: Science Education, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
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Schumacher, Andrea; Reiners, Christiane S. – Science & Education, 2013
Authenticity has recently become a popular term in science education. A study focusing on authenticity in the sense of making chemistry lessons better resemble chemistry practice is carried out at the University of Cologne in the Institute of Chemical Education, where prospective chemistry teachers are trained. In the long run an innovative module…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education, Active Learning
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Jung, Walter – Science & Education, 2012
This is a vast and vague topic. In order to do justice to it one has to write a book or maybe more than one. For it can be understood in quite different ways and on different levels. For example you may think mainly of the historical aspect, that is how philosophy of science developed in the last hundred or so years and how its influence on…
Descriptors: Scientific Methodology, Physics, Foreign Countries, Science Teachers
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Schirrmacher, Arne – Science & Education, 2012
While science education and popularization by means of print media developed in quite similar forms in many nations, the advent of radio resulted in initiatives to bring science on the air that were rather heterogeneous from country to country. The German case stands out with respect to quantity, variety and ambition, and also for its special…
Descriptors: Science Programs, Printed Materials, Foreign Countries, German
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Hottecke, Dietmar; Henke, Andreas; Riess, Falk – Science & Education, 2012
This paper presents a rationale for utilizing HPS to teach physics and the NoS developed in the course of a project funded by the European Union. A core feature of this approach is formed by the development of historical case studies for the use in lessons. Furthermore, the learners' perspectives are explicitly taken into account. Teaching methods…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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Siemsen, Hayo – Science & Education, 2011
Where does Finnish science education come from? Where will it go? The following outside view reflects on relations, which Finns consider "normal" (and thus unrecognizable in introspection) in science education. But what is "normal" in Finnish culture cannot be considered "normal" for science education in other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Epistemology, Science Education, Comparative Analysis
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Siemsen, Hayo; Siemsen, Karl Hayo – Science & Education, 2009
Although it is generally assumed that the thoughts of Ernst Mach and the scientific fields he influenced (in this case psychophysics and "Gestalt" psychology) emigrated from Europe during Second World War they apparently survived in Finland, influencing the Finnish education system. The following article evaluates this relationship and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Individual Development, Personality
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Weinstein, Matthew – Science & Education, 2008
With an eye towards a potential scientific ethics curriculum, this paper examines four contrasting discourses regarding the ethics of using human subjects in science. The first two represent official statements regarding ethics. These include the U.S.'s National Science Education Standards, that identify ethics with a professional code, and the…
Descriptors: War, Ethics, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Hochadel, Oliver – Science & Education, 2007
While it is a commonplace in the historiography of electricity that itinerant lecturers and instrument makers were "somehow" part of the "electrical flare" of the 18th century, very little is actually known about them, about their background, their careers and their self-understanding. Yet, research focusing on these…
Descriptors: Physics, Science History, Energy, Equipment
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Clericuzio, Antonio – Science & Education, 2006
In the seventeenth century the status of chemistry changed remarkably. Chemistry was no longer regarded as a manual practice subordinated to medicine but as an independent discipline that was taught both privately and in universities. In Germany, it became part of the medical teaching in several universities, while in the rest of Europe the…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Chemistry, Medicine, Foreign Countries