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Gandolfi, Haira Emanuela – Science & Education, 2018
This article presents the results of an exploratory study of students' knowledge about scientists and countries' contributions to science, aiming at answering two research questions: "In which ways are students aware of the history of scientific development carried out by different people in different places of the world? What can be…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science, Science History, Science Instruction
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Alpaslan, Muhammet Mustafa; Yalvac, Bugrahan; Loving, Cathleen – Science & Education, 2017
This case study explores students' physics-related personal epistemologies in school science practices. The school science practices of nine eleventh grade students in a physics class were audio-taped over 6¬†weeks. The students were also interviewed to find out their ideas on the nature of scientific knowledge after each activity. Analysis of…
Descriptors: High School Students, Science Instruction, Physics, Epistemology
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Grinell, Smith; Rabin, Colette – Science & Education, 2017
The goal of this project was to motivate pre-service elementary teachers to commit to spending significant instructional time on science in their future classrooms despite their self-assessed lack of confidence about teaching science and other impediments (e.g., high-stakes testing practices that value other subjects over science). Pre-service…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Instruction, Methods Courses, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Toonders, Winnie; Verhoeff, Roald P.; Zwart, Hub – Science & Education, 2016
Drama is a relatively unexplored tool in academic science education. This paper addresses in what way the use of drama may allow science students to deepen their understanding of recent developments in the emerging and controversial field of neuro-enhancement, by means of a case study approach. First, we emphasise the congruency between drama and…
Descriptors: Drama, Questionnaires, Qualitative Research, Philosophy