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Lundqvist, Eva; Almqvist, Jonas; Ostman, Leif – Science Education, 2009
In this paper, we describe two central epistemological norms related to the importance of making investigations and to scientific language and its logic. These norms have been identified in empirical material consisting of 200 video-recorded lessons in three different science classes. With regard to the learning of science and socialization, we…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Scientific Principles, Epistemology, Science Education
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Buck, Gayle A.; Plano Clark, Vicki L.; Leslie-Pelecky, Diandra; Lu, Yun; Cerda-Lizarraga, Particia – Science Education, 2008
Women remain underrepresented in science professions. Studies have shown that students are more likely to select careers when they can identify a role model in that career path. Further research has shown that the success of this strategy is enhanced by the use of gender-matched role models. While prior work provides insights into the value of…
Descriptors: Careers, Feminism, Role Models, Women Scientists
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Anthony, Robert J.; Tippett, Christine D.; Yore, Larry D. – Research in Science Education, 2010
Science literacy leading to fuller and informed participation in the public debate about science, technology, society, and environmental (STSE) issues that produce justified decisions and sustainable actions is the shared and central goal of the Pacific CRYSTAL Project. There is broad agreement by science education researchers that learners need…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Science Programs, Visual Literacy, Science Teachers
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Falloon, Garry; Trewern, Ann – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
The concept of partnerships between schools and practicing scientists came to prominence in the United States in the mid 1980s. The call by government for greater private sector involvement in education to raise standards in science achievement saw a variety of programmes developed, ranging from short-term sponsorships through to longer-term,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Achievement, Science Education, Scientists
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Yilmaz, Diba; Tekkaya, Ceren; Sungur, Semra – International Journal of Science Education, 2011
The present study examined the comparative effects of a prediction/discussion-based learning cycle, conceptual change text (CCT), and traditional instructions on students' understanding of genetics concepts. A quasi-experimental research design of the pre-test-post-test non-equivalent control group was adopted. The three intact classes, taught by…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Control Groups, Research Design, Prediction
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Tobin, R. G.; Crissman, Sally; Doubler, Sue; Gallagher, Hugh; Goldstein, Gary; Lacy, Sara; Rogers, C. B.; Schwartz, Judah; Wagoner, Paul – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2012
We report results and impressions from a three-day inquiry-based workshop for K-8 teachers, aimed at improving their understanding of energy from a science and engineering perspective. Results suggest that the teachers made significant gains in understanding and appreciation of important energy concepts, but their comprehension of some key ideas…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Workshops, Inquiry, Science Education
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Dempster, Edith R.; Reddy, Vijay – Science Education, 2007
This study investigated the relationship between readability of 73 text-only multiple-choice questions from Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2003 and performance of two groups of South African learners: those with limited English-language proficiency (learners attending African schools) and those with better…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Youth, Sentences
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Yang, Der-Ching; Lin, Yung-Chi – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the differences between Finnish and Taiwanese textbooks for grades 7 to 9 on the topic of solving systems of linear equations (simultaneous equations). The specific textbooks examined were TK in Taiwan and FL in Finland. The content analysis method was used to examine (a) the teaching sequence, (b)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Textbook Evaluation, Grade 7
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Seker, Hayati; Welsh, Laura C. – Science & Education, 2006
This paper reports a 4-month study that investigated the effectiveness of curriculum materials incorporating the history of science (HOS) on learning science, understanding the nature of science (NOS), and students' interest in science. With regards to these objectives, three different class contexts were developed with three main types of…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Student Interests, Science Interests, Motion
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Zajkov, Oliver; Gegovska-Zajkova, Sonja; Mitrevski, Boce – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
A physics textbook for the 8th grade was analyzed, in particular the section on the interaction between electric current and magnetic field. The textbook is written in the Macedonian language, but is translated into Albanian, Serbian, and Turkish, which provides an opportunity to influence a larger population of children, in a larger ethnic area.…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Misconceptions, Physics, Science Instruction
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Farland-Smith, Donna – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2012
At a 5-day summer camp designed for middle-school girls (N = 50), fifth through ninth-grade students were able to identify with individual scientists and learn more about the science field. Data from the girls' journals, pictorial representations, and field notes demonstrated that these young women related to scientists who actively engaged them…
Descriptors: Females, Humor, Scientists, Middle Schools
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Lynch, Rebecca A.; Steen, M. Dale; Pritchard, Todd J.; Buzzell, Paul R.; Pintauro, Stephen J. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2008
More than 76 million persons become ill from foodborne pathogens in the United States each year. To reduce these numbers, food safety education efforts need to be targeted at not only adults, but school children as well. The middle school grades are ideal for integrating food safety education into the curriculum while simultaneously contributing…
Descriptors: Safety Education, Foods Instruction, Middle School Students, Web Based Instruction
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Choi, Kyong-Mi; Park, Hye-Jin – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2013
This study compares American and Korean curriculum standards, textbooks, and geometry items to help explain the consistent differences that have been found between the achievement levels of U.S. and Korean students in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) mathematics. Since PISA measures the mathematical proficiency of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geometry, Mathematics Education, Comparative Analysis
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Liu, Xiufeng; Lesniak, Kathleen M. – Science Education, 2005
Using the US national sample from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Rasch modeling method, this study identified the conceptual progression sequence of various matter concept aspects, and compared students' latent abilities against the sequence. We found that the four matter aspects, i.e. conservation, physical…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Conservation (Concept)
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Mjelde, James W.; Litzenberg, Kerry K.; Lindner, James R. – Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, 2011
This study investigated the comprehension and effectiveness of teaching formal, probabilistic decision-making skills to middle school students. Two specific objectives were to determine (1) if middle school students can comprehend a probabilistic decision-making approach, and (2) if exposure to the modeling approaches improves middle school…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Scores, Decision Making, Cognitive Development
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