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Falk, John H.; Dierking, Lynn D.; Osborne, Jonathan; Wenger, Matthew; Dawson, Emily; Wong, Billy – Science Education, 2015
Increasing evidence suggests that individuals develop their understanding of science concepts in and out of school, using varied community resources and networks. Thus in contrast to historic research approaches that focus exclusively on single organizations and/or educational events, the current paper presents exploratory research in which we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Networks, Educational Quality
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Archer, Louise; DeWitt, Jennifer; Osborne, Jonathan; Dillon, Justin; Willis, Beatrice; Wong, Billy – Science Education, 2012
There is international concern over persistent low rates of participation in postcompulsory science--especially the physical sciences--within which there is a notable underrepresentation of girls/women. This paper draws on data collected from a survey of more than 9,000 10/11-year-old pupils and 170 interviews (with 92 children and 78 parents)…
Descriptors: Females, Sexual Identity, Foreign Countries, Career Choice
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Bartholomew, Hannah; Osborne, Jonathan; Ratcliffe, Mary – Science Education, 2004
In this paper, we report work undertaken with a group of 11 UK teachers over a period of a year to teach aspects of the nature of science, its process, and its practices. The teachers, who taught science in a mix of elementary, junior high, and high schools, were asked to teach a set of "ideas-about-science" for which consensual support…
Descriptors: Diaries, Delphi Technique, Science Teachers, Scientific Principles
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Erduran, Sibel; Simon, Shirley; Osborne, Jonathan – Science Education, 2004
This paper reports some methodological approaches to the analysis of argumentation discourse developed as part of the two-and-a-half year project titled "Enhancing the Quality of Argument in School Science" supported by the Economic and Social Research Council in the United Kingdom. In this project researchers collaborated with…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Research Methodology, Science Teachers