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Jin, Hui; Mikeska, Jamie N.; Hokayem, Hayat; Mavronikolas, Elia – Science Education, 2019
To evaluate the recent advances in learning progression (LP) research and identify future research directions, we reviewed LP literature from 2006 to 2018. Through a systematic search of Web of Science databases and key journals, we located 130 LP articles published between 2006 and 2018. Among these articles, we reviewed 86 studies. The review…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Learning Processes, Science Process Skills, Curriculum
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Kapon, Shulamit; Laherto, Antti; Levrini, Olivia – Science Education, 2018
Pursuing both disciplinary authenticity and personal relevance in the teaching and learning of science in school generates tensions that should be acknowledged and resolved. This paper problematizes and explores the conceptualizations of these tensions by considering personal relevance, disciplinary authenticity, and common school science as three…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Educational Objectives, Course Content, Epistemology
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Glaze, Amanda L.; Goldston, M. Jenice – Science Education, 2015
This critical analysis examined research on evolution in the United States between the years 2000-2014, spanning early classroom implementation of the National Science Education Standards to current research findings. First, we sought to understand how the research literature published between 2000 and 2014 contributed to knowledge of evolution…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Evolution, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Educational History
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Cannady, Matthew A.; Greenwald, Eric; Harris, Kimberly N. – Science Education, 2014
Researchers and policy makers often use the metaphor of an ever-narrowing pipeline to describe the trajectory to a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) degree or career. This study interrogates the appropriateness of the STEM pipeline as the dominant frame for understanding and making policies related to STEM career trajectories.…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Figurative Language, Educational Policy, Occupational Aspiration
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Deng, Feng; Chen, Der-Thanq; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Chai, Ching Sing – Science Education, 2011
This review examines 105 empirical studies that investigate students' views of the nature of science (VNOS), effects of curricular interventions on changing students' VNOS, and relations between VNOS and demographics, majors, and learning of science. The reviewed studies can be categorized into three theoretical frameworks: the unidimension, the…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Research Methodology, Scientific Principles, Literature Reviews
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Friedrichsen, Patrica; Van Driel, Jan H.; Abell, Sandra K. – Science Education, 2011
In this position paper, we examine the science teaching orientation component of the S. Magnusson, J. Krajcik, and H. Borko (1999) pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) model for science teaching. We trace the origin of the construct in the literature, identifying multiple definitions that have lead to ambiguity. After examining published studies…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Position Papers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Science Instruction
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Sampson, Victor; Clark, Douglas B. – Science Education, 2008
Theoretical and empirical research on argument and argumentation in science education has intensified over the last two decades. The term argument in this review refers to the artifacts that a student or a group of students create when asked to articulate and justify claims or explanations whereas the term argumentation refers to the process of…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Science Education, Student Experience, Scientific and Technical Information
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Sensevy, Gerard; Tiberghien, Andree; Santini, Jerome; Laube, Sylvain; Griggs, Peter – Science Education, 2008
Models and modeling are a major issue in science studies and in science education. In addressing such an issue, we first propose an epistemological discussion based on the works of Cartwright (1983, 1999), Fleck (1935/1979), and Hacking (1983). This leads us to emphasize the transitions between the abstract and the concrete in the modeling…
Descriptors: Teaching Models, Science Instruction, Case Studies, Epistemology
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Bricker, Leah A.; Bell, Philip – Science Education, 2008
Argumentation has become an increasingly recognized focus for science instruction--as a learning process, as an outcome associated with the appropriation of scientific discourse, and as a window onto the epistemic work of science. Only a small set of theoretical conceptualizations of argumentation have been deployed and investigated in science…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Form Classes (Languages), Sciences, Science Instruction
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Pozzer-Ardenghi, Lilian; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Science Education, 2007
When lecturing, teachers make use of both verbal and nonverbal communication. What is called teaching, therefore, involves not only the words and sentences a teacher utters and writes on the board during a lesson, but also all the hands/arms gestures, body movements, and facial expressions a teacher "performs" in the classroom. All of these…
Descriptors: Position Papers, Human Body, Nonverbal Communication, Lecture Method
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Bennett, Judith; Lubben, Fred; Hogarth, Sylvia – Science Education, 2007
Context-based and science-technology-society (STS) approaches to teaching science in high school have become widely used over the past two decades. They aspire to foster more positive attitudes to science while, at the same time, provide a sound basis of scientific understanding for further study. This paper reviews the detailed research evidence…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Teaching Methods, High Schools, Gender Differences
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Rogan, John M. – Science Education, 2007
The article grapples with the question of how much curriculum change is appropriate in a given context and in a given time frame. How can a balance be struck between stagnation, on the one hand, and the promotion of unrealistic innovation on the other? In answer to this dilemma, the concept of a zone of feasible innovation (ZFI) is proposed and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Innovation, Developmental Psychology, Educational Change
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Klassen, Stephen – Science Education, 2006
Contemporary assessment practices in science education have undergone significant changes in recent decades. The basis for these changes and the resulting new assessment practices are the subject of this two-part paper. Part 1 considers the basis of assessment that, more than 25 years ago, was driven by the assumptions of decomposability and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Science Tests, Portfolio Assessment, Performance Based Assessment
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Skoog, Gerald; Bilica, Kimberly – Science Education, 2002
Analyzes the science frameworks of 49 states and the District of Columbia to determine the emphasis given to evolution in these documents at the middle and secondary levels. Collectively, the 50 frameworks emphasized evolution in a manner that suggests that if the public's support for standards-based curricula is a reality, the study of evolution…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Evolution, National Standards
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Laugksch, Rudiger C. – Science Education, 2000
Reviews the published literature in English on scientific literacy. Discusses the history and various factors that influence interpretations of the concept. (Contains 106 references.) (Author/WRM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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