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Serder, Margareta; Jakobsson, Anders – Science Education, 2016
Previous research in science education has suggested that difficulties among students learning science relate to challenges in framing its discourse. This article examines the role that language plays in a scientific literacy test for which everyday life is an augmented aspect. Video-recorded data was collected in four ninth-grade science classes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Video Technology
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Konneman, Christiane; Asshoff, Roman; Hammann, Marcus – Science Education, 2016
The main aim of this paper is to describe high school students' attitudes concerning evolution and creation, with a focus on (1) attitudes toward evolutionary theory, (2) attitudes toward the Biblical accounts of creation, (3) creationist beliefs, and (4) scientistic beliefs. Latent class analyses revealed seven attitude profiles in a sample of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes
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Roth, Wolff-Michael; Jornet, Alfredo – Science Education, 2014
"Experience" is one of the most used terms in (science) education, and it is recognized as being related to learning (education). Yet "what" experience is and "how" it is related to learning and change remains untheorized. In this paper, we mainly draw on the work of J. Dewey and L. S. Vygotsky but also on M. Bakhtin…
Descriptors: Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Experience, Philosophy
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Sadler, Philip M.; Sonnert, Gerhard; Hazari, Zahra; Tai, Robert – Science Education, 2012
This retrospective cohort study characterizes how interest in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) careers changes during high school for more than 6,000 students in a representative national sample of 34 two- and four-year colleges taking mandatory college English courses. Overall, large gender differences in career plans were…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Science Interests, STEM Education, Student Interests
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Ford, Michael J.; Wargo, Brian M. – Science Education, 2012
This article draws on M. M. Bakhtin's (1981) notion of dialogism to articulate what it means to understand a scientific idea. In science, understanding an idea is both conceptual and epistemic and is exhibited by an ability to use it in explanation and argumentation. Some distillation of these activities implies that dialogic understanding of a…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Observation, Evidence, Persuasive Discourse
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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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van Eijck, Michiel; Hsu, Pei-Ling; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Science Education, 2009
In the science education research literature, it often appears to be assumed that students "possess" more or less stable "images of science" that directly correspond to their experiences with scientific practice in science curricula. From cultural-historical and sociocultural perspectives, this assumption is problematic because scientific…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Biology, Literature, Science Education
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Cook, Michelle; Wiebe, Eric N.; Carter, Glenda – Science Education, 2008
Previous research has indicated that the use of multiple representations with macroscopic and molecular features can improve conceptual understanding; however, the influence of prior knowledge of the domain cannot be overlooked. Using eye-tracking technology and sequential analysis, this study investigated how high school students (n = 54) with…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Molecular Biology, Teaching Methods, Prior Learning
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Milne, Catherine; Otieno, Tracey – Science Education, 2007
Although beloved of some chemists and physicists, science demonstrations have been criticized for stifling inquiry and assisting teachers to maintain a power differential between themselves and students in the classroom. This interpretive study reports the unexpected positive learning outcomes for urban science students in two chemistry classes…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Demonstrations (Educational), Student Motivation
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Drayton, Brian; Falk, Joni – Science Education, 2006
Partnerships of teachers with scientists are thought to be important for many aspects of science education reform, but it is not always clear how to make such partnerships productive. Between 1994 and 1997, high school teachers were partnered with scientists, to design yearlong ecological research projects in which the teachers were learning for…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Scientists, Educational Cooperation, Case Studies
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Scott, Philip H.; Mortimer, Eduardo F.; Aguiar, Orlando G. – Science Education, 2006
In this paper, we draw upon a framework for analyzing the discursive interactions of science classrooms (Mortimer & Scott, 2003, "Meaning Making in Secondary Science Classrooms," Maidenhead, UK: Open University Press), to probe the movement between authoritative and dialogic discourse in a Brazilian high school science class. More…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, High Schools
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Buxton, Cory A. – Science Education, 2005
This paper reports on a 3-year study of a half-day urban magnet high school founded upon a desire to provide rigorous science, math, and technology experiences to students who would not otherwise have access to such educational opportunities. Using the theoretical lens of how a model of an educated person gets culturally produced within the school…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Academic Achievement, Urban Schools, Magnet Schools
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Tobin, Kenneth – Science Education, 2005
The study examines how social and cultural factors mediate the teaching and learning of science in an Australian high school. Grade 10 students, many of them new migrants, often transient and from circumstances of economic hardship, were taught a 5-week unit on chemistry by a teacher with social and cultural histories similar to those of most of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 10, Teaching Methods, Laboratories