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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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Smetana, Lara K.; Wenner, Julianne; Settlage, John; McCoach, D. Betsy – Science Education, 2016
Science education reform may fall short of its potential to reduce educational disparities if the challenges are interpreted using strictly reductionist approaches. Taking a cue from school effectiveness research and reframing our approach using systems thinking, this study examined school-level variables associated with equitable science…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Achievement, Trust (Psychology), Principals
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Hutner, Todd L.; Markman, Arthur B. – Science Education, 2016
Research on science teacher cognition is important as findings from this research can be used to improve teacher training, leading to improved classroom practice. Previous research has often relied on two underlying assumptions: Cognition is an individual process, and these processes are detailed and introspective. In this paper, we put forth a…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Schemata (Cognition), Models
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Lundegard, Iann; Hamza, Karim M. – Science Education, 2014
This article addresses the problem of treating generalizations of human activity as entities and structures that ultimately explain the activities from which they were initially drawn. This is problematic because it involves a circular reasoning leading to unwarranted claims explaining the originally studied activities of science teaching and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Research, Generalization, Heuristics
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Sin, Cristina – Science Education, 2014
This paper explores the relationship between epistemology, sociology, and learning and teaching in physics based on an examination of literature from research in science studies, history and philosophy of science, and physics pedagogic research. It reveals a mismatch between the positivist epistemological foundation which seems to underpin the…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Epistemology, Sociology
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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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Pedretti, Erminia; Nazir, Joanne – Science Education, 2011
It has been 40 years since science, technology, society, and environment (STSE) education first appeared in science education research and practice. Although supported among many educators worldwide, there is much confusion surrounding the STSE slogan. Widely differing discourses on STSE education and diverse ways of practicing, have led to an…
Descriptors: Science Education, Social Sciences, Technology Education, Environmental Education
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Feinstein, Noah – Science Education, 2011
There is little evidence that the prevailing strategies of science education have an impact on the use and interpretation of science in daily life. Most science educators and science education researchers nonetheless believe that science education is intrinsically useful for students who do not go on to scientific or technical careers. This essay…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Science Education, Educational Research, Educational Researchers
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Boone, William J.; Townsend, J. Scott; Staver, John – Science Education, 2011
Over many decades, science education researchers have developed, validated, and used a wide range of attitudinal instruments. Data from such instruments have been analyzed, results have been published, and public policies have been influenced. Unfortunately, most science education instruments are not developed using a guiding theoretical…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Research, Rating Scales, Surveys
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Carter, Lyn – Science Education, 2010
This paper aims to further articulate multicultural science education scholarship. In particular, it explores the notions of borders and border epistemologies as intellectual resources to think again about the challenges of science education in the global world that demand more sophisticated concepts to unravel some of its complexities. It…
Descriptors: Science Education, Multicultural Education, Global Approach, Epistemology
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Jaipal, Kamini – Science Education, 2010
The teaching of science is a complex process, involving the use of multiple modalities. This paper illustrates the potential of a multimodal semiotics discourse analysis framework to illuminate meaning-making possibilities during the teaching of a science concept. A multimodal semiotics analytical framework is developed and used to (1) analyze the…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Biology, Grade 11, Science Instruction
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Gotwals, Amelia Wenk; Songer, Nancy Butler – Science Education, 2010
Being able to make claims about what students know and can do in science involves gathering systematic evidence of students' knowledge and abilities. This paper describes an assessment system designed to elicit information from students at many placements along developmental trajectories and demonstrates how this system was used to gather…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Ecology, Thinking Skills, Cognitive Processes
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Mikeska, Jamie N.; Anderson, Charles W.; Schwarz, Christina V. – Science Education, 2009
The elementary science teacher educators in this article set recognize the challenges that new science teachers face when they enter classrooms. They have developed frameworks and strategies aimed at helping the preservice teachers with whom they work become "well-started beginners" who are ready to address problems of science teaching. To do so,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Science, Science Teachers
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Schwarz, Christina – Science Education, 2009
Preservice elementary teachers face many challenges in learning how to teach science effectively, such as engaging students in science, organizing instruction, and developing a productive learning community. This paper reports on several iterative cycles of design-based research aimed at fostering preservice teachers' principled reasoning around…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Educational Technology, Science Teachers
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Howes, Elaine V.; Lim, Miyoun; Campos, Jaclyn – Science Education, 2009
Teaching literacy in inquiry-based science-teaching settings has recently become a focus of research in science education. Because professional scientists' uses of reading, writing, and speaking are foundational to their work, as well as to nonscientists' comprehension of it , it follows that literacy practices should also be central to science…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Literacy Education, Literacy, Science Education
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