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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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Thompson, B. E.; Pella, M. O. – Science Education, 1972
Descriptors: Biology, Curriculum, Educational Research, Elementary School Science
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Tamir, Pinchas; Zohar, Anat – Science Education, 1991
Reports on interviews with 28 high school biology students in Jerusalem concerning teleological and anthropomorphic formulations and reasoning. Results indicate acceptance of anthropomorphic formulations does not imply a prevalence of anthropomorphic reasoning. Most high school students can distinguish between anthropomorphic formulations and…
Descriptors: Biology, Concept Formation, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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Gess-Newsome, Julie; Lederman, Norman G. – Science Education, 1993
Reports a study of 10 preservice biology teachers' subject matter structure (SMS). Using qualitative methods, the researchers sought to discover the nature and source of the SMS, the stability, and the relationship to the act of teaching. Among the conclusions are that these preservice teachers do not appear cognizant of their SMSs and that the…
Descriptors: Biology, Education Majors, Educational Research, Preservice Teacher Education
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Jegede, Olugbemiro J. – Science Education, 1991
Compared attitudes toward computer use and achievement in biology for three groups of Nigerian students (n=64): (1) working alone with computer; (2) working in groups of three on the computer; (3) and a control group that received normal instruction (lecture). Students in the second group had the highest scores on attitude. No significant…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Classroom Research, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Shankar, Ganga; Skoog, Gerald D. – Science Education, 1993
From respondents to a questionnaire sent to a random sample of 654 Texas biology teachers, the following conclusions were made: 86% agreed evolution should be taught, 47% agreed it was a central theme in biology, 8% indicated that it conflicted with the Bible, and 7% noted there were more useful alternative theories explaining the history of the…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Biology, Classroom Research, Educational Research
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Kindfield, A. C. H. – Science Education, 1994
Reports on the meiosis models utilized by five individuals at each of three levels of expertise in genetics as each reasoned about this process in an individual interview setting. Results revealed a set of biologically correct features common to all individuals' models as well as a variety of model flaws (i.e., meiosis misunderstandings) which are…
Descriptors: Biology, Educational Research, Genetics, High Schools