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Kim, Minchi C.; Hannafin, Michael J.; Bryan, Lynn A. – Science Education, 2007
Researchers and practitioners have attempted to identify technologies that support students' scientific understanding, activities and support practices that facilitate students' inquiry processes, and methods to sustain technology-enhanced innovations in everyday science classrooms. The purpose of this paper is to examine the findings and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Technology, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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Shepardson, Daniel P.; Wee, Bryan; Priddy, Michelle; Schellenberger, Lauren; Harbor, Jon – Science Education, 2007
The purpose of this study was to investigate students' conceptions about watersheds. Specifically: (1) What are students' conceptions of a watershed? and (2) In what ways might students' conceptions vary by grade level and community setting? This study was descriptive in nature and reflected a cross-age design involving the collection of…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Content Analysis, Scientific Concepts, Science Education
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Tsai, Chin-Chung – Science Education, 2007
Research about the relationship between teachers' scientific epistemological views (SEVs) and science instruction is often an important issue for many science educators. This study, by collecting research data from four Taiwanese science teachers, their students, and classroom observations, was carried out to examine the coherences between…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts, Rhetoric, Science Teachers
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Mbajiorgu, N. M.; Ezechi, N. G.; Idoko, E. C. – Science Education, 2007
Researchers are becoming aware of the influence of students' presuppositions in directing their construction of science concepts. When these are entrenched and drastically nonscientific, they predispose the children to alternative explanatory frameworks that are inhibiting, especially in a knowledge domain such as genetics. In this study, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Change Strategies, Genetics
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Jones, M. Gail; Minogue, James; Tretter, Thomas R.; Negishi, Atsuko; Taylor, Russell – Science Education, 2006
This study investigated the impact of haptic augmentation of a science inquiry program on students' learning about viruses and nanoscale science. The study assessed how the addition of different types of haptic feedback (active touch and kinesthetic feedback) combined with computer visualizations influenced middle and high school students'…
Descriptors: Microbiology, Student Attitudes, Likert Scales, Feedback
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Jimenez-Aleixandre, Maria-Pilar; Reigosa, Carlos – Science Education, 2006
The process of construction of meanings for the concepts of concentration and neutralization is explored in terms of "contextualizing practices" (Lemke, 1990, "Talking Science. Language, Learning and Values," Norwood, NJ: Ablex) creation of meanings through connections established among actions and their context. This notion is expanded to include…
Descriptors: Grade 10, Science Laboratories, Chemistry, Epistemology
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Catley, Kefyn M. – Science Education, 2006
Microevolutionary mechanisms are taught almost exclusively in our schools, to the detriment of those mechanisms that allow us to understand the larger picture--macroevolution. The results are demonstrable; as a result of the strong emphasis on micro processes in evolution education, students and teachers still have poor understanding of the…
Descriptors: Evolution, Science Education, Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts
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Wu, Hsin-Kai; Krajcik, Joseph S. – Science Education, 2006
This study explores seventh graders' use of inscriptions in a teacher-designed project-based science unit. To investigate students' learning practices during the 8-month water quality unit, we collected multiple sources of data (e.g., classroom video recordings, student artifacts, and teacher interviews) and employed analytical methods that drew…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grade 7, Water Quality, Science Education
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Gunel, Murat; Hand, Brian; Gunduz, Sevket – Science Education, 2006
Physics as a subject for school students requires an understanding and ability to move between different modes of representation for the concepts under review. However, the inability of students to have a multimodal understanding of the concepts is seen as restricting their understandings of the concepts. The aim of this study was to explore the…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Quantum Mechanics, Physics, Science Instruction
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Han, Jae Young; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Science Education, 2006
Thinking about macroscopic phenomena in terms of models based on the idea of microscopic particles (i.e., the particulate theory of matter) is one of the important goals for student learning in chemistry around the world. However, previous research suggests that students do not easily understand phenomena from a particle perspective, although such…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Semiotics, Chemistry, Foreign Countries
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Irez, Serhat – Science Education, 2006
Given the important role of science teacher educators in developing science teachers' understandings of nature of science (NOS), this study explores 15 Turkish "prospective" science teacher educators' beliefs about NOS in the context of teacher education reform in Turkey. A reflection-oriented qualitative approach was adopted in the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Scientific Principles, Educational Change
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Barak, Miri; Dori, Yehudit Judy – Science Education, 2005
Project-based learning (PBL), which is increasingly supported by information technologies (IT), contributes to fostering student-directed scientific inquiry of problems in a real-world setting. This study investigated the integration of PBL in an IT environment into three undergraduate chemistry courses, each including both experimental and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Information Technology
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Aikenhead, Glen S. – Science Education, 2005
What science-related knowledge is actually used by nurses in their day-to-day clinical reasoning when attending patients? The study investigated the knowledge-in-use of six acute-care nurses in a hospital surgical unit. It was found that the nurses mainly drew upon their professional knowledge of nursing and upon their procedural understanding…
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Nurses, Science Education, Knowledge Level
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Ford, Danielle J. – Science Education, 2005
The understandings of properties that children develop in the context of rock and mineral identification point to the challenges of observing in a manner authentic to the discipline of geology. The notebook entries of 34 third graders written during the enactment of a commercial unit on earth materials were investigated for their descriptions of…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Mineralogy, Discipline, Geology
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Liu, Xiufeng; Lesniak, Kathleen M. – Science Education, 2005
Using the US national sample from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Rasch modeling method, this study identified the conceptual progression sequence of various matter concept aspects, and compared students' latent abilities against the sequence. We found that the four matter aspects, i.e. conservation, physical…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Conservation (Concept)
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