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Barnes, M. Elizabeth; Brownell, Sara E. – Science Education, 2018
Students' religious beliefs and religious cultures have been shown to be the main factors predicting whether they will accept evolution, yet college biology instructors teaching evolution at public institutions often have religious beliefs and cultures that are different from their religious students. This difference in religious beliefs and…
Descriptors: Evolution, Church Related Colleges, Beliefs, Interviews
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Moon, Alena; Gere, Anne Ruggles; Shultz, Ginger V. – Science Education, 2018
Writing is widely recognized as fundamental to the construction and communication of scientific knowledge. Building on this relationship between writing and knowledge construction, writing-to-learn (WTL) activities have shown to be effective in many science classrooms, but have not been widely implemented at the postsecondary level. To address the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Correlation, Writing (Composition), Science Instruction
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Wan, Zhi Hong; Wong, Siu Ling; Yung, Benny Hin Wai – Science Education, 2011
Teaching nature of science (NOS) is beginning to take root in science education in China. This exploratory study interviewed 24 science teacher educators from economically developed parts of China about their conceptions of teaching NOS to prospective science teachers. Five key dimensions emerged from the data. This paper focuses on the dimension…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Science Interests, Foreign Countries, Science Teachers
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Dotger, Sharon; Dotger, Benjamin H.; Tillotson, John – Science Education, 2010
Discussing the teaching of evolution with concerned parents is a challenge to any science teacher. Using the medical education pedagogy of standardized individuals within the field of teacher education, this article addresses how preservice science teachers elected to verbally interact with standardized parents who questioned the teaching of…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Evolution, Science Teachers, Preservice 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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Park Rogers, Meredith A.; Abell, Sandra K. – Science Education, 2008
The purpose of this study was to understand one case of undergraduate inquiry-based instruction through the words and actions of students and instructors. The data sources included fieldnotes from 16 of 29 classes, two sets of student and instructor interviews (beginning and end of the semester), and a collection of artifacts, such as the…
Descriptors: College Science, Interdisciplinary Approach, Laboratory Manuals, Instructional Materials
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Brown, Patrick L.; Abell, Sandra K.; Demir, Abdulkadir; Schmidt, Francis J. – Science Education, 2006
The purposes of this study were to (a) gain an understanding of the views of inquiry held by faculty members involved in undergraduate science teaching and (b) describe the challenges, constraints, and opportunities that they perceived in designing and teaching inquiry-based laboratories. Participants included 19 college professors, representing…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Activities, Science Laboratories, College Science
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Chen, Sufen – Science Education, 2006
This article describes the development and field test of an instrument, the Views on Science and Education Questionnaire, designed to measure participants' concepts of the nature of science (NOS) and relevant teaching attitudes. The questionnaire includes 15 questions, each followed by several items representing different philosophical positions.…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Outcomes of Education, Educational Objectives, Field Tests
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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