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Pleasants, Jacob; Olson, Joanne K. – Science Education, 2019
What is engineering? What do engineers do? How is engineering related to, but distinct from, science? These questions all relate to the nature of engineering (NOE), and as engineering is incorporated into K-12 education across the United States, the NOE is becoming increasingly important for students and teachers. While many policy documents call…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Education
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Mikeska, Jamie N.; Holtzman, Steven; McCaffrey, Daniel F.; Liu, Shuangshuang; Shattuck, Tamara – Science Education, 2019
Despite the prevalent use of observational measures in teacher evaluation systems, research has only recently begun to take into account how aspects of the instructional environment and lesson sampling design may interact with teachers' scores on these measures. Instead, one assumption guiding current evaluation systems is that the variation in…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Evaluation Methods, Lesson Observation Criteria, Science Teachers
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Levrini, Olivia; Levin, Mariana; Fantini, Paola; Tasquier, Giulia – Science Education, 2019
This paper investigates how features of teaching practice may foster appropriation: learning that involves both deep conceptual understanding and transforming scientific discourse in a way that is significant for oneself. Data were drawn from classroom discussions during a unit on thermodynamics that took place in a high school in Italy. We…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Thermodynamics, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science
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Ryu, Minjung; Sikorski, Tiffany-Rose – Science Education, 2019
Visions of Next Generation Science Standards-aligned instruction place high discursive demands on learners. Learners are expected to articulate, develop, and defend their ideas and respond to the ideas of others. Decades of prior research have carefully documented features, processes, and potential benefits and shortcomings of an emphasis on talk…
Descriptors: Korean Americans, Immigrants, Science Instruction, Clubs
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González-Howard, María – Science Education, 2019
Supporting student engagement in science practices requires rethinking how classroom learning occurs, specifically in terms of the interactions that help students build their own knowledge. The types of student-driven exchanges fundamental to the science practice of argumentation differ greatly from traditional classroom interactions. To help…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Interaction, Persuasive Discourse
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Hecht, Marijke; Knutson, Karen; Crowley, Kevin – Science Education, 2019
Engagement with and study of nature is increasingly important for science literacy and civic engagement. Spurred on by challenges of the Anthropocene, many informal learning institutions are exploring how their collections, programs, and scientific expertise can be mobilized to create new naturalist learning pathways for children and youth. In…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Ecology, Scientific Literacy, Citizen Participation
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Dou, Remy; Hazari, Zahra; Dabney, Katherine; Sonnert, Gerhard; Sadler, Philip – Science Education, 2019
In this paper, we examine the relationship between participants' childhood science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) related experiences, their STEM identity (i.e., seeing oneself as a STEM person), and their college career intentions. Whereas some evidence supports the importance of childhood (i.e., K-4) informal STEM education…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Self Concept, Student Interests, Science Careers
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Phillips, Tina B.; Ballard, Heidi L.; Lewenstein, Bruce V.; Bonney, Rick – Science Education, 2019
To date, most studies of citizen science engagement focus on quantifiable measures related to the contribution of data or other output measures. Few studies have attempted to qualitatively characterize citizen science engagement across multiple projects and from the perspective of the participants. Building on pertinent literature and…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Scientific Research, Data Collection, Science Projects
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Nazar, Christina Restrepo; Barton, Angela Calabrese; Morris, Caleb; Tan, Edna – Science Education, 2019
In this manuscript, we use the construct of "critical epistemologies of place" to frame our exploration of how to support engineering design among youth who have historically been marginalized from the domain, and its implications for educational settings. We present an in-depth longitudinal case study of one 12-year-old African American…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Engineering, Design, Disadvantaged Youth
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Curran, F. Chris; Kitchin, James – Science Education, 2019
Recent work examining science test performance in the earliest grades of school has demonstrated that science test score gaps by race/ethnicity are apparent as early as kindergarten and that, in a number of cases, the racial/ethnic test score gaps in science are significantly larger than the corresponding gaps in reading or mathematics. This study…
Descriptors: Race, Ethnicity, Scores, Science Instruction
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Lee, Hee-Sun; Pallant, Amy; Pryputniewicz, Sarah; Lord, Trudi; Mulholland, Matthew; Liu, Ou Lydia – Science Education, 2019
This paper describes HASbot, an automated text scoring and real-time feedback system designed to support student revision of scientific arguments. Students submit open-ended text responses to explain how their data support claims and how the limitations of their data affect the uncertainty of their explanations. HASbot automatically scores these…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Student Evaluation, Science Education
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Donovan, Brian M.; Semmens, Rob; Keck, Phillip; Brimhall, Elizabeth; Busch, K. C.; Weindling, Monica; Duncan, Alex; Stuhlsatz, Molly; Bracey, Zoë Buck; Bloom, Mark; Kowalski, Susan; Salazar, Brae – Science Education, 2019
When people are exposed to information that leads them to overestimate the actual amount of genetic difference between racial groups, it can augment their racial biases. However, there is apparently no research that explores if the reverse is possible. Does teaching adolescents scientifically accurate information about genetic variation within and…
Descriptors: Genetics, Racial Bias, Adolescents, Adults
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Chen, Ying-Chih; Benus, Matthew J.; Hernandez, Jaclyn – Science Education, 2019
Argumentation is a core practice of science that inherently contains uncertainty. Relatively few studies have examined the role of uncertainty within argumentation and how teachers manage uncertainty leading to conceptual development. This design-based, multiple-case study employed the constant comparative method to analyze 24 videos focused on…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Science Process Skills, Ambiguity (Semantics), Middle School Teachers
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Vaval, Luronne; Bowers, Alex J.; Snodgrass Rangel, Virginia – Science Education, 2019
Abstract The purpose of this study is to investigate the extent that there is a typology of high schools based on their orientation toward science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), as well as the extent to which school-level demographic variables and student high school outcomes are associated with subgroup membership in the…
Descriptors: High School Students, High Schools, STEM Education, Longitudinal Studies
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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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