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Vaino, Katrin; Vaino, Toomas; Ottander, Christina – Science Education International, 2018
In this study, middle school students' (8th grade, n = 24) problem-solving processes were investigated while implementing a design-based science learning (DBSL) approach. DBSL tries to incorporate science learning with the processes of engineering design. A DBSL module was developed by the research team within which students were expected to…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Process Skills, Problem Solving
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Vaino, Katrin – Science Education International, 2009
The main goal of the study was to describe and understand the development of beliefs related to the thinking and decision-making made by five teachers in teaching chemistry during a two-year intervention study. The participating teachers implemented and, in the second year of the study, developed teaching modules which were geared to the promotion…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Intervention, Chemistry, Technological Literacy