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Gkouskou, Eirini; Tunnicliffe, Sue Dale – Science Education International, 2017
?he nature of scientific research goes beyond the learning of concepts and basic manipulation to the key factors of engaging students in identifying relevant evidence and reflecting on its interpretation. It is argued that young children have the ability to acquire viable, realistic concepts of the living world when involved in relevant activities…
Descriptors: Observational Learning, Scientific Research, Museums, Pretests Posttests
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Smith, James R.; Chungh, Melleisha K.; Sadouq, Sara; Kandiah, Asarthan – Science Education International, 2017
The objective of this study was to enquire how the chemistry experience of pharmacy students can be enhanced and how the virtual learning environment (VLE) for chemistry-related pharmacy modules might be improved. All Master of Pharmacy students at the University of Portsmouth United Kingdom were asked to complete a project-designed online…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Education, Pharmacy, Science Instruction
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Sokolowska, D.; de Meyere, J.; Folmer, E.; Rovsek, B.; Peeters, W. – Science Education International, 2014
SECURE is a collaborative project under FP7 to provide research results of current mathematics, science and technology (MST) curricula across Europe. The research focuses on the MST curricula offered to 5, 8, 11 and 13 year old learners in ten European countries. The consortium invited 60 schools from each partner country to participate in the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Curriculum
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Bevins, Stuart; Byrne, Eleanor; Brodie, Marilyn; Price, Gareth – Science Education International, 2011
Debates about school science, students' engagement with, and participation in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and the supply of suitably qualified people for STEM related fields have been ongoing in England since the early 20th Century. Recent key policy documents and STEM related organisations have highlighted a skills gap…
Descriptors: Careers, Student Attitudes, Compulsory Education, Focus Groups
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Tunnicliffe, Sue Dale – Science Education International, 1996
Argues that a trip to a zoo or museum should provide children with opportunities to use knowledge they have acquired in their school science classes. Reports on museum research on the conversations of visitors. Concludes that visitors need to actively work with their observations and information to turn the visit from a series of everyday…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Exhibits, Field Trips, Foreign Countries
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Parkinson, Eric – Science Education International, 1999
Criticizes the national curriculum in England and Wales for not giving elementary-school teachers the freedom to explore relationships between subjects, especially as they relate to scientific and technological literacy. Argues that teacher education in science and technology and teacher input into curriculum development must also be improved.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum
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Tunnicliffe, Sue Dale; Reiss, Michael – Science Education International, 1999
Describes students' (n=175) understandings of the structure of animal (including human) skeletons and the internal organs found in them. Finds that older students have a better knowledge of animals' internal anatomies, although knowledge of human internal structure is significantly better than knowledge of rat, bird, and fish internal structure.…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Biology, Concept Formation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Orion, Nir; King, Chris; Krockover, Gerald H.; Adams, Paul E. – Science Education International, 1999
Explores the development and status of earth-science education in the United States. Compares the U.S. case with those of Israel, England, and Wales. Discusses the need to share common concerns and visions between cultures and communities. Contains 45 references. (Author/WRM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Education, Earth Science, Educational Policy
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Orion, Nir; King, Chris; Krockover, Gerald H.; Adams, Paul E. – Science Education International, 1999
Explores the development and status of Earth Science Education in Israel and England and Wales. Finds that, despite separate traditions for education in the Earth Sciences, there are a surprisingly large number of commonalities between current trends in each of the countries in the study, and each has had difficulty determining what constitutes an…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Education, Earth Science, Educational History