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Bardone, Emanuele; Burget, Mirjam; Saage, Katrin; Taaler, Maarja – Science Education International, 2017
Originally introduced in several policy documents issued by different institutions belonging to the European Union (EU), the term responsible research and innovation (hereafter RRI) has gained considerable attention in recent years among researchers coming from different backgrounds and disciplines. RRI constitutes an attempt to articulate a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Inquiry, Science Teachers
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Yerrick, Randy K.; Simons, Tiffany – Science Education International, 2017
As science fiction has a way of capturing the human imagination that few other genres can rival, this study sought to investigate the effects of using science fiction on the performance and interest of high school chemistry students. An action research approach was used to guide the first author's practice as she studied two college preparatory…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Science Fiction
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Kutluca, Ali Yigit; Aydin, A. – Science Education International, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the altering perceptions and opinions of prospective elementary science teachers regarding argumentation while they were engaged in argumentative discourse. The participating teachers were engaged in socio-scientific argumentation for 9 weeks involving a 6-step process on a course "Special Topics in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers
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Maharaj-Sharma, R.; Sharma, A. – Science Education International, 2015
This study was undertaken to examine and interpret how science teachers in Trinidad and Tobago used analogies in their science teaching. A total of 30 lessons taught by five different teachers were observed and analysed using an interpretative research methodology to develop generalized observations. The findings revealed that in general science…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Observation, Interviews, Science Instruction
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Song, S.; Mustafa, M. – Science Education International, 2015
Science teachers' job satisfaction is identified as a major factor that affects the quality of a science program. This research investigated to what extent a science program supports science teachers in terms of curriculum materials or extracurricular activities. It also examined the relationships among schools' curriculum support, the number of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Job Satisfaction, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Wan, Zhi Hong; Wong, Siu Ling – Science Education International, 2013
Teaching nature of science (NOS) is beginning to find its place in science education in China. This exploratory study interviewed twenty-four Chinese science teacher educators about their conceptions of teaching NOS to pre-service science teachers. Although five dimensions emerged, this paper mainly focuses on reporting the findings relevant to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Principles, Science Instruction, Teacher Educators
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Halim, Lilia; Dahlan, Fathiyah; Treagust, David F.; Chandrasegaran, A. L. – Science Education International, 2012
In view of the current debate in Malaysia about the teaching of science and mathematics in English, a qualitative study was undertaken involving a purposeful sampling of three non-physics teachers to ascertain how well equipped they were with the necessary pedagogical content knowledge relating to the teaching of the topic of "heat…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Educational Strategies, Second Language Learning, Physics
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Valdmann, Ana; Holbrook, Jack; Rannikmae, Miia – Science Education International, 2012
This paper explores the impact of teacher involvement in a context-based teaching project, involving continuous professional development and classroom module implementation two years after the event. Five chemistry and biology teachers were interviewed to ascertain the degree of ownership gained from the project related to continued use of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Science Instruction