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Nordine, Jeffrey; Fortus, David; Lehavi, Yaron; Neumann, Knut; Krajcik, Joe – Studies in Science Education, 2018
School instruction is critical for helping students use energy as a lens for making sense of phenomena, however, students often struggle to see the usefulness of energy analysis for interpreting the world around them. One reason for this may be an over-reliance on the idea of energy forms in introductory energy instruction, which may…
Descriptors: Energy Education, Systems Approach, Interpretive Skills, Secondary School Science
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Jack, Brady Michael; Lin, Huann-shyang – Studies in Science Education, 2017
Generations of students are graduating from secondary school disinterested in post-secondary study of science or pursuing careers in science-related fields beyond formal education. We propose that destabilising such disinterest among future students requires science educators to begin listening to secondary school students regarding their views of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Student Interests, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Davis, Elizabeth A.; Janssen, Fred J. J. M.; Van Driel, Jan H. – Studies in Science Education, 2016
Curriculum materials serve as a key conceptual tool for science teachers, and better understanding how science teachers use these tools could help to improve both curriculum design and theory related to teacher learning and decision-making. The authors review the literature on teachers and science curriculum materials. The review is organised…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Ardasheva, Yuliya; Norton-Meier, Lori; Hand, Brian – Studies in Science Education, 2015
In this review, we explore the notion of teaching science to English language learners (ELLs) as a balancing act between simultaneously focusing on language and content development, on the one hand, and between structuring instruction and focusing on student learning processes, on the other hand. This exploration is conducted through the lens of a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Heuristics
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Abrahams, Ian; Reiss, Michael J.; Sharpe, Rachael M. – Studies in Science Education, 2013
This article reviews how practical work, including practical skills, is currently summatively assessed in school science in a number of countries and makes comparisons with how other subjects, such as music and modern foreign languages, summatively assess skills. Whilst practical skills in school science are clearly valued as being of importance,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Summative Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Science Process Skills
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Anderman, Eric M.; Sinatra, Gale M.; Gray, DeLeon L. – Studies in Science Education, 2012
In this article, we critically examine skills that are necessary for the effective learning of science in adolescent populations. We argue that a focus on twenty-first-century skills among adolescents within the context of science instruction must be considered in light of research on cognitive and social development. We first review adolescents'…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Science Instruction, Learning Processes, Cognitive Ability
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King, Donna – Studies in Science Education, 2012
Context-based chemistry education aims to improve student interest and motivation in chemistry by connecting canonical chemistry concepts with real-world contexts. Implementation of context-based chemistry programmes began 20 years ago in an attempt to make the learning of chemistry meaningful for students. This paper reviews such programmes…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Problem Based Learning, Learning Motivation, Chemistry
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Scott, Phil; Mortimer, Eduardo; Ametller, Jaume – Studies in Science Education, 2011
This paper provides an introduction to the concept of pedagogical link-making in the context of teaching and learning scientific conceptual knowledge. Pedagogical link-making is concerned with the ways in which teachers and students make connections between ideas in the ongoing meaning-making interactions of classroom teaching and learning. First…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Secondary School Science, Literature, Science Instruction
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Hingant, Benedicte; Albe, Virginie – Studies in Science Education, 2010
This literature review provides an overview of recent studies on the introduction of nanosciences and nanotechnologies in secondary education. Four salient research topics have emerged: questions and reflections preceding curriculum development on nanosciences and nanotechnologies lessons; research on students' conceptualisations of nano-related…
Descriptors: Technology, Technological Advancement, Science Education, Secondary Education
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Levy Nahum, Tami; Mamlok-Naaman, Rachel; Hofstein, Avi; Taber, Keith S. – Studies in Science Education, 2010
Chemical bonding is one of the key and basic concepts in chemistry. The learning of many of the concepts taught in chemistry, in both secondary schools as well as in the colleges, is dependent upon understanding fundamental ideas related to chemical bonding. Nevertheless, the concept is perceived by teachers, as well as by learners, as difficult,…
Descriptors: Teaching Models, Chemistry, Misconceptions, Teaching Methods
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Brown, Sally A. – Studies in Science Education, 1977
Examines various meanings ascribed to "integrated science," and explores arguments used to establish the value of an integrated approach for primary and secondary education. (SL)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Philosophy, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Brown, Sally A. – Studies in Science Education, 1975
Reviews studies of cognitive preference tests, outlines the nature of cognitive preferences, and presents an analysis of cognitive preference data. Presents a six-point summary of this analysis and lists four statements that need supportive evidence before further studies using these tests can have any value. (GS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Tests, Educational Research, Literature Reviews
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Cawthron, E. R.; Rowell, J. A. – Studies in Science Education, 1978
Suggests that, to a large extent, science educators tend to separate epistemology from the content and methodology of science. Questions the appropriateness of this practice. (CP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Learning Theories, Philosophy, Science Education
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Driver, Rosalind; Easley, Jack – Studies in Science Education, 1978
Reviews nearly 100 studies concerning the process of concept formation in adolescent science students. (CP)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Concept Formation, Educational Research, Elementary School Science
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Fraser, Barry J.; Walberg, Herbert J. – Studies in Science Education, 1981
Reviews studies on the psychosocial learning environment of science classrooms focusing on: (1) assessment of classroom learning environments; (2) predictive validity of environmental perceptions in science classrooms; (3) past criterion validity studies; and (4) directions for future research. (DS)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Research, Educational Environment
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