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Prain, Vaughan; Waldrip, Bruce; Sbaglia, Rob; Lovejoy, Val – Teaching Science, 2017
In this paper, we report on a case study of how three teachers personalised learning in science through supporting a group of Year 8 students to engage in individual inquiry projects. The case study demonstrated how heavily transmissive teaching can be avoided by restructuring classes to optimise student group and individual work and timely…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Science Instruction, Inquiry, Student Projects
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Waldrip, Bruce; Prain, Vaughan – Teaching Science, 2012
The development of students' reasoning and argumentation skills in school science is currently attracting strong research interest. In this paper we report on findings where we aimed to investigate student learning on the topic of motion when students, guided by their teacher, responded to a sequence of representational challenges in which their…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Achievement, Logical Thinking
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Carolan, Jim; Prain, Vaughan; Waldrip, Bruce – Teaching Science, 2008
There is now broad agreement that learners in primary and secondary school science need to know how to interpret and construct subject-specific ways of representing science activity and knowledge. There is also growing recognition that students are more motivated and learn more when they have opportunities to refine understandings through revising…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction