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ERIC Number: EJ1014540
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4308
Advancing Research on Undergraduate Science Learning
Singer, Susan Rundell
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, v50 n6 p768-772 Aug 2013
This special issue of "Journal of Research in Science Teaching" reflects conclusions and recommendations in the "Discipline-Based Education Research" (DBER) report and makes a substantial contribution to advancing the field. Research on undergraduate science learning is currently a loose affiliation of related fields. The common feature is the focus on undergraduate teaching and learning within a discipline, using a range of methods with deep grounding in the discipline's priorities, worldview, knowledge, and practices. The author of this article concludes by stating that collectively, the six research articles in this special issue illustrate a range of methodologies used in research on how undergraduate students learn STEM, build on prior findings and theoretical frames within the field, as well as drawing upon work in K-12 learning and cognitive science, and increase understanding in both established and emerging areas of undergraduate science education research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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