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Tennial, Rachel E.; Solomon, Erin D.; Hammonds-Odie, Latanya; McDowell, Gary S.; Moore, Michael; Roca, Alberto I.; Marcette, Jana – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2019
The Inclusive Environments and Metrics in Biology Education and Research (iEMBER) network is a newly forming national community of practice that engages diversity, equity, and inclusion stakeholders in interdisciplinary collaborative projects. iEMBER was initiated with incubator funding from the National Science Foundation program for Research…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Communities of Practice, Science Education, Biology
Parra, Jessica Zlockie – Geography Teacher, 2019
A lot of the activities of daily living require energy, playing video games, making dinner, turning on the lights, using a computer, and perhaps even brushing our teeth requires energy. In this unit students discover what energy is, think about where it comes from, analyze options for making energy evaluate feasibility in different parts of the…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Lesson Plans, Energy, Elementary School Teachers
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Helmers, Matthew J.; Youngquist, Timothy D.; Grudens-Schuck, Nancy – Journal of Extension, 2019
Educational campaigns are more complicated when members of our audiences hold scientific misconceptions related to new technologies. Our prairie strips research and education team produced a brief, focused video aimed to dispel a misconception related to the effect of prairie strip plants' roots on agricultural drain tiles in the Midwest. Our…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Video Technology, Audiovisual Aids, Agricultural Education
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Worker, Steven M. – Journal of Extension, 2019
Effective evaluation requires the selection of appropriate methods to balance rigor and feasibility. Evaluation methods involving surveys and interviews are familiar; lesser known are methods involving the use of participant-generated artifacts. In this article, I share my process for developing an evaluation framework to assess learning outcomes…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Youth Programs, Robotics, Extension Education
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Sinapuelas, Michelle L.; Lardy, Corinne; Korb, Michele A.; Bae, Christine Lee; DiStefano, Rachelle – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Framework for K-12 Science Education (NRC, 2012) on which they are based, describe a new vision for science education that includes having students learn science in a way that more closely aligns to how scientists and engineers work and think. Accomplishing this goal will require teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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Jackson, Julie K.; Huerta, Margarita; Garza, Tiberio; Narvaez, Rose – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
This study addressed the pressing need to help adolescent English learning and economically disadvantaged student populations succeed in science and close achievement gaps. It reports the results of a two-year professional development initiative implemented at a high-poverty suburban high school in South Texas. We examined how the combination of…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, High School Students, At Risk Students, Economically Disadvantaged
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Yuksel, Ibrahim; Kircicek, Hatice – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
The aim of this study is to determine the views of the prospective teachers in the Department of Science Education and Other Departments about the removal of the School Experience course for the new students who are newly accepted in the undergraduate programs which are updated by the Higher Education Council (HEC) in the 2018-2019 academic year…
Descriptors: Science Education, Content Analysis, Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students
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Rahman, Mohammad Lutfur – Educational Research and Reviews, 2019
People in Dhaka, where disaster risk of earthquake is the most due to its high population density and rapid urbanization, are in extreme danger of earthquake. However, the study on assessment of the real scenario of residents' perception of earthquake risk is very little. The purpose of this cross-sectional study is to assess the seismic risk…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Seismology, Risk
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O'Loughlin, Valerie Dean; Husmann, Polly R.; Brokaw, James J. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2019
Education research is increasingly being recognized as a legitimate route for faculty development in universities. However, many anatomy faculty lack the appropriate training and access to experienced mentors who can help them develop their own education research projects. Inspired by the American Physiological Society's Institute for Teaching and…
Descriptors: Anatomy, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Mentors
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Ulger, Kani – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
What is the link between art and creativity? The purpose of this study was to determine the role of art education in creative thinking. A causal-comparative research design was used. Arts and science high school students (N = 162) participated. Results showed that creative thinking in visual arts students in Grade 10 with high scores differed…
Descriptors: Art Education, Science Education, Creative Thinking, High School Students
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Paige, Kathryn; Hardy, Graham – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Science as a Human Endeavour (SHE) is an innovative strand of the most recent Australian Curriculum: Science. The introduction of SHE is welcome and comes at a time when Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education is under increasing scrutiny both in Australia and across the world, with some commentators identifying a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Foreign Countries, Science and Society, Science Education
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Shen, Jie – Interactive Learning Environments, 2019
Excellent film is an integrated art. It has rich knowledge and profound ideological connotations. In order to promote students' enthusiasm for learning about biology, we made some attempts on how to use movie clips for biological teaching and achieved good results. Making use of movie's sound, color, light, and animations, we tried to enrich…
Descriptors: Diseases, Learning Experience, Biology, Science Education
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Albadi, Nouf Mohammed; Harkins, Jean; O'Toole, John Mitchell – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Recent research in science education for learners whose first language is Arabic suggests that learning in the mother tongue can reduce learner misconceptions, but there has been little research into the comprehensibility of science texts where Arabic is the language of instruction. This mixed-methods study describes the perceptions of substantial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Students
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Vitale, Monica; Clothey, Rebecca – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's 'open-door' policy towards the recent wave of migrants and refugees to Europe shows promise for expanding the workforce and increasing diversity, yet opens up some significant cultural and religious differences. Although the government has created programs to aid in their transition, little attention has been paid…
Descriptors: Death, Jews, European History, Social Systems
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Saqui, Sonja; Mercer, Sterett H.; Cheng, Michèle P. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The current study explored whether a reading intervention combining flexibly applied multisyllabic word-decoding strategies with evidence-based fluency strategies was effective in improving the science text reading skills of upper-elementary struggling readers. Four students, three in fourth and one in fifth grade, participated in the study. A…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Elementary School Science, Science Curriculum, Reading Instruction
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