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Trommler, Friederike; Gresch, Helge; Hammann, Marcus – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
The teleological bias, a major learning obstacle, involves explaining biological phenomena in terms of purposes and goals. To probe the teleological bias, researchers have used acceptance judgement tasks and preference judgement tasks. In the present study, such tasks were used with German high school students (N = 353) for 10 phenomena from human…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Etiology, Preferences, High School Students
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Fuhrmann, Tamar; Schneider, Bertrand; Blikstein, Paulo – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
The Bifocal Modelling Framework (BMF) is an approach for science learning which links students' physical experimentation with computer modelling in real time, focusing on the comparison of the two media. In this paper, we explore how a Bifocal Modelling implementation supported learning outcomes related to both content and metamodeling knowledge,…
Descriptors: High School Students, Science Instruction, Models, Outcomes of Education
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Dori, Yehudit Judy; Avargil, Shirly; Kohen, Zehavit; Saar, Liora – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Context-based learning (CBL), promoting students' scientific text comprehension, and fostering metacognitive skills, plays an important role in science education. Our study involves CBL through comprehension and analysis of adapted scientific articles. We developed a module which integrates metacognitive prompts for guiding students to monitor…
Descriptors: Relevance (Education), Scientific and Technical Information, Metacognition, Cues
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Khishfe, Rola – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
The purpose of the investigation was to investigate the consistency of NOS views among high school students across different scientific and socio-scientific contexts. A total of 261 high school students from eight different schools in Lebanon participated in the investigation. The schools were selected based on different geographical areas in…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Scientific Attitudes, Scientific Literacy, High School Students
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Hsu, Ying-Shao; Lin, Shu-Sheng – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
This study aimed at improving the decision-making (DM) skills of 11th graders by incorporating a DM framework, visualisation tools, collaboration, and metacognitive guidance into a socioscientific issue context. Two classes, the experimental group (embedded metacognitive guidance, N = 42) and the comparison group (no metacognitive guidance, N =…
Descriptors: Prompting, Electronic Learning, Foreign Countries, Metacognition
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Childers, Gina; Jones, M. Gail – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
Through partnerships with scientists, students can now conduct research in science laboratories from a distance through remote access technologies. The purpose of this study was to explore factors that contribute to a remote learning environment by documenting high school students' perceptions of science motivation, science identity, and virtual…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Factor Analysis
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Hsieh, Wen-Min; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
This cross-sectional study explored students' conceptions of science learning via drawing analysis. A total of 906 Taiwanese students in 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grade were asked to use drawing to illustrate how they conceptualise science learning. Students' drawings were analysed using a coding checklist to determine the presence or absence…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Positive Attitudes
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Khishfe, Rola; Alshaya, Fahad S.; BouJaoude, Saouma; Mansour, Nasser; Alrudiyan, Khalid I. – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine students understandings about nature of science (NOS) and their arguments in context of controversial socio-scientific issue (SSI). A total of 74 11th graders in six schools in Saudi Arabia participated in the study. The instrument used was a questionnaire consisting of four scenarios addressing SSI about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Principles, Grade 11, Secondary School Science
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Sheldrake, Richard – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Understanding students' intentions to study science at upper-secondary school, at university, and to follow science careers continues as a central concern for international science education. Prior research has highlighted that students' science confidence has been associated with their intentions to study science further, although…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science
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Kirbulut, Zubeyde Demet; Uzuntiryaki-Kondakci, Esen; Beeth, Michael Edward – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
This study aimed to develop the Metaconceptual Awareness and Regulation Scale (MARS) -- a self-report instrument for measuring the extent to which students realise, monitor, and evaluate their ideas. MARS consists of 10 items scored on a six-point Likert scale for two factors: metaconceptual awareness and metaconceptual regulation. A pilot study…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Test Construction, Likert Scales, Attitude Measures
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Ward, Tony J.; Delaloye, Naomi; Adams, Earle Raymond; Ware, Desirae; Vanek, Diana; Knuth, Randy; Hester, Carolyn Laurie; Marra, Nancy Noel; Holian, Andrij – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
"Air Toxics Under the Big Sky" is an environmental science outreach/education program that incorporates the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 8 Practices with the goal of promoting knowledge and understanding of authentic scientific research in high school classrooms through air quality research. This research explored: (1)…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Science, Student Interests, Scientific Research
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Schumm, Maximiliane F.; Bogner, Franz X. – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
To monitor science motivation, 232 tenth graders of the college preparatory level ("Gymnasium") completed the Science Motivation Questionnaire II (SMQ-II). Additionally, personality data were collected using a 10-item version of the Big Five Inventory. A subsequent exploratory factor analysis based on the eigenvalue-greater-than-one…
Descriptors: Grade 10, Questionnaires, Student Motivation, Science Instruction
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Schwichow, Martin; Christoph, Simon; Boone, William J.; Härtig, Hendrik – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
The so-called control-of-variables strategy (CVS) incorporates the important scientific reasoning skills of designing controlled experiments and interpreting experimental outcomes. As CVS is a prominent component of science standards appropriate assessment instruments are required to measure these scientific reasoning skills and to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Science Tests
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Fang, Su-Chi; Hsu, Ying-Shao; Hsu, Wei Hsiu – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
The study explored how to best use scaffolds for supporting students' inquiry practices in computer-supported learning environments. We designed a series of inquiry units assisted with three versions of written inquiry prompts (generic and context-specific); that is, three scaffold-fading conditions: implicit, explicit, and fading. We then…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Pretests Posttests, Science Education, Mixed Methods Research
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Yang, Fang-Ying; Chang, Cheng-Chieh; Chen, Li-Ling; Chen, Yi-Chun – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
The main purpose of this study was to explore learners' beliefs about science reading and scientific epistemic beliefs, and how these beliefs were associating with their understanding of science texts. About 400 10th graders were involved in the development and validation of the Beliefs about Science Reading Inventory (BSRI). To find the effects…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Beliefs, Scientific Literacy, Reading Comprehension
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