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Wong, Victoria; Dillon, Justin – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
Mathematical reasoning and tools are intrinsic to science, yet the close and dependent relationship science has to mathematics is not reflected in either school education or science education research. This paper asks what the barriers are to a mutually beneficial relationship between the two disciplines. A two-phase qualitative interview study…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Education
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Wei, Bing; Chen, Nan – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
In this study, a sociocultural perspective was adopted to understand the interplay between identity and agency in a context of science education reform in China. The manifestation of agency and the interaction between identity and agency were examined with two beginning science teachers teaching with practical work in high school. As part of this…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Science Instruction
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Le Hebel, Florence; Tiberghien, Andrée; Montpied, Pascale; Fontanieu, Valérie – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
This study focuses on the teachers' predictions of the students' performances -- in particular the middle-low achievers -- while solving tasks testing inquiry competencies. The tasks come from PISA science. More specifically we study science teachers' predictions for several aspects: levels of difficulty of the tasks, the potential sources of…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Expectations of Students, Prediction, Scientific Literacy
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Goodnough, Karen – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
This case study focuses on the professional learning of 38 K-9 teachers who engaged in a professional development (PD) programme in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through collaborative action research (CAR). Through the lens of CHAT or Cultural-Historical Activity Theory, the author examined what teachers were learning,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Faculty Development, STEM Education, Action Research
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Cheung, Derek – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Individual interest in school science lessons can be defined as a relatively stable and enduring personal emotion comprising affective and behavioural reactions to events in the regular science lessons at school. Little research has compared the importance of different factors affecting students' individual interest in school science lessons. The…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Science Instruction, Self Concept, Parent Attitudes
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Tursucu, Süleyman; Spandaw, Jeroen; Flipse, Steven; de Vries, Marc J. – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
Students in senior pre-university education encounter difficulties in the application of mathematics into physics. This paper presents the outcome of an explorative qualitative study of teachers' beliefs about improving the transfer of algebraic skills from mathematics into physics. We interviewed 10 mathematics and 10 physics teachers using a…
Descriptors: High School Seniors, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Algebra
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Lupión-Cobos, Teresa; López-Castilla, Rafael; Blanco-López, Ángel – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
In this paper we explore the views and opinions of four secondary education science teachers regarding the teaching of scientific competences. Their views were gathered in the context of a training programme in which they had to design, implement, and assess their own teaching unit for developing students' scientific competences by means of…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Science
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Melo, Lina; Cañada, Florentina; Mellado, Vicente – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
The objective of this study was to characterise the changes in the Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) about electric fields of two Colombian physics teachers (Isabel and Alejandro) at the high school level (pupils of ages 17-19), the emotions and their relationship with PCK. The research was conducted during two consecutive years, before and…
Descriptors: Physics, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Lee, Hyunju; Longhurst, Max; Campbell, Todd – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
This research investigated teacher learning and teacher beliefs in a two-year technology professional development (TPD) for teachers and its impact on their student achievement in science in the western part of the United States. Middle-school science teachers participated in TPD focused on information communication technologies (ICTs) and their…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Science Achievement, Science Instruction, Faculty Development
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Campbell, Todd; Melville, Wayne; Goodwin, Dawne – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
While the literature is replete with studies examining teacher knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK), few studies have investigated how science teacher orientations (STOs) shape classroom instruction. Therefore, this research explores the interplay between a STOs and the topic specificity of PCK across two science topics within a grade…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Earth Science, Science Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Mulvey, Bridget K.; Bell, Randy L. – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
Despite successful attempts to improve learners' nature of science (NOS) conceptions through explicit, reflective approaches, retention of improved conceptions is rarely addressed in research. The issue of context for NOS instruction has implications for this retention. Whether to contextualise has been the question occupying science educators'…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods
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Fortus, David; Daphna, Limor – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
Israeli students and their families can choose between state-funded secular, religious, orthodox, and other alternative schools (e.g., Waldorf, Montessori, democratic). Earlier studies showed that the motivation to engage with science differs greatly between Israeli students in secular schools and democratic schools, with these differences being…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Goal Orientation, Single Sex Schools, Religious Education
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Wei, Bing; Li, Xiaoxiao – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
It is commonly recognised that practical work has a distinctive and central role in science teaching and learning. Although a large number of studies have addressed the definitions, typologies, and purposes of practical work, few have consulted practicing science teachers. This study explored science teachers' perceptions of experimentation for…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Science Teachers, School Restructuring, Educational Change
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Cofré, Hernán; Cuevas, Emilia; Becerra, Beatriz – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
Despite the importance of the theory of evolution (TE) to scientific knowledge, a number of misconceptions continue to be found among biology teachers. In this context, the first objective of this study was to identify the impact of professional development programme (PDP) on teachers' understanding of nature of science (NOS) and evolution and on…
Descriptors: Biology, Evolution, Scientific Principles, Scientific Literacy
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McNeill, Katherine L.; Katsh-Singer, Rebecca; González-Howard, María; Loper, Suzanna – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Science education research, reform documents and standards include scientific argumentation as a key learning goal for students. The role of the teacher is essential for implementing argumentation in part because their beliefs about argumentation can impact whether and how this science practice is integrated into their classroom. In this study, we…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teacher Surveys
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