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Kwan, Ann H.; Mobli, Mehdi; Schirra, Horst J.; Wilson, Jennifer C.; Jones, Oliver A. H. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Magnetic resonance is a powerful technology that has had a major impact across the physical, life, and medical sciences, from chemistry to medical imaging, with ever-expanding applications in new areas as diverse as mining and food science. It is, however, also a difficult subject to teach, as the theory is complex and requires some familiarity…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Science, College Faculty, Video Technology
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Akcay, Hakan – Education, 2017
The purpose of this activity is to demonstrate science teaching and assessing what is learned via using concept maps. Concept mapping is a technique for visually representing the structure of information. Concept mapping allows students to understand the relationships between concepts of science by creating a visual map of the connections. Concept…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Science Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts
Dochy, Filip; Gijbels, David; Segers, Mien; Van den Bossche, Piet – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Workplace and professional learning, lifelong learning, adult learning, learning in different contexts have become of more and more interest and now dominate all aspects of 21st century life. Learning is no longer about "storing and recall" but "development and flow". "Theories of Learning in the Workplace" offers fascinating overviews into some…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Learning Theories, Informal Education, Educational Psychology
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Seeman, Jeffrey I.; Lawrence, Tom – Science Teacher, 2011
One goal of 21st-century education is to develop mature citizens who can identify issues, solve problems, and communicate solutions. What better way for students to learn these skills than by participating in a science and engineering fair? Fair participants face the same challenges as professional scientists and engineers, even Nobel laureates.…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Science Fairs, Learning Experience, Peer Influence
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LaBanca, Frank; Ritchie, Krista C. – Science Teacher, 2011
Problem solving is a valuable skill in the science classroom. Students often use a variety of inquiry strategies to identify problems and their implications; develop action plans; locate relevant sources, information, and data; and formulate solutions. Problem solving is a logical, analytical, and sometimes creative process. The less tangible,…
Descriptors: Creativity, Learning Strategies, Problem Solving, Science Fairs
Liu, Xiufeng – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2010
This book meets a demand in the science education community for a comprehensive and introductory measurement book in science education. It describes measurement instruments reported in refereed science education research journals, and introduces the Rasch modeling approach to developing measurement instruments in common science assessment domains,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Textbooks, Research Methodology, Science Tests
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Alexander, Athalie; Russo, Sharon – Teaching Science, 2010
Capitalising on areas in which teachers feel most comfortable, the teaching of Biology, environmental education or nature to young children can be an alternative way of introducing and understanding Science. A "Citizen Science" program currently being run by the University of South Australia (UniSA) may be an appropriate starting point.…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Language Arts, Foreign Countries, Science Education
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Eick, Charles J. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2009
Individual recommendation plans (IRP) for student teaching practice were co-constructed with two methods students based on the select application of National Science Teachers Association's National Standards for Science Teacher Preparation. Methods students completed a resume, an interview on pedagogical preferences, and a learning styles survey…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Reflection, Teacher Characteristics, Biographies
National Academies Press, 2010
"Gender Differences at Critical Transitions in the Careers of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty" presents new and surprising findings about career differences between female and male full-time, tenure-track, and tenured faculty in science, engineering, and mathematics at the nation's top research universities. Much of this…
Descriptors: Productivity, Tenure, Gender Differences, Research Universities
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Ornek, Funda – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2008
In this paper, I discuss different types of models in science education and applications of them in learning and teaching science, in particular physics. Based on the literature, I categorize models as conceptual and mental models according to their characteristics. In addition to these models, there is another model called "physics model" by the…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Education, Models, Classification
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Johansson, K. E. – Physics Education, 2008
Stockholm House of Science, focusing on astronomy, biotechnology and physics for students and teachers at school, is based on the proven concept of Stockholm Science Laboratory, which was mainly devoted to physics. The House of Science has become a popular and important resource and meeting place for teachers and students, stimulating interest in…
Descriptors: Science Interests, Physics, Science Laboratories, Biotechnology
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Carson, Susan – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2007
Science educators agree that an undergraduate research experience is critical for students who are considering graduate school or research careers. The process of researching a topic in the primary literature, designing experiments, implementing those experiments, and analyzing the results is essential in developing the analytical skills necessary…
Descriptors: Student Research, Mentors, Models, Science Laboratories
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Kremer, Angelika; Walker, Mark; Schluter, Kirsten – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2007
We developed a course in inquiry-based science for students training to become primary school teachers. The emphasis of the course was teaching students to do inquiry-based science activities themselves, as this is the best way of learning how to teach using inquiry-based methods. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Science Activities, Teaching Methods, Science Education, Inquiry
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Kao, Yvonne S.; Cina, Anthony; Gimm, J. Aura – Science Teacher, 2006
Scientists often have to observe and study surfaces that are impossible or impractical to see directly, such as the ocean floor or the atomic surfaces of objects. Early in the history of oceanography scientists dropped weighted cables to the bottom of the ocean. By moving across the ocean at regular intervals and keeping track of how deep the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Science, Structural Elements (Construction), Scientists
Goetz, Susan Gibbs – Scarecrow Press, 2007
"Science for Girls: Successful Classroom Strategies" looks at how girls learn, beginning with the time they are born through both the informal and formal education process. In the author's current role as professor of science education, Dr. Goetz has surveyed hundreds of female elementary education majors in their junior and senior year of…
Descriptors: Education Majors, Single Sex Schools, Elementary Education, Females
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