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Wines, Chris; Pfeiffer, Linda; Scott, Amanda; Woolcott, Geoff – Teaching Science, 2018
This article illustrates an enhancement and lesson-delivery process used to engage classroom students in primary school science lessons. In the enhancement process, university educators and pre-service teachers collaborated with local experts to prepare lessons based in local or regional contexts. Lessons were designed to enable students to think…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Active Learning, Inquiry, Elementary School Science
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Häkkinen, Päivi; Järvelä, Sanna; Mäkitalo-Siegl, Kati; Ahonen, Arto; Näykki, Piia; Valtonen, Teemu – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
With regard to the growing interest in developing teacher education to match the twenty-first-century skills, while many assumptions have been made, there has been less theoretical elaboration and empirical research on this topic. The aim of this article is to present our pedagogical framework for the twenty-first-century learning practices in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Cooperative Learning
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DeFina, Anthony V. – Science Teacher, 2017
To promote teaching science through inquiry, the author wanted to use his experience in the Galápagos to design a lesson that allows students to immerse themselves in the essential science and engineering practices identified in the "Next Generation Science Standards," as they ask questions; analyze and interpret data; engage in argument…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Process Skills, Evolution
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De Poorter, John; De Lange, Jan; Devoldere, Lies; Van Landeghem, Jouri; Strubbe, Katrien – Physics Education, 2017
Crosscutting concepts like patterns and models are fundamental parts in both the American framework of science education (from the AAAS) and our proposals for a new science education framework in Flanders. These concepts deepen the insight of both students and teachers. They help students to ask relevant questions during an inquiry and they give…
Descriptors: Physics, Scientific Concepts, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Tan, Yuen Sze Michelle; Caleon, Imelda Santos – Physics Teacher, 2016
The current vision of science education in myriad educational contexts encourages students to learn through the process of science inquiry. Science inquiry has been used to promote conceptual learning and engage learners in an active process of meaning-making and investigation to understand the world around them. The science inquiry process…
Descriptors: Science Education, Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Preston, Christine – Teaching Science, 2016
Young children love to draw, and should be encouraged to explore drawing as a communication tool. Drawing is a means by which children can express their thoughts, interests and feelings, long before they learn to write. We know that: "children's drawings are vehicles for expression and communication" (Chang, 2012, p. 187). This form of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Hardman, Sally; Luke, Sue – Primary Science, 2016
Children are naturally curious about the world around them and are often intrigued by everyday objects and experiences. Primary school teachers frequently make use of "WOW moments" to generate children's interest in science (Feasey, 2005). These moments capitalise on the children's fascination with objects and experiences in their…
Descriptors: Science Interests, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
Hougham, R. Justin; Eitel, Karla C. Bradley; Miller, Brant G. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2015
In this article we explore how reconceptualizing the role of technology in place-based education (PBE) enhances place responsive pedagogies through technology. Combining the strengths of adventure learning (AL) and PBE, Adventure Learning @ (AL@) advances both place responsive education and online learning in science education. This is needed, as…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Place Based Education, Technology Uses in Education, Science Education