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Williams, Lewis – Journal of Transformative Education, 2013
Indigenous worldviews remain at the margins of education, science, and sustainability efforts. The emergence of sustainable science holds promise as a means of advancing deep sustainability and recentering Indigenous knowledge. Transformative learning's engagement with sustainable science has the potential to play an integral role in this…
Descriptors: Epistemology, World Views, Indigenous Knowledge, Interviews
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Anderson, Dayle; Clark, Megan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
The nature of knowledge needed for teaching elementary science and the development of such knowledge is a focus of ongoing research in science education. Internationally, there is a move to include scientific literacy as an aim of science education curricula. In order to teach such curricula teachers need two types of subject matter knowledge…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Elementary School Science, Teacher Characteristics, Scientific Principles
Lee, Alison, Ed.; Danby, Susan, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
The number of doctorates being awarded around the world has almost doubled over the last ten years, propelling it from a small elite enterprise into a large and ever growing international market. Within the context of increasing numbers of doctoral students this book examines the new doctorate environment and the challenges it is starting to face.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Educational Change, Educational Trends
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Vlaardingerbroek, Barend – Teaching Science, 2011
Pseudoscience is a ubiquitous aspect of popular culture which constitutes a direct challenge to science, and by association, to science education. With the exception of politically influential pseudosciences trying to impose themselves on official curricula such as creationism, science education authorities and professional organisations seem…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Comparative Analysis, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Fensham, Peter J. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2011
The globalized nature of modern society has generated a number of pressures that impact internationally on countries' policies and practices of science education. Among these pressures are key issues of health and environment confronting global science, global economic control through multi-national capitalism, comparative and competitive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Global Approach, Science and Society
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Kidman, Joanna; Abrams, Eleanor; McRae, Hiria – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
The perspectives of indigenous science learners in developed nations offer an important but frequently overlooked dimension to debates about the nature of science, the science curriculum, and calls from educators to make school science more culturally responsive or "relevant" to students from indigenous or minority groups. In this paper…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Indigenous Populations, Scientific Principles, Foreign Countries
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Cowie, Bronwen; Jones, Alister; Otrel-Cass, Kathrin – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2011
International assessment data paints a complex picture of the engagement and achievement of New Zealand students in science. New Zealand was second only to Finland in the top achievers group in PISA 2006, but it also has one of the widest spreads in student achievement, particularly in relation to Mori and Pasifika students. Thus, the challenges…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Student Attitudes, Recognition (Achievement), Foreign Countries
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Bull, Ally – Primary Science, 2010
In New Zealand, as in many other countries, recent curriculum revisions have seen a change in focus in science education. There is an increased emphasis on students knowing about how the discipline of science works, with the aim of equipping them to become more critical users of science. In the New Zealand Curriculum document (Ministry of…
Descriptors: Science Tests, Foreign Countries, Sciences, Science Education
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Milne, Ian – Science Education International, 2010
The displaying of a sense of wonder when responding to aesthetic experiences of natural phenomena has been identified as having a significant impact on an individual's learning in primary science education. This paper attempts to review the significance of the influence of "wonder" arising from students aesthetic reactions to exploratory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Inquiry, Elementary School Science
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Taber, Keith S. – Curriculum Journal, 2010
Constructivism is a widely influential perspective in science education research. However, there have been strong criticisms of attempts to adopt constructivism as a principle underpinning official science curriculum policy (for example in New Zealand). Over the past decade recommendations for classroom pedagogy in extensive official guidance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Science Curriculum, Science Teachers
Bull, Ally; Joyce, Chris; Spiller, Lorraine; Hipkins, Rosemary – NZCER Press, 2010
Nature of Science is the core strand of science in "The New Zealand Curriculum". This resource aims to support teachers to understand the different aspects of the Nature of Science and what this might mean in practice. All aspects of this strand are covered: Understanding about science; Investigating in science; Communicating in science;…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Sciences
Common Core State Standards Initiative, 2010
One of the key requirements of the Common Core State Standards for Reading is that all students must be able to comprehend texts of steadily increasing complexity as they progress through school. By the time they complete the core, students must be able to read and comprehend independently and proficiently the kinds of complex texts commonly found…
Descriptors: Reading Ability, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Glossaries
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Fensham, Peter J. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2009
The PISA assessment instruments for students' scientific literacy in 2000, 2003, and 2006 have each consisted of units made up of a real world context involving Science and Technology, about which students are asked a number of cognitive and affective questions. This article discusses a number of issues from this use of S&T contexts in PISA…
Descriptors: Science Tests, Achievement Tests, Scientific Literacy, Gender Differences
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Hume, Anne – Higher Education Research and Development, 2009
This paper traces the development over several years of an initiative involving student journals that was introduced into a tertiary science education course for pre-service teachers to promote enhanced learning of how to teach science. Very soon after introducing the journals into course work the lecturer began engaging in "unplanned"…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Student Teachers, Education Courses, Action Research
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Gilbert, John K. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2009
This short paper outlines the emergence and achievements of the Science Education Research Unit at the University of Waikato over the period 1979-1985 under the leadership of the late Dr. Roger Osborne. Following his attendance at the ASERA meeting in Wagga Wagga in 1977, Roger Osborne rapidly built up a very productive team, which he led until…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Context, Science Education, College Science
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