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Petersen, Jacinta E.; Treagust, David F. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Science in the Australian primary school context is in a state of renewal with the recent implementation of the Australian Curriculum: Science. Despite this curriculum renewal, the results of primary students in science have remained static. Science in Australia has been identified as one of the least taught subjects in the primary school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Huang, Chiungjung – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
A meta-analysis of 187 studies containing 247 independent studies (N = 68,429) on gender differences in academic self-efficacy identified an overall effect size of 0.08, with a small difference favoring males. Moderator analysis demonstrated that content domain was a significant moderator in explaining effect size variation. Females displayed…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Social Sciences, Males, Effect Size
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Flowers, Alonzo M., III; Banda, Rosa – Journal for Multicultural Education, 2016
Purpose: In an attempt to understand the postsecondary and occupational pathways of minorities who choose to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) pathways, what this paper offers is an examination of literature that focuses on identity. More specifically, this paper aims to present a research argument that highlights the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, STEM Education, Disproportionate Representation, Social Cognition
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Herodotou, C. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2018
Mobile applications are popular among young children, yet there is a dearth of studies examining their impact on learning and development. A systematic review identified 19 studies reporting learning effects on children 2 to 5 years old. The number of children participating in experimental, quasi-experimental, or mixed-method studies was 862 and…
Descriptors: Young Children, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Research
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Ahmed, Khalique; Trager, Bradley; Rodwell, Megan; Foinding, Linda; Lopez, Cori – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2017
Defined as nonjudgmentally paying attention to the present moment (Kabat-Zinn, 1994), modern-day mindfulness has gained considerable attention in various science fields. However, despite this growth, many uses of mindfulness remain unexplored. In this paper, we focus on the application of mindfulness programs in educational settings, specifically…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Test Anxiety, Mathematics Anxiety, Science Instruction
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Kaldenberg, Erica R.; Watt, Sarah J.; Therrien, William J. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2015
As a growing number of students with learning disabilities (LD) receive science instruction in general education settings, students with LD continue to perform significantly lower than their non-disabled peers. The shift from textbook-driven instruction to inquiry-based approaches to science learning supports students who struggle with reading.…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Science Instruction, Learning Disabilities, Reading Difficulties
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Brinson, James R. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2017
This paper further characterizes recently reviewed literature related to student learning outcome achievement in non-traditional (virtual and remote) versus traditional (hands-on) science labs, as well as factors to consider when evaluating the state and progress of research in this field as a whole. Current research is characterized according to…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Educational Research, Science Achievement, Educational Technology
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Hallfors, Denise; Cho, Hyunsan – International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 2007
The gap between scientific knowledge and real world practice continues to be a major conundrum for the behavioral sciences. This paper briefly reviews the development of behavioral research and describes problems that have arisen in meeting the goal of improving behavioral interventions through science. Based on published literature and personal…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Validity, Behavioral Sciences, Behavioral Science Research
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Woods-McConney, Amanda; Oliver, Mary C.; McConney, Andrew; Maor, Dorit; Schibeci, Renato – Research in Science Education, 2013
Previous research has underlined the importance of school students' engagement in science (including students' attitudes, interests and self beliefs). Engagement in science is important as a correlate of scientific literacy and attainment, and as an educational outcome in its own right. Students positively engaged with science are more likely to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Regression (Statistics), Models
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Klimova, Blanka; Kacet, Jaroslav – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2017
Information and communication technologies (ICT) have become an inseparable part of people's lives. For children the use of ICT is as natural as breathing and therefore they find the use of ICT in school education as normal as the use of textbooks. The purpose of this review study is to explore the efficacy of computer games on language learning…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Games, Instructional Effectiveness, Vocabulary Development
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Duesbery, Luke; Braun-Monegan, Jenelle; Liu, Kimy; McCoy, Jan – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2017
The quality of a data display can have an impact on the interpretation of those data. A survey of the literature indicates that data displays can vary in quality of accuracy, clarity, and efficacy. In this study we develop and apply an evaluative rubric to graphs in a sample of six education journals: three research and three practitioner. Results…
Descriptors: Data, Graphic Arts, Visual Aids, Data Interpretation
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Lewis, Karyn L.; Stout, Jane G.; Pollack, Steven J.; Finkelstein, Noah D.; Ito, Tiffany A. – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2016
A number of cultural, social, environmental, and biological factors have been suggested to explain women's relatively lower representation in physics and other science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Given its persistence, the causes of gender disparities are likely to be complex and multiply determined. In this review paper, we…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Females, Disproportionate Representation, Physics
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Martinez-Garza, Mario; Clark, Douglas B.; Nelson, Brian C. – Studies in Science Education, 2013
This review synthesises research on digital games and science learning as it supports the goals for science proficiency outlined in the report by the US National Research Council on science education reform. The review is organised in terms of these research-based goals for science proficiency in light of their alignment with current science…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Video Games, Science Education, Science Achievement
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Seeber, Marco – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
Higher education reforms informed by the managerial paradigm aim at increasing the capability of the university leadership to steer research activity, with no substantial variation across the disciplines. However, literature points out the limitations of universities to act as strategic actors, as well as the differences between the disciplines…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Research, Intellectual Disciplines
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Manyibe, Edward O.; Moore, Corey L.; Aref, Fariborz; Sagini, Meshack M.; Zeng, Steve; Alston, Reginald J. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2017
Purpose: This article provided a comprehensive overview of select challenges that oftentimes prevent minority-serving institutions (MSIs) in the United States (i.e., historically Black colleges/universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, and American Indian tribal colleges/universities) from participating optimally in the federal research…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Disabilities, Health, Independent Living
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