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Briseno-Garzon, Adriana – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2013
Latin American audiences living in their countries of origin are poorly understood as museum learners due to the scarcity of research in this field. Through a case study approach, I investigate and report on the ways of learning of 20 Mexican family groups. In particular, I examine the influence of the Mexican sociocultural context on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sciences, Museums, Learning
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de Silva, Eugene, Ed. – IGI Global, 2015
While the great scientists of the past recognized a need for a multidisciplinary approach, today's schools often treat math and science as subjects separate from the rest. This not only creates a disinterest among students, but also a potential learning gap once students reach college and then graduate into the workforce. "Cases on…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Education, Hands on Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Serrano, Elena – Annals of Science, 2012
This paper analyzes the Spanish appropriation of one of the great French eighteenth-century best-sellers, the "Spectacle de la Nature" (1732-1750) by the "abbe" Antoine Noel Pluche. In eight volumes, the "abbe" discussed current issues in natural philosophy, such as Newtonianism, the origin of fossils, artisan…
Descriptors: Spanish Culture, Paleontology, Foreign Countries, French
Nunes, Miguel Baptista, Ed.; McPherson, Maggie, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2015
These proceedings contain the papers of the International Conference e-Learning 2015, which was organised by the International Association for Development of the Information and Society and is part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, July 21-24, 2015). The e-Learning 2015…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Failure, Electronic Learning, Success
Thummaphan, Phonraphee – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The present study aimed to represent the innovative assessments that support students' learning in STEM education through using the integrative framework for Cognitive Diagnostic Modeling (CDM). This framework is based on three components, cognition, observation, and interpretation (National Research Council, 2001). Specifically, this dissertation…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Cognitive Processes, Observation, Psychometrics
Avila Reyes, Natalia Alejandra – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Writing Studies has flourished as a field in Latin America during the last two decades. Its development has been fostered by an exponential growth of college enrollments and processes of expansion and democratization of the educational offer in the region. The renewed attention received by higher education writing has fueled new research efforts…
Descriptors: Writing Research, Writing Instruction, Epistemology, Foreign Countries
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Gonzalvez-Garcia, Francisco – Language Sciences, 2009
Drawing on naturally-occurring data extracted from the British National Corpus (BNC) and the Corpus de Referencia del Espanol Actual (CREA) in conjunction with data elicited from native speakers by means of questionnaires, this paper provides a bottom-up, usage-based analysis of instances of depictive secondary predicates involving mainly verba…
Descriptors: English, Spanish, Computational Linguistics, Semantics
Burt, Andy; And Others – 1981
This curriculum guide for the natural sciences is intended for use in grades 1-7 in the early French immersion program. The guide presents the following topics: (1) a list of general objectives; (2) a list of simple skills for children aged 5-8 and for children aged 8-12; (3) activities dealing with matter and its properties, space-time, and human…
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Arino de la Rubia, Leigh S.; Lin, Tzung-Jin; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
Past studies investigating university level students' views of nature of science (NOS) were relatively few and most of them were conducted in Western countries. This paper focuses upon comparing the quantitative patterns in Western (US Caucasian and African-American) and non-Western (Taiwanese) students' views of NOS (VNOS) by adopting a survey…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Scientific Principles, Cross Cultural Studies
Conseil des Colleges, Quebec (Quebec). – 1992
A series of recommendations developed by the Council of Colleges of the Colleges of General and Professional Education (CEGEP) in Quebec (Canada) are presented in this report to the Ministry of Higher Education and Science for redesigning the CEGEP's natural sciences curriculum. The proposed reforms are designed to meet legislative requirements…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Course Content, Curriculum Development
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Shaner, Sarah E.; Hooker, Paul D.; Nickel, Anne-Marie; Leichtfuss, Amanda R.; Adams, Carissa S.; de la Cerda, Dionisia; She, Yuqi; Gerken, James B.; Pokhrel, Ravi; Ambrose, Nicholas J.; Khaliqi, David; Stahl, Shannon S.; Schuttlefield Christus, Jennifer D. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
Electrochemical water oxidation is a major focus of solar energy conversion efforts. A new laboratory experiment has been developed that utilizes real-time, hands-on research to discover catalysts for solar energy conversion. The HARPOON, or Heterogeneous Anodes Rapidly Perused for Oxygen Overpotential Neutralization, experiment allows an array of…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Energy, Science Laboratories, Science Experiments
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Iniguez-de-la Torre, A.; Iniguez, J. – European Journal of Physics, 2009
When seasonal journeys take place in nature, birds and fishes migrate in groups. This provides them not only with security but also a considerable saving of energy. The power they need to travel requires overcoming aerodynamic or hydrodynamic drag forces, which can be substantially reduced when the group travels in an optimal arrangement. Also in…
Descriptors: Computation, Equations (Mathematics), Science Instruction, Physics
Griggs, Richard A., Ed.; Jackson, Sherri L., Ed. – Society for the Teaching of Psychology, 2011
This book follows in the footsteps of the first three volumes in the "Handbook for Teaching Introductory Psychology" series. In the prefaces to these volumes, the various editors all stressed two major points relevant to the development of this series. These comments also apply to this book. First, introductory psychology is one of the most…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Psychology, Introductory Courses, College Instruction
International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands). – 1984
Papers on the education and training of librarians presented at the 1984 IFLA general conference include: (1) "Training and Developing a Professional for the Widening Library Responsibilities: A Management View," in which Charles K. Wambugu (Kenya) examines the management requirements for a professional librarian and discusses the role…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Information Science
Davies, Brian, Ed. – 1982
The Group Internationale de Recherche sur l'Enseignment de la Physique (GIREP), known in English as The International Research Group on Physics Teaching, is an independent association for the improvement of physics teaching in schools and, to a lesser extent, at the interface between school and university. Provided in this three-part book is…
Descriptors: College Science, Course Descriptions, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
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