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Cicuto, Camila; Pazinato, Maurícius; Torres, Bayardo – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2019
Scientific articles have been explored as a didactic resource in the teaching of Biochemistry, as well as in other areas of science. This teaching strategy contributes to the learning and understanding of specific concepts, and development of the skills, necessary for the research training of students. The present study investigated the use of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Metabolism, Scientific Concepts
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Ghavamnia, Maedeh – Reading Psychology, 2019
The purpose of this mixed-method investigation was to examine the effect of explicit instruction of cognitive strategies on the reading performance of Iranian graduate students and identify the cognitive strategies the participants used while reading a scientific article in English (L2). Prior to the study, the students completed a questionnaire…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Teaching Methods, Graduate Students, English (Second Language)
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Merma Molina, Gladys; Peña Alfaro, Hilda; Peña Alfaro González, Silvia Rosa – Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 2017
In this study, the researchers will explore the process of designing and validating a rubric to evaluate the adaptation of scientific articles in the format of the "American Psychological Association" (APA). The rubric will evaluate certain aspects of the APA format that allow authors, editors, and evaluators to decide if the scientific…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Journal Articles, Validity, Reliability
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Sandefur, Conner I.; Gordy, Claire – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2016
We developed and implemented a series of workshops and seminars in an undergraduate journal club targeted at improving student development in applying the scientific process. Students were surveyed before and after participating in the club about their confidence in accessing, analyzing, and reporting scientific research. Post-club, the students…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Clubs, Science Activities, Journal Writing
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Dori, Yehudit Judy; Avargil, Shirly; Kohen, Zehavit; Saar, Liora – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Context-based learning (CBL), promoting students' scientific text comprehension, and fostering metacognitive skills, plays an important role in science education. Our study involves CBL through comprehension and analysis of adapted scientific articles. We developed a module which integrates metacognitive prompts for guiding students to monitor…
Descriptors: Relevance (Education), Scientific and Technical Information, Metacognition, Cues
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Ariely, Moriah; Livnat, Zohar; Yarden, Anat – Science & Education, 2019
Learning the unique linguistic forms and structures that construct and communicate scientific principles, knowledge, and beliefs is important for developing students' disciplinary literacy. The use of scientific language is apparent in the texts that scientists produce to communicate their findings to other scientists--the research articles. Texts…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Literacy, Language Usage, High School Students
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Falk, Hedda; Yarden, Anat – Journal of Biological Education, 2011
Different genres of scientific articles have begun to diffuse into science curricula. Among them, adapted primary literature (APL) retains the characteristics of scientific research articles, while adapting their contents to the knowledge level of students in the 11th to 12th grades. We present three models for the teaching and learning of the…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Knowledge Level, Periodicals, Teaching Methods
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Fernandez-Batanero, Jose Maria; Montenegro-Rued, Marta; Fernandez-Cerero, Jose; Garcia-Martinez, Inmaculada – European Journal of Educational Research, 2020
This article analyzes the impact of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on students with Down syndrome through the consult of scientific articles published during the 2008 to 2018 period, in five scientific journal databases utilized in the academic world. Through a descriptive and quantitative methodology, the most significant…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Down Syndrome, Students with Disabilities
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Harmon, Stephanie; Pallant, Amy; Pryputniewicz, Sarah – Science Teacher, 2019
Constructing scientific arguments is an important skill, and is specifically addressed by the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) science and engineering practice of Engaging in Arguments From Evidence. To ensure that students understand the significance of a scientific argument, they need experiences that will help them understand, use, and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Persuasive Discourse, Earth Science
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Nelms, April A.; Segura-Totten, Miriam – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2019
Student engagement in the analysis of primary scientific literature increases critical thinking, scientific literacy, data evaluation, and science process skills. However, little is known about the process by which expertise in reading scientific articles develops. For this reason, we decided to compare how faculty experts and student novices…
Descriptors: Primary Sources, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty, Novices
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Deng, Yang; Kelly, Gregory J.; Xiao, Lishi – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2019
This study examines scientific practices associated with scientific writing in organic chemistry in China. Although there is rapidly growing literature on the features and strategies of scientific writing, further research in this area is needed to recognize and treat scientific writing as a social endeavor to evaluate it in a more comprehensive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Organic Chemistry, Science Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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Simon, Uwe K.; Steindl, Hanna; Larcher, Nicole; Kulac, Helga; Hotter, Annelies – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Far too few high-school students choose subjects from the natural sciences (NaSc) for their majors in many countries. Even fewer study biology, chemistry or physics at university. Those, that do, often lack training to present and discuss scientific results and ideas in texts. To meet these challenges the center for didactics of biology of Graz…
Descriptors: Journalism, High School Students, Student Interests, Natural Sciences
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Tenenberg, Josh; McCartney, Robert – Journal on Educational Resources in Computing, 2009
Most scientific articles address particular questions which are part of larger questions. The part-whole relationship varies.
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Questioning Techniques, Educational Resources, Feedback (Response)
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Shala, Sabiha; Leka, Dukagjin; Morganella, Tina – International Journal for Educational Integrity, 2018
This article presents the current legislative and educative measures in place for plagiarism prevention in Kosovo, especially in the case of student work, and provides an analysis of the effectiveness of such measures. Two public universities are used as case studies -- the University of Haxhi Zeka and the University of Kadri Zeka -- and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Plagiarism, Ethics, Cheating
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Haba-Osca, Julia; Ambros, Alba; Osca-Lluch, Julia – Online Submission, 2018
Children's literature has raised the interest of different disciplines and has strongly emerged not only in society but also in school and university curricula. This paper aims to analyse production in children's literature and determine the discipline's scientific activity published in international scientific journals indexed in the Web of…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Journal Articles, Scientific Research, Teaching Methods
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